Happy Wednesday, today I want to talk about a makeup product that I’ve been testing out for a few weeks. I’ve used this almost every time I’ve worn makeup over the past few weeks, in a handful of different situations, so I want to talk about it.
Specifically, this is the Chica Y Chico One Kill Eyeliner, in the shade ‘#2 One Kill Brown‘. I picked this up in a fairly recent YesStyle Haul back in June of this year, and have moved this into my routine fairly recently.
This is the first product I’ve bought from the brand, although I do have one of their eyeshadow palettes in my collection as well, which I’m also testing out. So I bought this product with lots of intrigue and excitement, although without expectations.
So the products itself is a brush tip eyeliner, with a very fine brush tip. The side of the box demonstrates that it’s meant to be a 0.12mm line when drawn. I can’t really verify the exact measurements, but the brush tip is very slim, and has some flexibility to it that makes it fairly easy for me to work with. For me, a brush tip that is too rigid is harder to work with and sometimes even abrasive on my eyelids.
The packaging itself has a few claims which are follows:
“Waterproof liquid eyeliner that creates a clean line in one steady sweep. It keeps liner last longer without smudge.”
So the English on the box is a little wonky, but to summarise: it claims to be waterproof, smudge-proof and creates a clean, precise line. All of these claims are things I really value in an eyeliner, as I have oily eyelids, and as someone who streams and lives in humid weather, being waterproof and smudge-proof is really important for longevity.
Off the bat, I wouldn’t describe this eyeliner as ‘waterproof’ but it certainly is water-resistant. Having worn this on rainy days, as well washing away my swatches (which will be included further into this review), it’s not fully water-proof, but it does hold up well. It takes a lot of effort for water to really pull this off the skin.
I wouldn’t really call this smudge-proof either. It requires a long time for it to really start to look faded, but it does transfer on to the corner of my under eye just below where I typically draw my wing, which is the result of my oily eyelids. So if you have oily eyelids as well, this is something to bear in mind. This typically happens the fastest when I’ve been out in the humid UK weather, whereas on days when I’m indoors all day, it takes several hours for this to happen.
In terms of swatches, it looks a lot lighter in tone than it appears on my eyelids. Here, it looks like a medium brown, but I find it looks more like a dark brown when applied to the eyelids, which is odd.
The line itself is one I deliberately swatched thicker in order to demonstrate the pigment. By carefully brushing the brush-tip along the eyelid you can achieve a very thin line, which you can sort of see on the top line.
On the eyes, you can see the slightly difference in terms of the colour pigmentation. It definitely looks like a darker brown, and I achieved a very thin, subtle line across my lash-line.
For this specific eye look, I didn’t bring the liner across the entire lash-line, but to where my eyelashes naturally start, then brought the line across the lash-line and created a subtle wing. I knew I was going to run errands shortly after preparing the photos for this post, so I wanted a lightweight and simple makeup look.
However, I can get the brush to comfortably line the entire lash-line if I want it to, for a slightly more defined, but still very natural looking eye look.
In terms of performance, it’s one that’s been very hit or miss. On the given day I did this eye look, the pigmentation was consistent and even. However, I have had issues with achieving this for most of the days I’ve used this liner. It’s especially stubborn when drawing the wing of my liner, and the inner corners, where the liner just doesn’t like to adhere to the skin, often not applying at all. I’m not sure what was different today for it to behave better, but I want to make that clear as I normally struggle to make this liner work.
Ultimately, I don’t plan to keep this in my collection after today, as the performance feels like a huge gamble. I got lucky on the day of photographing for this post, but that doesn’t justify it staying in my makeup collection. So I’m a little bit disappointed that this liner didn’t work out, but I’m still glad I tried it. I’m not put off from the brand, however, so I will continue to watch out for their products going forward.
Thank you for taking the time to read my blog post, it means a lot to me to receive your support. I hope you are happy and healthy, and I’ll speak to you again soon.
Makeup Products Used:
- L’OREAL Brow Artist Plumper (in ‘Medium/Dark‘)
- NYX Eyebrow Gel (in ‘Espresso‘)
- I Heart Makeup Brow Kit (in ‘I Woke Up This Groomed‘)
- Revolution Fast Base Concealer (in ‘C1‘)
- MUA Ever After – Matte Palette
- The Body Shop Colour Crush Eyeshadow (in ‘Sand By Me‘)
- Autograph Lasting Colour Luxe Duo Eyeshadow (in ‘Toffee‘)
- Barry M Dazzle Dust (in ‘105 Athena‘)
- Chica Y Chico One Kill Eyeliner (in ‘#2 One Kill Brown‘)
- E.L.F. 16hr Camo Concealer (in ‘Fair Rose‘)
- No7 Perfect Light Pressed Powder (in ‘Fair‘)
- No7 Natural Blush Tint Powder (in ‘Soft Damson‘)
Makeup Brushes Used:
- Primark 243 Brow Brush
- B. Cosmetics Eye Contour Brush
- EcoTools Bamboo Eyeshadow Brush
- Real Techniques Shading Brush
- EcoTools Large Eye Brush
- EcoTools Detail Brush
- Eco Tools Retractable Kabuki Brush
- Real Techniques 405 Instapop Cheek Brush