TOPSHOP SEMI PERMANENT LINER (SANDSTORM COLLECTION) review

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hello pretties! here is my TOPSHOP SEMI PERMANENT LINER (SANDSTORM COLLECTION) review check this out!

These Semi Permanent Liners are quite something. True to their name, Topshop has managed to create the most long lasting eye liners I have ever had the pleasure of using. An eye liner with semi permanent durability may not be a necessary requirement for most people, but if you have read any of my previous eye make-up related reviews, you may be aware by now that my frustratingly oily eyelids paired with sensitive (prone to tearing up) eyes means a lot of eye products do not wear well. As far as eye liners go, I have never managed to get through an entire 10hr+ day without some smearing of a crisp line or fading of the outer flick. With these, I have worn them directly on my bare eyelids – without an eye shadow primer – from morning until night and they had not budged. They currently come in three different shades with the Sandstorm collection: (description taken from the website) Perpetual is a charcoal black, Infinite is a gunmetal grey, and Tarnished is a bronze. All three contain silvery shimmer.

Despite my complete and utter adoration of the lasting ability of the semi permanent liners, I am somewhat hesitant to recommend them. The effort these require to apply and remove may not be worth bothering with for those that do not typically have longevity issues with eye liners. They have an almost gloopy consistency, and apply much thicker than typical liquid formulas. This may be the reason why these liners last so well, but unlike most liners that dry in a moment or two, I have to look down/keep my eyes closed for a good 20 seconds or longer in order to prevent transfer to my lids. Removal also requires a lot of effort, and, in my experience, an oil based cleanser is essential to thoroughly remove every last trace from the lash line. Everything else is great though; the price is reasonable, the packaging is pretty, and the thin brush applicator is very easy to use.

Price: £8.00/3ml

ingredients: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Mica, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla), Wax, Octyldodecanol, Talc, Silica, Dimethyl Silylate, Synthetic Beeswax, Vp/hexadecene Copolymer, Nylon-12, Tocopheryl Acetate, Fragrance (Parfum), Propylparaben, Bht, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tin Oxide, Citronellol, Coumarin, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Benzoate, Geraniol, Benzyl Alcohol. [May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Carmine (Ci 75470), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Ferric Ferrocyanide, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Yellow 5 Lake (19140), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090)]

… close up of Perpetual

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