[[ Collection 2000 24 Hour Extreme Felt Tip Liner ]]
Simple, no fuss packaging. Plain black with product details printed in silver. It might also be worth mentioning that the bottom is coloured, so you can easily see which shade is which without having to remove the lid. Also, the lid clicks tightly into place and you have to use a bit of force to pop it off, so I doubt it will be drying out any time soon!
[[ Applied ]]
'Purple' is a dark, slightly warm colour which take a few layers to reach total opacity. I actually find it fairly difficult to get a streak free finish, but to be honest you would only notice right up close. This liner isn't as fast drying as it claims to be - I applied it in a thick line and to my horror found that it was STILL transferring colour to my crease about twenty minutes later! I suppose that might have been due to my layering it, or having oily lids, but I've never had that problem before. However, it does last well through the day, being fairly smudge proof, in fact it lasts so well that it stains. After removing my leopard print look it looked like I had varicose veins in my eyelids! Scary!
[[ Nib. Leopard print, line applied with side of nib, tip of nib, block of eyeliner. Click to make the pic bigger! ]]
The nib has just the right amount of flex in it - not so hard that it hurts to apply, not so soft that it will fall apart and splay. I think that felt tip liners are perfect for those new to eyeliner or those who haven't developed the brush control for neat lines yet. It's easy to get a thin, precise line with the Collection 2000 Extreme Felt Tip Liners or thicker lines if you feel a bit bolder. I've found myself reaching for this when I'm running out of time in the morning or just can't be bothered with the precision required for a brush.
Overall, I'm pretty impressed! At £2.99 for 6ml of product (most liquid eyeliners contain around 3ml of product) I'm definitely filing these under my 'bargain' label :) Available from Boots, Superdrug and some Morrisons stores.