One of the best things about going to beauty events is discovering new makeup brands. At this year's #LDBeauty event, I discovered Prestige Cosmetics, an international makeup company selling in over 40 countries. Their display at the London Drugs event was filled with intense, bold colors, including some super saturated eyeliners, so I was excited to try their Back to Black Triple Line Ink Pen Eyeliner after the event.
Designed for makeup users of all levels, the Back to Black Triple Line Ink Pen Eyeliner is a unique twist on your standard liquid eyeliner. Instead of the usual pointed felt tip or brush hairs, the Back to Black Triple Line Ink Pen Eyeliner instead has a trio of stubby felt tips that can be used in a multitude of ways. With a unique budge-proof and waterproof formula, the Back to Black Triple Line Ink Pen Eyeliner can be worn all day and if you're into these kinds of things, then you'll be happy to know that this eyeliner is also gluten-free, GMO free, paraben free and fragrance free. I've never heard of anyone having gluten reactions from makeup, but recently I've been seeing this advertised more, so I guess that's a thing now? One thing I'm surprised that isn't mentioned anywhere about this eyeliner is that it's packed with moisturizing ingredients; for instance, its third ingredient is aloe vera juice, and it also contains vitamin E and sunflower seed oil, which I thought was pretty different from other liners out there.
Anyhoo, with its innovative brush, the Back to Black Triple Line Ink Pen Eyeliner can be used to do anything from tight-lining to a full cat-eye. To tight-line, simply dot the liner between lashes at the base of your eyelash for a natural darkening of your eye rim for definition. Then for a more dramatic night look, apply this liner as usual by sweeping it along your lash line.
At first when I received this liner I didn't actually realize the 3 nubs were for tight-lining. I actually thought it was for creating a kawaii anime/Betty Boop look by winging out your liner into 3 lines! Surprisingly doing your liner this way is really cool, although tricky. Simply line your lashes as per normal, but don't create a wing yet. To do the wing, lay the brush flat against the skin and carefully swoop it upwards. The result is a cute little trio of wings that when paired with lots of mascara looks pretty fun. You can even wear this during the day so long as you keep the wings small.
|Trying out tight-lining - can you tell that I'm wearing eyeliner?|
Oddly enough, I actually found applying this liner the intended way trickier. Maybe I just need more practice, but dotting this liner evenly between my lashes is damn finicky! My tip would be to do your best, then take a slanted eyeliner brush and run it over your eyeliner while it's still damp so then you can smudge and smooth out any mistakes. You have to do this super fast though as this liner dries really quickly.
As for the Back to Black Triple Line Ink Pen Eyeliner's longevity and pigmentation, I found both kinda lacking. By the time I'm done one eye, the pigmentation of this liner kinda fades a bit on the second and applies a tad streaky. Also, the waterproof claim? Not so much. I was able to easily wash off my eyeliner swatches with just some water!
You can purchase the Back to Black Triple Line Ink Pen Eyeliner from Prestige Cosmetics at your local drugstores for around $8-10.
Ditch - the gimmicky brush doesn't blow me away enough to purchase this again, but it's a decent drugstore quality eyeliner.