July 24, 2019

The best liquid liner? Quick Flick Review

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A liquid liner stamp! No, really. A liner that’s ready for you to apply, with minimal effort. Sounds too good to be true? Perhaps, so I wanted to find out by using Quick Flick.

While at school the closest I ever got to achieving a liner look was a kohl pencil on my top lid, sometimes in a khaki-green shade. My mum used to say “you should pull the line up to open up your eyes” I thought she had no clue what she was talking about. Obviously, I was wrong no surprise there, mums do know best, but it was only when I started using a liquid liner that I really understood what she meant. Because even now I rarely use a kohl liner to do a cat eye, although Katie Jane Hughes does it so well that I often think about trying it out.

I’m not amazing at liquid liner but I’m quite good. Having finally found out the type of pen I like and can use (thin nib, liquid pen, no pots and excessive details, not too thin and one that doesn’t dry out after a week) – the L’Oreal is pretty good, and I also found the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner to be really close to that, though it did dry out a bit quicker. I also know and have found out that for my eye shape the line should start 3/4 of the lid and not go all the way in the inner corner. To me, the perfect liner should be thin enough for a small cat eye, so that it’s up to me to determine my line. All these have helped me achieve the liner in the underground, on a taxi, on a bus, and in a car and I’ve done it pretty well.

So I was definitely intrigued when I was given The Quick Flick to try. It’s an Australian brand that created this stamp liner in four different sizes, in navy, green and black. I have the 10mm which is a medium flick, there is also a ‘to the point’, an 8mm, and a 12mm. The box contains two liners (one for the left eye, and one for the right eye), with two sides; one side is the stamp and the other your classic liner.

The try out

I did my eye makeup as normal and then took the stamp part and carefully placed it, it’s a bit harder than it looks. Then, I filled out the line and straightened the tip of my cat-eye. I did the same with the right eye, but it was a bit tricky getting it to match up with the first eye so I ended up going for a much more dramatic flick to even them out. The end result is pretty good. This is the navy colour so I’d be interested to see how dark the black one is. To see a more interactive trial, check out how I use the Quick Flick on my IGTV, here (or below).

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PRODUCTS USED Rodial Glow Drops https://fave.co/30BwK6z L’Oreal Pro Glow Foundation in 204 https://fave.co/2leBVd9 Tarte Shape Tape concealer https://fave.co/30veKdV Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer https://fave.co/2XJY0CQ NARS Orgasm Blush https://fave.co/30v3Bd1 Mac Paint pot in Groundwork https://fave.co/2LLTCfo QUICK FLICK in Blue Velvet (modest 10mm) https://fave.co/2XIubSZ Shiseido ImperiaLash Mascara https://fave.co/2LQEIoc Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip in Arriba! https://fave.co/2XH66fB Mac lip liner in Cherry https://fave.co/2jKkYXP Milk KUSH brow gel in Grind https://fave.co/30B3751 Huda Beauty Golden Sands palette https://fave.co/2lgddJq Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray https://fave.co/2LToPNC

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The verdict

This is really easy to use, although I find easier to match up my flicks with a traditional liner. My finished flick was more dramatic than I had anticipated, but there’s nothing wrong with that! I will reserve this for the nighttime for sure, as I prefer a smaller flick during the day. After trying it out a few times, getting the lines even will be much easier I’m sure. All in all, I think this is a great product and will be perfect for someone who has difficulties with a cat eye. It’s £20 which puts it in a premium category when it comes to liners, so keep that in mind! I do think it’s worth it and I’d like to see how long this lasts before it dries out.

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