L A Colors: GRAFIXeyeliner

During the Winter Holiday season, Walgreens had a $1 to $3 beauty product grab and go display. These are usually marketed to be stocking stuffers for the beauty queen. I granted myself a couple of liners…

DSCF0354 DSCF0356These L A Colors liquid liners were actually 50% off of the regular $1 price as it was after Christmas. And before you say that I got a good deal, keep reading.

L A Colors has it in the pocket for the edgy packaging and name, GRAFixeyeliner. There were only two shades left to choose from and for $1 total, I went for both…

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Both are dark shades. The applicator is semi-flexible. Just the very tip has some ply. Here’s a close-up of ‘Plum’…

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So far, so good. But, we’ll have to stop right there if you don’t want to be disappointed. Alas…here, it is true that you get what you pay for. This is what my swatches looked like…

 

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I couldn’t get a solid stroke for NOTHING! You can see the swipes I made in attempt to make a solid line. I couldn’t do it. The same happened on my eye; no go. Because the product is so watery, I knew it wasn’t going to be the least bit water-resistant. So, in an effort to make some salvation, I put another brand of eyeliner over GRAFIX and went on with my day. Had I not swatched and photographed these two eyeliners before using them on my eyelid, I might have tried harder to make it work. But, I didn’t want to waste my time, as I had already wasted a buck tried to make a silk purse out of this sow’s ear. (Isn’t that just the nastiest cliche???)

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I am thankful that I didn’t purchase these as gifts. But with L A Colors, it can be iffy on the quality and usually, the quality isn’t there. The Vanity wouldn’t like to risk her reputation on shoddy products in any stocking that needs stuffed. A lump of coal might have made a better kohl stick than these.

You didn’t get one of these in your stocking, did you? I got a box of Lifesaver candies, which is a life-long family tradition. I made out way better!