Review: Styli Style 24-Hour Eyeliner

Last updated 05:00 12/09/2012
STAYING POWER: Styli Style 24-hour eyeliner.

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Ever heard of permanent makeup? Like tattooed eyeliner and lipstick? I wrote a story on it once. Don't ever do it, it's painful and extremely hard to get right.

The problem though is that I'd kill for permanent eyeliner - just not with a needle. We get so used to having our eyes defined with makeup that it's increasingly hard to deal with having a bare face - whether in public or even in the privacy of our own homes.

It's little wonder then that I leap with delight onto every beauty product that claims to be "longwearing", "24 hours smudge-proof", "48-hour perfection" and all that rot.

Last week I stumbled across a product stashed away in the far corner of a pharmacy. "Styli Style 24 hour Power. Smudgeproof. Waterproof. Workoutproof. Danceproof. $18.95". I had to buy it in the name of research.

I drew it on my hand. It didn't budge. Not a millimetre. I licked my hand. It still didn't move. I gave myself a smokey eye and went to the gym. I dripped with sweat. Still fine.

It's the closest I've ever got to an eyeliner tattoo; and all from an ordinary looking product from the chemist.

I went back and bought the brown, the grey and the metallic blue versions; and while you need a good eye makeup remover to get it off, it's well worth the effort, for you'll never have to touch up your eye makeup throughout the day again.

Styli Style 24 hour power Eyeliner, $18.95 from pharmacies.

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