The Curve Felt Tip Eye Liner
The Curve Felt Tip Eye Liner is an excellent long-wearing liquid eyeliner pen that gets its name from the ergonomic shape of its handle. The handle is specially curved to fit in between the thumb and forefinger, which allows for a firmer, more controlled, and less awkward grip as you apply. For people who have difficulty applying liquid eyeliner with a steady hand, the shape of this pen will make the process easier. Although the handle shape is an excellent innovation, the price is a bit on the high side when compared to that of other liquid eyeliners at the drugstore, but in comparison to department-store versions, this is still a bargain.
Aside from its unique shape, this eyeliner stands out for its precise application of intense jet-black color in a smooth, non-feathering line. This product doesn't skip or smudge, and the formula is water-resistant, which helps it to wear all day without traveling. When you're ready to take it off, don't worry about needing a special eye-makeup remover—a regular, water-soluble cleanser will work.
- Ergonomic shape helps keep hand steady during application.
- Applies a thin, or thick, line of bold, jet-black color.
- Long-wearing; doesn't skip, smudge, or travel.
- Easy application, easy to remove.
This small Los Angelesbased makeup line was founded in 1999 by a woman named Toni Ko. The company's Web site is vague about Ko's background, merely stating that she developed an interest in cosmetics as a teenager and wanted to create her own line of cosmetics. Ko's goal was to produce high-quality products at affordable prices, and that's the draw of NYX (pronounced "nicks") Cosmetics. We are pleased to report that, for the most part, Ko succeeded in her childhood dream.
It is important to note that this line offers a full selection of makeup products, from foundations to lip gloss. However, the only place to access everything NYX Cosmetics has to offer is their Web site. The Ulta chain is the largest distributor of NYX Cosmetics products in the United States, and the line can also be found at Target and Nordstrom Rack, but they carry a smaller selection of NYX products.The good news is that most of the few NYX products Ulta stocks are impressive, especially the powder eyeshadows, which compete evenly with eyeshadows that cost a lot more.
NYX Cosmetics website is www.nyxcosmetics.com.
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