Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Majolica Majorca Perfect Automatic Liner

Majolica Majorca's new Perfect Automatic Liner is the 3rd generation of these liquid brush eyeliners. These new liners are formulated with a inky black base to which various color pearl pigments are added to create the individual shades. And indeed, GR604 Emerald Black applies as a intensely blackened emerald shade in just a few quick strokes.


However, being a watery liquid, the application process is trickier compared to a soft gel eyeliner, which does not dry as quickly. The twist/click dispensing mechanism of the Perfect Automatic Liner means that the amount of product in the brush tip is also a bit unpredictable. If there is too much product dispensed, you risk glooping it all over your lashline or ending up with a much thicker line than intended. The trick is to go slow and dispense one click at a time, then add more if necessary. It does take some time to perfect getting a straight line without any bumpy edges. In that respect, I still prefer gel eyeliners as they are much easier to control and blend/smudge compared to a liquid liner, where the mistakes tend to be more obvious.


The eyeliner is waterproof and lasts quite well over several hours of wear. I haven't tried the previous versions before so I can't say how the Perfect Liner compares to its predecessors. It has received fairly good reviews on Cosme.net, with an average rating of 4.4 stars out of 7 stars. Overall, I still prefer gel eyeliners (such as those by Maquillage and Coffret D'Or) but the Perfect Automatic Eyeliner is a good and more affordable alternative, if you can get the hang of how to apply it. When using it for the first time, do flex the bristles to separate them before clicking the end to dispense the liquid, otherwise the bristles stick together in a stiff bunch.


Do check out my buddy, Kathi's detailed review and swatches of the Perfect Automatic Liner on her blog, Lotus Palace!

12 comments:

nobi said...

nice eyeliner and skillful act :)
what is the green eye shadow? it looks very turquoise and mermaid like! :)

Haru said...

Hi,
Thanks for your comment! The eyeshadow is Lunasol Sheer Contrast Eyes in EX01 Blue Green Coral, which is a limited edition palette from summer 2008.

fel said...

I LOVE ur nicely your eyeshadow blends together! :)

makeupmag said...

Love the e/s you have on; it's perfect with the liner. :)

jojoba (My Makeup Reviews) said...

i saw your EOTD and i thought it was a nice liner. then you said it has a clicking device. not good for liquid liner...

i was thinking to try but now i think i won't...

it looks great on you though

Syn@3sTh3sI@ said...

liquid liner is a big no no for me.. hahaha i hav shaky hands, especially with clicking device? no no no... hahaha

kuri♥ayu said...

ahh thanks for the review :) I've always used liquid liners and I figured that maybe pen form would be easier. I guess I might try out a gel liner when my current one runs out.

Pinky said...

Hi Haru
sorry for such abrupt post regarding Paul and Joe as that's the way to catch your attention. i scared if i post at the earlier/older posts on Paul and Joe, you might not get it. :P hey, maybe you might want to consider a chat box in your blog so readers can throw in comments regarding current events, promo, share insights..or chat on adhoc basis? :) just a thought only to increase interaction with us :)

haha ok..without much ado..may i ask if you know when is the next Paul and Joe sales promotion? after reading your love on this brand, i felt like trying this brand out esp it's primer which i read is a popular product among artists too. i am also tempted with all their generous samples to try out too. so if i get you right, ur favorite branch is at isetan scotts too? any particular SA to introduce? :)

thanks so muchhhh...love and a lot of them from Pinky

Haru said...

Hi Pinky,

Thanks for the suggestion but I'm actually not a big fan of chatboxes because they invite all kinds of nasty anonymous strangers to leave irresponsible and inflammatory comments. I have seen this happen on other blogs so I still prefer having just moderated comments on my blog instead of a free-for-all chatbox.

As for P&J, I'm not sure when they will have their next promotion, like the storewide 20% discount as these are usually announced only a few days in advance. It seems like the counter at BHG in Bugis has the 20% discount the most frequently. But all the counters always have various GWPs available, so perhaps you can wait for a GWP that you like before making your purchase. They usually come up with new GWPs for each limited edition collection.

I like P&J's color makeup but I feel that their base makeup, like foundations and primers, and skincare is more for dry/normal skin and not really suitable for oily acne-prone skin. I have tried their foundations before and didn't like them due to poor oil control.

sizbelle said...

glad to hear its good, maybe its time for me to start investing!

like the way you drew the wing, wish i have that kind of skill too!

nice green you used on ur lids.

Anonymous said...

Nice EOTD!!
love the colors and how you blend it.

I have the same eyeliner too. but i find it rather close to black. wouldn't be able to tell that its green unless you scrutinize...

Or have i used too much? hmmm....

For the pen that I own, its too "watery", it's rather hard to apply. a 2nd stroke tends to "wipe out" the 1st stroke. If you know what I mean. :s
but the same liner that i own in brown, works perfectly fine.

Pinky said...

Thanks, Haru. i will go check out Paul and Joe at BHG Bugis. sometimes back i saw their GWP to be a pretty black/white luggage with floral print and some "catty" design. hope they have such GWP soon! :PP

my skin type is dry so looks like a great fit here too.