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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Holy Grail Potential: Clinique Quickliner for Eyes Intense

Yep, I said it- Holy Grail Potential here, people! I spoke about the Clinique Quickliner for Eyes in my Face of the Day post and said that I used it a couple of times and each time I was amazed at how quickly and smoothly I was able to line my top lashline. Finally I looked down to read the name of the liner and chuckled upon realizing it was actually called "Quickliner," it couldn't be named anything more perfect.

Recently, I've stopped wearing eyeliner because it's so hit and miss for me. Some days it goes well and other days I'm sitting there with a Q-tip wiping it away over and over.

The one that I have was a free gift with purchase, so of course it isn't full of product, but there is plenty for me to be able to determine that I love it. Also, it doesn't have the smudger on the end, which I think is also an amazing touch and I'll tell you why later.


Once again, because this is a GWP, of course they're not going to give you a normal color like black or brown, they give you, or the one I got anyway, is in 07 Intense Ivy, which is a very dark green, and I'm quite fond of the name Ivy ;)

As you can see from the swatch on my hand, it has a very pretty sheen and in real life, you can't even tell that it's green, it actually looks black so I don't mind it.

When I apply it, I just draw my line starting in the middle and I get it as nice looking as possible and then I take a small flat brush (that actually came with a Maybelline gel eyeliner) and finish smoothing the line out, so you can't tell where the line starts on my lash line and it overall, has a nice shape. This is where the smudger would come into play, making the product a complete package for me.

For me, what makes this liner so different from others is that a) it's very pigmented; you will not be pressing hard, dragging or redrawing to get a nice line, and b) it is very creamy so it's easy to manipulate.

It is also worth noting, that the swatch on my hand didn't come off until I rubbed it under warm water. I was going to add a picture of what it looked like when I tried to just rub it off with my other hand to test it, but honestly, it looked the exact same.

 I also cried while I was wearing it (I read a sad/inspirational story online), so the staying power in the waterline is excellent and there was no smudging or moving around.

I think this would be great for beginners, people in a hurry, people with smudging problems or people like me, who just can't seem to get the hang of top lash line liner! :)

Check it out here.


This was going to be a double post with another Clinique product, but I can blab on so much about one eyeliner that I think I'm going to stop it here and save the second product for another day. (Seriously, the GWP is such a great idea because it introduced me to products that I wouldn't have tried before and now love!)

Keep an eye out for the next Holy Grail Potential Product and let me know if you guys have tried this liner, know of anything similar or have any questions!


  1. lovely post! enjoyed reading it :)
    would you like to follow each other on bloglovin?
    let me know :)
    - Janine

    1. Thank you!

      I'm pretty sure I'm already following you!

      Ivy xx

  2. I love this review! It was so helpful and I really love that olive green/almost black shade!
    Modern Beauty Girl

    1. Thanks, Sisi! I do too, in person it's almost a less-harsh black, which is nice :)



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