“ Brand: Superdrug 2True / Type: Eyeliner / Suitable for: Eye „
'2true' is a 'Superdrug' own make up brand that offers a wide range of cosmetics from primer (now that they have updated their collection) to lipstick in a fantastic array of colours.
The '2True Eye Defining Twist & Line' eye-liner I bought for £1.99 at my local 'Superdrug' store which is only place I know of its availability to purchase, although '2True' do have their own website; (www.2true.com) it works more as a blogging platform where consumers can comment on their experiences when using different products, which is still very informative and I would highly recommend checking it out if you are starting your '2true' make up collection.
I purchased two of these eye liners the first was in 'Shade 8' which is just a basic black, the second shade was 'Shade 5' which is a dark royal purple. '2true' offer 11 different colours in this style of liner, the purple and black are just the ones I will get the most wear out of. Although the eye liners had a creamy texture and applied with ease, the colour quality its self is not fantastic it could have done with being a little bit more pigmented. I also found that after around three hours of wear the product did tend to run even though it was not applied to my waterline.
I do however like the packaging, its sleek and very compact and easy to put in your make up bag and go. I also found the little patch of colour on the lid quite helpful as to the colour that is in the packaging. It means that you don't have to take the lid off or search for the name of the colour that exists in tiny font on the side of the packaging.
Although I liked the look (outwardly) and feel of the eye liner the product quality is not great, I found that my purple liner snapped off not long after I had bought it which was quite disappointing, it comes with a thin nib which you twist up and down in order to apply the product, which is not a feature I am a fan of.
Even though I liked the packaging the colour pay off and lasting power of the eye liner its self is not great, and I feel the nib needs to be much thicker for the 'twisting' feature to work successfully.
All in all, I would not buy this product again.
I am a huge fan of the 2True range of cosmetics - they're amazing value for money! I've had the 'twist & line' eye liner for a few months now and while it is not always my first choice the quality is pretty impressive considering how cheap it is.
It retails at just £1.99 and is often on offer so you really can't go wrong! The colour choice is average - there's black, brown, blue and purple as far as I know. My local Superdrug also has a very limited choice though and usually the black and brown is sold out so I buy mine via the website as the blue and purple don't appeal to me at all! I usually buy the black and the one that I currently have is the black although I have tried the brown in the past and it was just as good quality and well pigmented.
The eyeliner rather than being in pencil form is made from plastic and once the lid is off you just need to twist the plastic casing and the nib will come out. I'm not really a fan of this design as I prefer pencil liners, but this isn't a massive issue. The plastic casing is black with pink writing and although it is nothing special it doesn't look too cheap or at all bad quality.
The eyeliner itself is quite hard with a waxy sort of texture and when I first bought it it had a slightly pointed nib. I have found that the nib over the period of a few months and regular use has become mishapen and quite blobbed up and sharpening it is a bit awkward because of the design but it is still useable. Applying the eyeliner is easy and I've never had any problems with the nib dragging across my waterline or irritating my eyes or anything.
It is quite a thick liner and I find one coat is enough and if I do apply a few coats it can start to blob up a little bit and it can feel quite sticky which isn't great! As long as I don't apply too much it is fine though and very well pigmented. It defines my eyes and looks very sharp. It is very easy to smudge which is both good and bad - good because it gives an instant smokey eye look when smudged deliberately but bad because it sometimes smudges when I sneeze or cough. The lasting power is okay - around three hours but it does need re-applying quite often as it starts to go patchy after a while which is not a good look!
Overall I recommend this eye liner as it's well pigmented and extremely cheap. However, I only give it three out of five stars because it smudges easily, goes patchy after a few hours and the nib is awkward to sharpen.
I usually stick to the coal pencil eye liners, just because I can't cope with the liquid ones, it seems to end up everywhere apart from on my eyes! But I was out with my friend and wanted to top up on some eyeliner and hadn't brought mine with me so she let me borrow hers, and it was Superdrug's 2true twist n line eye definer. I had never seen anything like it before but thought it was worth a try and it was sooooo much better than a scratchy poxy pencil, so I went out and bought myself one!
~ Price & availability ~
This particular eye liner is only available to buy at Superdrug stores and on the Superdrug website. It's available in 15 different colours such as; black, brown, aquamarine and aubergine, to just list a few. It's priced the excellent price of £1.99 and is also included in Superdrug's 3 2true products for £4.99 offer.
~ Appearance ~
The 2true eye definer I have is the black one and it comes looking very much like a normal coal pencil; black and thin. It has 2True twist n line eye definer written in pink metallic font down the centre and has an ingredients list on the other side. I think it looks very sophisticated and looks like it probably cost more than it actually did.
~ Product in use ~
To use this eye definer you simply remove the lid and twist the eyeliner case to reveal a long thin, black waxy type substance with a slight point on the end. It almost reminds me of a crayon. Don't twist it too far out or it will obviously snap. It doesn't take a lot of pressure to produce a nice dark-ish line around your eyes, obviously go over it a few times if you prefer a solid black outline. It's nice and smooth and soft on your eyes and you don't get that scratchy feeling that you can get from using a pencil, it also doesn't hurt as much if you accidently poke yourself in the eye! I find the black is a nice rich colour and you can definitely tell I'm wearing it, even if I only apply a little bit and it makes my eyes stand out nicely. Another thing I find excellent about this eye definer is that it appears to be smudge and water proof! It doesn't state it on the tube but I've been through a few emotional times wearing this expecting to look in the mirror and find a panda, but instead it's just how I last applied it! But it does remove nice and easy with a make-up remover wipe when you're ready to take it off. You also don't need to be constantly sharpening it as all you have to do is twist it a bit more.
I would highly recommend this eye definer, It's better than any eye liner I have used and it's much cheaper! I think it looks so much nicer than an eye pencil and I think it would be great for somebody with sensitive eyes. I can't fault this product at all, to be honest I think I would pay slightly more for it (not that I want the price to go up!) because It's so worth the money!