When was the last time you tried to do winged liquid eyeliner?
Today? Last weekend? Years ago when you did it that one time, royally stuffed it up and decided never again?
Ask anyone – ANYONE – and they’ll tell you mastering the classic ‘cat eye’ makeup look is notoriously tricky.
You’ve got to close your eye but also have it open, and draw a straight line that’s not too thick but also straight, which makes your hands shake because you’re so anxious, which only makes things worse.
Yep. My hands are shaking as I’m writing this it’s that stressful.
22-year-old Iris Smit felt the same way. Only she decided to do something about it. The entrepreneur from Perth dreamt up The Quick Flick, a felt tip eyeliner pen with a stamp for the perfect wing.
Smit claims The Quick Flick will “have you saying goodbye to wonky and uneven wings”, providing “a simple, clean and stress-free solution to nailing your eyeliner, every time, resulting in a flawless and tailored finish”.
Check out this video for a demonstration…
Sounds brilliant, right? Especially for a beauty noob like me, who also has large fingers that don’t handle delicate tasks like winged eyeliner very well.
But does it work?
In the interest of public service, I took The Quick Flick for a spin around the block to see if it delivers on its promises. Here’s how it went down:
I was pretty much sold from the moment the pink packaging landed on my desk.
I opened up The Quick Flick ‘Modest 10mm’ in ‘Intense Black’ to find not one, but TWO liquid eyeliner pens inside. GEE, HOW GENEROUS, I thought. But please, don’t make the mistake I did and give away the second pen as a premature Christmas present.
As I found out, you’ll need both of those pens to achieve the cat eye look because one’s for your left eye (marked with a handy L), the other for your right.
To my friend Jess, if you’re reading, I’m so sorry about ^^^ by the way, was just trying to be nice but, yeah.
The pens themselves look… sturdy. Like you’re going to get a really intense, industrial strength wing. Like a permanent marker, the ‘liner’ end of the pen has a felt tip. The other has a stamp. An actual stamp in the shape of ‘the perfect wing’. I tested it out on my hand, and what do you know, it did what it says it does.