Review: 1028 Visual Therapy Ultimate Super Black Eyeliner

Hello, everyone!

After a long, long phase in which I was absolutely fixated on lippies, it seems that I have returned to my first love: eyeliner. There was a time when I alternated using eyeliner in all forms: pencil, gel, liquid, etc. but ever since my Anna Sui Liquid eyeliner ran out, I've only been using my Bobbi Brown Long Wear gel liner. While it is my go-to liner for everyday use, it's not very travel-friendly. I debated buying either another Anna Sui one or the Etude House Play 101 Pencil for when I need to apply makeup on the go, but the former isn't exactly cheap, and the latter hardens way too quickly for my liking. 

Luckily, during an impromptu visit to Cosmed, I found this gem from 1028 Visual Therapy: Ultimate Superblack Eyeliner. Now, 1028 Visual Therapy is one of my favorite brands, but a disclaimer: I am in no way being paid or sponsored to write reviews. I'm not famous enough for that. (Yet. #char)

(L-R: 1028 Visual Therapy Ultimate Super Black Eyeliner, 1028 Visual Therapy Infinity Black Eyeliner, 1028 Visual Therapy Infinity Longwear)

When it comes to eyeliner, I usually consider three things: Pigmentation, Application, and Resilience.  For Pigmentation, this eyeliner really lives up to its name. When I swatched this eyeliner at the drugstore, I was surprised at how black it was compared to the other eyeliners from 1028 Visual Therapy. Almost like a Sharpie! Can you see how it stands out on my skin? AMAZEBALLS.

(L: Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Liner in Black Ink R: 1028 Visual Therapy Ultimate Super Black Eyeliner)

I also swatched it alongside the Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Liner in Black Ink. I really thought that the Bobbi Brown Gel liner was already pretty black, but beside the Ultimate Super Black Eyeliner, it doesn't even look black anymore! I feel betrayed by Bobbi Brown :<. The formula dries pretty quickly as well, so I don't have to worry about stray eyeliner getting onto my eyelids.

I've never used liquid liner with a felt tip before, and now all my regrets are crashing down on me. FELT. TIPS. ARE. THE. BOMB. The eyeliner comes with a really fine, felt tip which makes application really smooth and easy! The fine tip allows for more precision and for smooth, clean, and sharp lines. Perfect for a bold, winged eyeliner look! I don't usually wing my eyeliner, but I can already see myself donning winged eyeliner more often.

The Ultimate Super Black Eyeliner is waterproof, smudge-proof, and long-lasting even in the hot and humid summer days in Taipei. No amount of sweat, oily lids, or even furious rubbing can match up to the Ultimate Super Black and make it come off. In fact, I'd even go as far to say that the resilience is on par, if not better than the Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel liner.

I'm really happy with this product. With it's intense pigmentation and amazing resilience, I think it might just become my new favorite eyeliner. At 360NTD, it's worth every penny. A repurchase wouldn't hurt either. I'm already planning on using this the next time I watch a concert! I'm confident that it would be able to handle all the blood, sweat and tears that would inevitably come out when I see 오빠.


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