Soap & Glory Supercat Eyeliner Pen Carbon Black Extreme

I have been obsessed with black eyeliner ever since I was 16 years old and discovered emo.

Aged 18 and not looking the slightest bit like a melodramatic emo kid...

Every single week since September 2004, without fail, I have donned the liner on at least one occassion. Now that I get up at 5:30am for work, I tend to slap on some mascara and leave it at that but it's still pulled out of my make up bag every weekend.

I'm, generally speaking, quite loyal with my cosmetics but my preference for eyeliner has changed a lot. Until I discovered liquid eyeliner in 2007, I used a Miss Sporty eyepencil. Then it was Collection 2000 liquid eyeliner until I discovered that Rimmel had a much more intense black version. I was quite happy with that, once I'd accustomed myself to the teeny tiny brush. For days when I wanted a dramatic look, I'd head for Benefit's Bad Gal eyepencil.

Then I was merrily minding my own business in Boots and discovered this: Soap & Glory's Supercat Eyeliner Pen. Look how adorable the packaging is. How could I possibly resist that?

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I was drawn (heh) to the idea of an eyeliner pen. A quick whoosh! and my liner is done. Winged and all. Easy peasy. I could even wear my eyeliner to work and not look like I'm about to fall asleep in the middle of my own maths class!

I tried the tester on my hand and I was in awe! It was such an intense black and it was so easy to use. I snapped it up in an instant and I couldn't wait to try it out.

So, the next day, after applying all my make up, I eagerly popped the lid off and swept it over my eyelid. It certainly wasn't what I expected.

The pen struggled to draw over my make up so it took a good few strokes before any discernible ink came out. When it did finally appear, it was a lot more washed out than it had been on my hand. I reapplied some but it just rubbed off. Hmmm, not impressed...

To give the pen it's due, it is super easy to apply. It's a lot more difficult to end up with wonky liner (though it is possible!) and it takes only a few seconds to swoop on. It's just not as dark as I thought it would be.

Another downside is that because of the nature of using a pen, it's difficult to get a fine tip to the wings. The liquid liner I use (Rimmel) has a very, very fine brush that allows for perfectly tapered eyeliner. This just doesn't work out that way.

One final point, this smudges really easily. Your eyes may water with a sudden gust of wind or on a particularly bright day and you will have panda eyes. The staying power is really quite bad.

Will I buy this again? No, I'm afraid not. I do very much like the use of a pen though so I will probably try some different brands. Hopefully I will find that perfect pen liner before too long!


  1. Great look. I use eyeliner everyday without fail, though I cannot master the upper lash line. Need to practise as it looks really good on you! xx

  2. My first experiences with liquid eyeliner were with a pen style, as I too liked the idea. I did struggle, however.. especially as you get to near the end and there is not much left. Using a screw-top brush was a bit of a revelation for me and I will now never go back! So by all means experiment - I think the best pen I ever used was a Max Factor one, the worst being a MAC marker-type pen - but don't be surprised when you go back to your tried and tested brush! (I personally now swear by a YSL liquid eyeliner)

  3. packaging of the eyeliner looks nice! yeh its not good for me then my eyes tend to get quite watery sometimes. thanks for the review!

  4. cool review. now i won't have to waste my money on it! haha (I've been shopping around for a good eyeliner pen)

  5. I like the MAC penultimate liner for its fine felt tip- but I do go over it with my Rimmel one or a black eyeshadow to make it super black.

  6. That pen looks really pretty and I love the packaging but it's a shame it didn't work out for you - I don't often wear eyeliner anymore but when I do I like to have that fine tip to the wings, so that's annoying this pen can't do that =(


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