I purchased this eyeliner a few weeks ago and Ive given it a good few wears.. I have to say, I don't like it!
After all the videos, reviews and recommendations I believed I would love it, but somehow it just didn't live up to expectations. I took it out is little grey box with excitement, swatched it and just thought 'what was all the hype about?'.
I purchased it from Amazon for £3.62 + £1.95 P&P (dispatched from Cheapsmells)
I could be a little biased here as I realise after using this that I'm not a fan of a white or nude waterline, its just not a good look on me. I didn't realise until I tried it out that its probably been a good 2 or 3 years since I last applied my makeup without using a black, grey or brown liner on my waterline.. So either it will take some getting used to, or I have to face up and admit I look awful with the no makeup look!
Stila Topaz is a nice colour, it is flesh toned and you only need one line of it, should you go over the line again you'd probably risk it turning a weird orange-y tone. I made the mistake of applying it twice - I think I was desperate for this 'pop' of colour or just any effect to back up all the rave reviews.. but nope, it just turned a horrible orange. So definitely less is more with this!
In the past Ive used:
Rimmel Kohl pencil, just a plain white one.. Which I just realise Ive lost so I cant swatch it for you :-/
Bourjois Kohl & Contour #17 Blanc Givre (£4.29)
Barry M Shimmering eye and Lip Crayon.
I swatched (top to bottom) the Stila Topaz, The Bourjois Kohl & Contour and the Barry M. The Bourjois almost blends into the Barry M as theyre so similar. I drew one single line with all 3.
The Rimmel wasn't any different to most other brands of white eyeliner. The Bourjois one is a white shimmer pencil with a hint of pink. The Barry M one I have probably isn't intended for the waterline as its quite fat and a bit too creamy! But Ive used it there occasionally, it is good for using in the corners of your eye as a highlighter just to give your eyes that wide eyed look though. The Barry M is pretty similar to the Bourjois one but its a shade darker I think.
All in all I would probably go back to the Bourjois if I wanted a nude look on my waterline as I find the colour more uplifting, of course its not a natural look like the Stila, but I think on me it works better. Added to this I think the shimmer looks prettier than the matte effect of the Stila Topaz.
If you like wearing no dark colours on your waterline and you want a more natural, wide eyed look then do give this a try, you might just love it as much as other people do!