Before I start, I should confess to having only ever used pencil eyeliner before. I had tagged myself as someone with limited patience and unsteady hands, and therefore kept to the same old style of pencil eyeliner that guaranteed minimal damage. Besides the obvious issues with this, above all I noticed how I was never able to attain the perfect 'feline flick'. Believe me, that can be irritating as hell when you've only got ten minutes to do your makeup before heading out for the evening! Mii Cosmetics absolutely read my mind by sending over this trio of glass-potted gel eyeliners, as well as unknowingly breaking my unhealthy habit of using faint pencil-eyeliners at the worst of times. From this day forward, it's pencil eyeliner by day and gel eyeliner by night!
Out of the three gel eyeliners sent my way (Ebony, Velvet and Bejewelled), I opted to try Ebony (black) first, knowing it would be my go-to shade for most nights. Using the Eye Detailer c/o brush, I applied the gel eyeliner tentatively, fully anticipating a disaster that would see me avoiding the mirror and dashing for the eye-makeup remover. To my total surprise, the outcome was quite the opposite - the eyeliner glided on smoothly and softly! Though, I do feel as though I should point out I wear fairly minimal makeup and so to achieve a strong smokey eye, you may well need to be a little more skilled with a brush than yours truly!
Moving onto the drop dead gorgeous Couture Eye Colour Compact c/o and I'm still on cloud nine. Opening this palette very much felt as though Christmas had come early - and not just because a festively gold and super sparkly shade is featured in the compact! The selections are infused with 'iridescent crushed pearls' for a 3D effect and you can certainly tell. I've tried the odd palette here and there, experimented and moved on fairly swiftly. However in the case of the Mii Cosmetics Eloquence range, I'm convinced it won't be the case. I utterly adore the combination of the three elegant shades, each with the ability to look equally as good alone as they do layered, though more than anything I'm starstruck by the glittering golden fourth option.
Next, the tailor-made applicator slotted into the compact came into play and impressed - following in the footsteps of the rest of the Eloquence range! The lightest shade took up the role of highlighter on my brow bone, the shades of brown rested on and around my eye socket and then finally the power-packed metallic shade took pride of place on top. As you can see from close-up shot of my eye below, I've not been too generous with the metallic eye colour to ensure the look remains fairly understated. However, if shining brightly is your thing, the swatches on my forearm give an insight into just how powerful the colours can become when applied heavily!
Quite obviously, I'm smitten with the Mii Cosmetics Eloquence collection and I'm feeling well and truly prepared for what is around the corner. These upcoming months will inevitably call for glamorous evening looks featuring vampy lips and feline flicks... and well, I'm more than prepared!