Clarins Vs Bourjois 3-Dot Liner

 I love liquid eyeliner but even with daily practice applying eyeliner can still be a little tricky so when I heard of these new 3-end dot felt tip liners which are suppose to make applying almost fool proof I couldn’t wait to try it. They have 3 tips which you apply to the lash line in dots and once they are all joined up they are suppose to make a perfect line.

I have two of these types of eyeliners the first one I got was from Clarins and I have used it for quite a while but I also recently got a new Bourjois one. Personally I found these eyeliners a little harder to use than I expected- you have to make sure you are always holding the eyeliner in exactly the right position and achieving a flick or thicker line can prove tricky. However, I do think if you are not use to using liquid eyeliner and all you are after is a thin line along the lash line then this is worth a go but if you are after something thicker than it gets a little trickier.

 The Clarins 3-Dot Liner and the Bourjois Intuitive Liner are very similar; the packing is almost the same (other than the writing, of course) and the brushes are pretty much identical. The only difference I really found was the difference in colour, the Clarins one applies quite a bit darker and is a very dark black whereas the Bourjois isn’t quite as dark. I did also find that the Bourjos eyeliner was slightly runnier (maybe that’s why it isn’t as dark) but once set they are both completely smudge proof!

The other large difference is the price; the Clarins liner retails for £20 and the Bourjois one retails for just £7 which is a lot less (almost a third!!) but is it worth spending the extra cash? In short, no. I do prefer the Clarins liner as I think the intensity of the colours is much better but I hadn’t had them right beside each other I wouldn’t have realised much of a difference.

The Clarins 3-dot liner is available for £20 and the Bourjois Intuitive liner is available for £7 (from next week from Superdrugs & Boots

Which eyeliner will you be trying?
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  1. 9th September 2012 / 6:09 pm

    Great review, I wasn't sure whether to spend the money on the Clarins one or not, but now I'll save myself a bit of money and try the Bourjois one!

  2. 9th September 2012 / 6:48 pm

    I'm super excited to try this! I'll be going for the bourjois one though!

  3. 9th September 2012 / 7:00 pm

    oh they actually look quite tricky to use ! x

  4. 9th September 2012 / 7:39 pm

    I might give the bourgeois one a go, can't seem to get my liner right these days 🙁

  5. 9th September 2012 / 9:03 pm

    The Clarins one does give beautiful colour, but I'm just not sure why I would use it rather than a normal liner… I thought this was to create a cool dotty liner effect! That's probably what I would have used it for! Haha! x

  6. 9th September 2012 / 9:20 pm

    The Clarins one have stronger colour for sure, I actually really like it. xo

  7. 9th September 2012 / 9:55 pm

    I bought the bourjois one last week and I quite like it but I still prefer gel liner
    : ]

  8. 10th September 2012 / 2:03 am

    This isn't available in Australia yet, but since finding out about the Bourjois one, I was happy to wait for that one since I wouldn't want to spend heaps of money on the Clarins one unless I know I will get a lot of use out of it. Great comparison

  9. 10th September 2012 / 9:14 am

    this looks so scary! glad you decided there wasnt much difference for the money though, it justifies me trying it now lol x

  10. 10th September 2012 / 10:58 am

    This is so weird 😛 i was going to say ive never had trouble but then im a MUA so i guess this would be good for those who dont do makeup all the time? its a good idea to be honest xx

  11. 10th September 2012 / 6:40 pm

    Great post Sabrina! I think i would find this harder to use, haha, there is nothing i hate more than a runny liner! xx

  12. Anonymous
    12th September 2012 / 3:47 am

    How can you say they aren't too different? The Clarins one is gorgeous while the Bourjois one is bleeding all over the place.

  13. 12th September 2012 / 11:01 am

    @annoymous One the eye there really is little difference. I can provide an picture if you wish?

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