Collection Fast Stroke Waterproof Eyeliner Review

It was a Friday evening and my weekend was smiling bright on me. My bags were packed and I was all set to go from London to Cambridge. When I reached my hotel after two hours of journey,  I unpacked my luggage and relaxed for a few minutes adorning the warmth of the city. Little did I realize that I was missing a very important product of my daily routine! Well, no worries this is not accidently posted on IMBB as a travel article! What I got to know a little later that I probably left or lost my Maybelline gel liner.

Being a big eye makeup fan, it was next to impossible to step out without applying eyeliner and kohl. Well, I had to leave without it for my tour but then I quickly stepped into the nearest superdrug store for a quick purchase. I cited ‘Collection brand’ and purchased Fast Stroke Waterproof Eyeliner to quickly fix my weekend holiday. Here is the review.

Collection Fast Stroke Waterproof Eyeliner Review

I highly experiment with different colors for kohls and mascaras. But, for any kind of occasion, I have always preferred black eye liners. They are just perfect for me on any day, any mood or any event. Though, I usually prefer liquid eye liners but I have all kind of eye liners – gel, liquid and pencil. Collection Fast Stroke Waterproof Eyeliner offers four colors i.e. Black, Brown, Blue and Waterproof Black. The product is a traditional dip-pot eye liner and comes in a tiny container with a soft nib applicator easy to quickly apply long lasting strokes.


Product Description:
Collection Fast Stroke Waterproof Eyeliner creates the perfect waterproof flick in a quick and simple way.

£2.99 for 3.8 gm

Handy Tips To Apply:
Shake well before use for precision and definition. Apply fast stroke from the inner corner to the middle of the eye in one smooth notion and extend a thick line to the outer corner for a dramatic effect or to merely complete the stroke till the end of the eye for a simple look.

Waterproof Eyeliner

My Experience With Collection Fast Stroke Waterproof Eyeliner:

As mentioned, I purchased this product during my weekend holiday and I applied a clean medium stroke to last for the day. The first thing I noticed was it dried too fast. The colour intensity is quite deep and I liked it. The nib applicator is quite soft and it is like a pen marker that makes the liner easy to apply. I have to mention that the long handle is a good advantage. It is comfortable to hold and control the thickness and shape of the stroke. The liner is very soft on eyes and does not give any kind of tingly sensation.


Initially, it gave a matte effect and fairly it looked quite decent till afternoon. But, then the trouble began. As the liner dried in a jiffy, it did not stay for a long time. It became too flaky and I had to apply it again for a finished look. The frustrating part was when I cited those tiny black cracks on my lash line. It is not 100% waterproof, so I am not abiding this claim at all! I guess the other non-waterproof eye liners from the same brand are better.

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It was a quick buy and I had not read any reviews. So, I was prepared if it did not work out. There is not much to crib over two-three pounds. So, overall it was ‘okay’. I should have spent more time in the store to buy a better one! Sorry ‘Collection’! Your products are pretty decent but I can give this one a miss!

Pros Collection Fast Stroke Waterproof Eyeliner:

  • Smooth nib applicator.
  • Soft application.
  • Tiny eyeliner for trial.
  • No tingly sensation.
  • Comes in 3 colours.
  • Waterproof(Up to an extent!).
  • Colour intensity is deep.
  • A comfortable long handle.

Cons Collection Fast Stroke Waterproof Eyeliner:

  • Dries too fast.
  • Flaky.
  • Creates cracks on eyes.
  • Does not stay for a long time.

IMBB Rating:
2.5 out of 5

Would I Recommend / Repurchase?
Well, this is my first negative product review on IMBB. Honestly, I did not like it and I would not recommend any one to buy this flaky eye liner.

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