I love beauty. Love trying out new products and having those ‘How did I get by without this?’ moments. Whilst I enjoy keeping up with trends there are a handful of products that I stick with as I feel they are classic and for whatever reason in my book can’t be bettered.
Unfortunately it isn’t my opinion that really matters to big business and on occasions my hero products are axed as the discontinued bell tolls.
CYO This Line’s a Keeper Eyeliner
Only last week I posted about a couple of my make up heroes – Estee Launder Double Wear Mascara and CYO This Line’s a Keeper – which ironically no longer is.
I have just found this out (by trying to repurchase). It is sold out online and not to return.
I first came to purchase This Line’s a Keeper to replace Number 17 Tattoo eyeliner which had been the only liquid eyeliner in my kit for a number of years. When I heard that Boots were to discontinue this (and the whole of the Number 17 range) I was concerned but fortunately CYO came along at the same time. So that transition was painless, I thought at the time how fortunate I was to find a replacement that was just as good as the Tattoo liner
It’s only an Eyeliner
I know it’s just makeup and it isn’t like liquid eyeliner isn’t hard to come by. Every range has at least one and always in black so just go out and buy another one, and move on!
If only it were that easy. Whilst I would no doubt think this for the majority of make up, eyeliner and mascara are my problem products. For some reason or other the majority of these products just do not last, they smudge, smear or fade to grey on me.
All I want is a mascara that stays all day and a liner that keeps it flick and stays a true black..
I’ve written to CYO to ask them if they are planning to launch a replacement product but sadly to date they have not replied. Not sure why companies allow you to direct message them if they are going to ignore you. IF I get a reply I shall update this post.
Anyway, all of this whinging leaves me in the position of what to do to replace the CYO eyeliner when it runs out?
As of now I really don’t know and also due to Coronavirus can’t get into any stores to try out likely replacements…
I’ve read some reviews that MAC liquid last eyeliner may be a contender. It’s about 3 times more expensive than the CYO one (which was a bargain at £5.00) – however if it works it will be worth it.
Other possibilities – at the moment there are none – if you have any suggestions please let me know.