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NYX-The Curve: Functional or Forget About It?

I have to admit that when I first heard about this last year, I did not want to admit how curious I was about how The Curve worked. As soon as I saw its curvaceous body, all I wanted to do was hold it. Very romantic talk for an eye liner I know! I have always had somewhat shaky hands when it comes to applying eye liner (I can paint nails just not my eyes!) so knowing NYX’s affordable price point, I picked one up at London Drugs over Boxing Week and decided I had nothing to lose!

An innovative, ergonomic shape that makes applying liquid liner mistake-proof. The grip zone provides just the right hold to make application precise, secure and best of all...effortless.

The Curve also promises to be water-resistant, quick drying, smudge-proof and last up to 14 hours without feathering, skipping or running. Sounds like a pretty amazing eye liner!

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Price: $17.99 CDN (London Drugs) or $15 USD (NYX)

Packaging: Although this is a little bulky because this product is supposed to be one of ergonomic fit as opposed to space-saving, I still think the packaging is quite unique albeit a little gimmicky. There is also a small plastic cap to make sure the eye liner does not dry out.  The Curve was surprisingly nice to hold and the “grip zone” actually fits my freakishly small hand.

Formula: Beautiful! Very very black and did not feather, run or budge at all on me! This is a fantastic liner! I was able to effortlessly create a smooth line across my eyelid with surprising precision. I thought this might have been just about the “grip zone”, but it was a pleasant surprise to see that the formula itself had staying power, although 14 hours was a stretch for me. It lasted around 10 hours before the eye liner started looking “tired” and not quite as crisp.

The felt tip reminded me a lot of my beloved Physician’s Formula Eye Liner that I love so much and allowed me to draw both thick and thin lines very crisply. As much as I love The Curve, the only thing I found a bit hard to get used to was how far back the “grip zone” was. I’m used to holding my eye liners quite close to the front, so having to hold The Curve further back was something I had to adjust to.

Final Verdict: I know that for a NYX product, this price point is a bit higher than what we’re used to seeing, but I honestly think it is worth it. If you are someone like me who has the shakes when applying eye liner, you will really love what The Curve can do for your eye lining skills! Even if you’re a pro, this is one of the blackest eye liners I have used and has a formula that lasts without losing its “crispness”. I honestly don’t care if the shape of The Curve seems gimmicky because it surprisingly works for me and my beauty routine and I feel like I have a cool little make up gadget whenever I pull it out! So, what do I think about The Curve? Completely functional!

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26 comments

  1. Sounds promising, although now that I got into gel liners I don't know if I'll be looking at liquids again, I mean I still love them but I found gel works the best right now for me ^^ Thanks a lot for the review Jayne-doll! xx

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    1. I haven't gotten into gel liners even though I really have tried! What gel liner do you use?

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  2. I used to love liquid liner, but now that I've started using an angled brush, I don't think I can go back!

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    1. Really? I must give the gel liner another try because I have in the past and it hasn't sat well with me...

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  3. I love NYX products! I have a small liquid eye liner from NYX that I love (fantastic formula). I'd be curious to try this out too as my hands shake when I'm applying liquid liner.

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    1. Yes, I have the little liquid liner from NYX too and THAT had a great formula!

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  4. I'm another girl who can't handle liquid liners because I have shaky hands. This looks like a pretty cool product that I'd want to try out as well.

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    1. I hope it works out for you if you get a chance to try it!

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  5. Michelle Phan just recently featured this in her favourites! I guess it is really worth the hype!

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    1. I just saw her latest video! I also liked the GIANT lighter she pulled out at the end! LOL!

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  6. I haven't tried this but it looks pretty neat! I too suffer with a very unsteady hand when applying eyeliner so I might have to look into this one!

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    1. I hope it works for you too! In the mornings, my hands shake like crazy!

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  7. Oooh I was also curious about this! The shape looks so cool...I have trouble applying eyeliner so I wonder if the shape of this would help me lol

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    1. It's almost like the curve starts the angle at a curve so all you have to do is move your hand and boom! You have a steady line!

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  8. Hmmm...interesting and impressive. I am thinking of trying it out for it seems like a great product to try out. I got shaky hands so this might help me.

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    1. It has definitely been helpful to me to I hope it does the same for you ;)

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  9. This sounds great, I suck at eyeliner! I can never get it straight -.-

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    1. I get my right eye okay and then once it comes to the left it gets all wonky!

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  10. I wish we have London Drugs here in the east :(

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  11. This looks awesome, why is this not in the UK!!!?!?

    http://pretty-in-pink-blog.com

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    1. Aww, you can order it online from Beautyjoint and their shipping is not bad!

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  12. It looks huge! LOL The shape of it kind of reminds me of my white-out correction pen at work. I like the original NYX liner too.

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    1. LOL! I know, it's a bit large for an eyeliner, but it really works!

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  13. Very cool! It's nice when hyped-up products actually pan out.

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