Stamp eyeliner exists and it's about to change your entire makeup game.
If you've ever tried to do a wing liner, you'll understand the emotional roller-coaster that it is. It's the moment we all dread in our beauty routine because it has the most potential to completely ruin our entire makeup. No, that's not an exaggeration.
Perfecting eyeliner is not something we take lightheartedly and luckily enough, a brand is here to produce "the perfect wing".
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Introducing The Quick Flick. You've probably seen the brand while scrolling through your social media feed, and you may have thought it was just another gimmick like magnetic eyelashes (seriously, who thought that was going to work?). Essentially, the product is a stamp-on liquid eyeliner and is hopefully going to change the makeup game.
When looking for an ideal liner, you want a product that is dark black, dries quickly and is long-lasting as well as waterproof. You also want ink that doesn't bleed. Obviously, with so many ideal qualities, it can be difficult finding a liner that ticks all the boxes. But The Quick Flick may just be the one.
The packaging alone is nearly enough to sell me on the product. The millennial pink box and the black and gold detailing already scream "fabulous" to me.
I was surprised to see not one but two pens in the box but then realised how much sense it made. I need two stamps for two eyeballs otherwise one eyeliner wing would definitely be going the wrong way. One end of the pen has the stamp with an "R" or "L" on it so you know which eye to use it on. The other end is the felt tip style pen that you can use to continue your liner onto your lid or touch up the wing itself.
The Quick Flick comes in three sizes, 8mm (Petite), 10mm (Modest) and 12mm (Grand), and I immediately felt the need to test every single stamp on my hand. I did notice a slight amount of ink bleeding on my hand's fine lines from one stamp. However, I feel as though this was my fault for holding the stamp down for too long.
I was nervous. I had built up incredibly high expectations for this product and to say I wanted it to work is an understatement. A bad wing liner experience has actually led to tears before, and the famous statement of "that's it, I'm not going anymore!" was definitely used.
We tested the three sizes on three different ladies. One with absolutely no makeup skill at all and a self-confessed "beauty noob", one with a standard makeup skill set and lash extensions and one with hooded eyes. We all experienced the dreaded "eyeliner anxiety" when about to apply the Quick Flick.
The smallest size stamp was perfect for our test subject with the hooded eyelids. Due to having no crease, she placed the stamp further out of her actual eye and drew the liner over the fold of her lid. She used the felt tip pen to fill in the gap and fell completely in love. "I think the pen has a lot of product on it and I really liked it," she stated.
We also tested the eyeliner on someone without hooded eyelids and it came away as the perfect size for someone looking for a minimal everyday liner that really wasn't too over the top.
It can actually be harder to create a small wing than it is to draw a bigger one. The 8mm had multiple ladies around the office wanting to give it a go in order to achieve the ideal everyday wing.
The 10mm was the size we gave our makeup-challenged individual. While she isn't terrible at makeup, eyeliner was definitely not her forte.
The formula across each size (size comparison below) is consistent, so we definitely felt like the 10mm was an ideal option if you're only looking at purchasing one Quick Flick.
It took a while to describe to her how to use the quick flick, but once it clicked, she couldn't wait to give it a go. She did have to try to find her perfect wing spot but was significantly surprised with how quick and easy the process was. The size is perfect for an everyday or a night-out look. Therefore, if you only want to purchase one size, then the 10mm is ideal.
"I've never done my eyeliner so quick. I think the shape actually really compliments my eye too!" she stated excitedly.
As someone who doesn't wear eyeliner often (one too many bad experiences), I'm still not totally incapable of doing my makeup. However, having lash extensions can make the process of applying a little trickier when using a standard liner.
Using a lash brush, I pulled my lashes down and in a matter of seconds was able to place the stamp and fill in the rest of the liner along my lid. Honestly, I've never done liquid eyeliner quicker in my entire life. I did feel like the felt pen was slightly stiffer than was I was used to, but I believe that's just from the pen being brand new.
This size is definitely for someone after a more glam look. Having lash extensions means that I needed a size big enough to be seen through the lashes and it was perfect. It's a good size, but not too over the top. The 12mm is definitely what I'd recommend for those who wear false lashes or have lash extensions.
It did take me a few moments to initially find my perfect placement for the wing, but once that was done, it was a simple process from that point forward. It's also important to note that when placed on the eye, the liner did not bleed and seep into fine lines at all.
The Quick Flick is reportedly long lasting and waterproof.
I chose to use the experiment stamps on my hand to really test this. The wings on my hand had been there for a number of hours when I tried to rub them off (quite vigorously I might add), and they did not budge.
Throughout the day I washed my hands multiple times, and again I did not feel like there was a difference in the product. To say that this is impressive is an understatement. The fact that this product didn't budge all day is a real winner. The other bonus is that when you actually use a makeup wipe to remove it, it glides away with ease. Is it some form of magic? I can't confirm but probably.
The Quick Flick eyeliner retails for $34.99 and also comes in a brown shade called Hot Fudge. While this may seem on the fairly steep side compared to some drugstore eyeliners, it's actually a fair price point.
You're receiving two eyeliner pens in each box, which really means double the amount of product. If you break it down further, it also means that each pen is $17, so it really isn't super pricey. Plus if The Quick Flick can take away my "eyeliner anxiety", the company can have all my money.
Real talk? This liner is amazing. Really, really amazing. I'd buy it any day of the week and I think a few ladies in our office would too.
It's been a long and emotional experience to get to the point that eyeliner doesn't strike fear into the pit of my stomach. However, I'm happy to report that we've finally entered the promised land of "the perfect wing".
Sure, the Quick Flick kind of takes a bit of getting used to but once you've got the hang of it, it's one of the simplest processes. It's long lasting, good quality and a very good liner.
On top of that, the brand is Australian, vegan and cruelty-free. If that doesn't tick multiple boxes, we don't know what does.
Where to buy:
You can get your hands on The Quick Flick from a few places. You can either shop directly from The Quick Flick website or you can head to:
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