The Perfect Pair Duo Eyeliner gives you two gorgeous eyeliners in one. You get one long lasting gel eyeliner and one precision marker eyeliner in an adorable package. However, there are quite a few differences about both of these eyeliners (one is cruelty free, but one might not be) that will make you want to double check to guarantee that you want both of the eyeliners in the package. It’s currently available in both brown and black, but I have the brown one so that’s what we will look at.
Girlactik Eyeliner Ingredients
There are quite a few ingredients. Thankfully, Girlactik is a bit transparent about the status of all of its products. They clearly state whether a product is vegan, cruelty free, paraben free, etc. in the product description along with a complete list of ingredients.
Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner In Pure Brown Ingredients
Thie eyeliner is both paraben and sulfate free. However, it is made with carmine. It does not state that the product is cruelty free or vegan, so it’s a safe bet that it’s not. The following ingredient list is from the Girlactik website:
Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Synthetic Wax, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Hydrogenated Poly(C6-14 Olefin), Hydrogenated Polydecene, Silica Silylate, Polybutene, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) wax, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-DiT-Butyl, Hydroxyhydrocinnamate.
May Contain (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491 / CI 77492 / CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Carmine (CI 75470).
Precise Eyeliner Marker In Brown Noir Ingredients
The marker ingredient glides on like liquid eyeliner, making it perfect if you love liquid liner. It’s advertised as being paraben free, vegan, and cruelty free. This marker liner contains the following ingredients:
Water, Styrene/Acrylates/Ammonium Methacrylate Copolymer, Methylpropanediol, Cellulose, Poloxamer 407, Coco-Glucoside, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Citric Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Laureth-12 Sulfate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, BHT, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Dehydroacetate.
May Contain (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491 / CI 77492 / CI 77499), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510).
Girlactik Gel Eyeliner
The Girlactik Long Wear Gel Eye Liner is meant to last as long as your liquid eyeliner does, and it definitely comes with staying power. The team behind this stick liner pulled off an eyeliner that is close to perfection.
There are quite a few pros to this eye liner, so it was hard to pick just a few to highlight in this article. However, these are some of the qualities you’re definitely going to appreciate about this gel liner.
Easily twist your liner up or down via twisting the top. Small things like that make a liner so much more convenient.
There is a sharpener included on the bottom. However, you do have to sort of pry it out because the same part of the pencil is used for the mechanical part. I had to dig my nail into the tiny crack to pop out the sharpener. It’s convenient, but it was a bit of a hassle for me. I’ll be using my other one if I need to sharpen this liner.
This gel liner is an all-day waterproof eyeliner. Once you apply it, it has serious staying power. However, it will smudge for the first few seconds after application. If you have hooded eyes, it’s important to remember that part.
This all-day waterproof eyeliner is so pigmented it’s hard to believe. The dark brown color is rich and beautiful. It won’t fade away or take several applications to get the color pay off that you want with this gel liner.
As with everything, there are a few downsides. Make sure that you keep this in mind when deciding if the Girlactik Perfect Pair Duo is right for you.
Limited Color Choices Available
The lack of color choices available is a bit disappointing. The brand Girlactik says that its aim is to make quality glitter products, but this long wear liner is only available in brown and black. The black is also matte black, so if you’re not okay with that you’re out of luck.
Does Not Offer Precise Application
As with all gel pencils, it does not offer precise application. Although a sharpener is included, you simply cannot achieve the same precise application that you can with waterproof liquid eyeliner. This is important to remember if you never leave the house without a winged liner.
Girlactik Precise Liner Marker
The Girlactik Precise Liner Marker has the color payoff and staying power of waterproof liquid eyeliner, but the easy application of an eyeliner pen. If you love waterproof liquid eyeliner, it’s worth considering this one.
The Girlactik brand blew me out of the water with this waterproof liquid eyeliner. For a brand that isn’t available at Sephora or Ulta, and one that I had never heard of, I was definitely blown away with the quality of these products, including the precise liner marker.
This long lasting eyeliner was designed to stay in place. Once you’re done with the eyeliner pen, it will dry and remain smudge proof all day long. You definitely are not going to have to worry about raccoon eyes with this transfer proof Girlactik Precise Marker Liner!
Not only will it not smudge away, but it also won’t wash away easily. I applied some to my arm, and then ran my arm under water. It did not budge. Then, I used a wet towel to scrub the long lasting eyeliner. It took several minutes and myself developing a red mark on my arm to get the liner off. You’re going to need makeup remover for this one.
The felt tip on the Girlactik Precise Marker Liner is not firm, but it’s not too flexible either. It gives you the perfect combination for precise application to make your wings flawless or nail that graphic liner look.
There are a few things to keep in mind about this eyeliner before rushing out to buy one.
Not A Firm Felt Tip
If you’re a fan of an eyeliner marker with a firmer tip, this product is going to take some practice before you’re going to be able to draw the perfect wing with a simple flick. People that insist on having a firmer tip might not appreciate the flexibility that this one offers.
So Dark It Appears Black
The brown is so dark that it appears black, or almost black. A black eyeliner gal that loves black liner is going to love it, but you’re bound to be disappointed if you thought you were going to get a medium shade like the color of the product.
Limited Colors Available
As with the gel liner, there are only two colors available for the precise marker liner. You can get brown that appears black, and Black Noir which is a dark matte black color. Although it is a beautiful non-drying matte color, it would also be great if there was more of a selection when it came to the Girlactik Precise Marker Liner. I’d love to have long-lasting color in more than just black!
Where is Girlactik sold?
Girlactik is currently sold on their website and at a few other stores. You can find it at Walmart or when shopping online at Walmart. It’s not carried in your favorite stores like Ulta or Sephora just yet. However, sometimes you can find it on sale at Macy’s!
Is Girlactik makeup vegan?
Some of it is, but some of it is not. The brand itself is not a vegan brand. However, they are transparent about all of their products on their website. If a product is vegan, they make sure that you know. If it’s not, it’s casually just left out of the product description.
Is Girlactik Cosmetics cruelty free?
Girlactik Cosmetics cannot claim cruelty free status. Some of their products leave out that they are cruelty free, so you can’t be too sure whether they are or not. They did apply for certification and are now re-applying. This message has been on the website for several months now as of January 2022.
Should You Buy It?
I love the Perfect Pair Duo. The gel liner stays wonderfully and works out perfectly for your bottom lid. The precision liner is a wonderful color and easy to apply.
However, you need to consider the individual products when purchasing the duo. You are only going to save $1 by purchasing them together instead of separately. One product may be vegan while the other product might not be. Make sure that you’re going to use them both before purchasing the duo. If gel liner isn’t your thing, consider picking up just the precision marker, especially if you love liquid black liner. You won’t regret it.