The Reviver – Inglot Duraline

The Reviver – sounds heroic doesn’t it? As I started writing this blog, I couldn’t help dubbing the Inglot Duraline with this name, which is a perfect fit to its properties.

Duraline (sounds like a cross between Durable and Line) is quite a unique product provided by Inglot. It is described on their website as a “Waterless clear liquid that can intensify the color of any powder and transform it into an easy to apply, water resistant liquid.” This product comes in a small clear bottle with a dropper applicator as you can in the image below.

Although the container size seems small, it can last you a very long time, as you literally need the smallest drop to use it. There are several ways you can use it. However, I wanted to highlight two of the most frequent and essential ways that I use them:

A. To revive dried out gel eyeliners

Have you ever just opened a pot of gel eyeliner, and a few weeks later realize that it has dried out? If the answer is yes, then you will absolutely love this product! This is the perfect product to revive it! You just need to add in a drop of Duraline & swirl it around with a brush. It immediately goes back to its original texture.

PS. Unfortunately, it doesnt work in the same way with dried mascara.

B. To revive the vibrancy of eye-shadows

Have you ever tried out an eye-shadow which looked gorgeous in the palette but was then disappointed when you tried it out? If yes, then the answer may simply be in intensifying the color. You can try to pack on layers of the eye shadow, but that rarely works. Alternatively, just use a drop of Duraline with the eye shadow and it immediately transforms into a creamy, long-lasting texture. As you can see in the image below, I have tested it with MAC Espresso matte eye shadow. This is a pressed eye-shadow, so I scraped of a bit from the top, and then mixed it with Duraline on the back of my hand. You can see the difference between adding the product directly on skin, and then adding it with Duraline. The color immediately comes alive, true to the color you see in the palette. It also becomes a lot more long-lasting.

TIPS

  • When using it for gel eyeliner revival, do not add too much, or it will turn watery. So, just start with the tiniest amount and if required, you can gradually add to it.

  • Don’t mix the Duraline directly with pressed eye shadow in a palette. You will need to scrape off a bit of the powder using a spatula first and then add the duraline separately on the powder. If you add it directly on the pressed powder, it will harden.

  • Instead of scraping pressed eye shadow, you can use any loose powder pigments such as those provided by MAC

  • Use a thin angled brush or pointed brush to use the creamy product as an eyeliner.

  • Use a flat shadow brush to add it on as a creamy eye-shadow.

I highly recommend this product, not only because it works very well, but it is also reasonably priced!

Hope you found this useful! Let me know your feedback below! :)

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