Hi, today I'm comparing the black fine liners from Jordana Pop Art -Black Mark and L.A. Colors Art Deco - Black. Both of them is what I consider creme which is the best fine liner formula since it often covers like a one coater.
If you're interested in more comparison between fine liners I've earlier have made a huge comparison and swatch post including 25 bottles in this link; Large fine liner/striper nail art polish swatch guide
I really recommend you to check it out if you're in the mood of getting your self some fine liners. :)
Jordana Pop Art -Black Mark
Mixing ball - yes
L.A. Colors Art Deco - Black
Mixing ball - no
As you can see from the picture comparing the brushes, L.A. Colors Art Deco might have a slightly thinner brush, at least it's equal thin all the way while Jordana Pop Art seems brush seems to be thicker on the non painting end of them. However I believe that the difference is not enough to make a larger difference. I'd also like to note that my Jordana Pop Art is much newer than the L.A. Colors Art Deco and the formula is a bit thinner. I always find fine liners to be too thin when they're newly bought, making the color less opaque. Often I let them open with the cap to make the formula slightly thicker, ie perfect. However I always keeps it in that "thickness" and thin it when it gets too thick, because making nail art is a precision thing, and both too thin or too thick easily ruins nail art. I prefer to thin mine with acetone since it's the cheapest and easiest.
My conclusion is that I find them equally good and I'd go for the one with the best price or is on the same site as other favorite polishes are at.
For a bonus I also wanted to show you BK nail art color, picture above, which I've
bought through ebay. I bought the white color and it's actually the best
white fine liner I've used, mainly because it's a true one coater and I also
like that the brush is fairly short. If painting this white on a black
base, it stays white and doesn't go "off white" or look light gray or
something like that. The short brush make small precision painting much
easier. I like this white one better than both Jordana Pop Art's and
L.A. Colors Art Deco's white creme fine liners. The downside of BK nail
art color is that it's only 5ML and that the brush is slightly thicker
than the other two, however it's very high precision.
Hope you nail art lovers (like Natalia who asked me about this) appreciates this post! :) If you have any questions, go ahead and ask!
Great review!! I was planning to get some liners, because some of the NYX I have well, the formula is awful, and I was going to get LA colors, but now I think I'll get the jordana one.ReplyDelete
Thank you for this fantastic review and comparison!
Thank you! :D I think it seems like it's very individual between which color, some LA colors are good and some very bad. But both the white and black jordana is awesome, I do wonder how other colors are from them. :)Delete
Great comparison! Always good to read this kind of posts! I saw no greater difference between them so I agree - I'd go for the cheapest one ;)ReplyDelete
Thank you! It's the kind of post I was looking for (but did not find) when I wanted to buy fine liners years ago. And yea, we're on the same page, the cheapest one is the best! :DDelete
Thanks for a good review! I have some of these from L.A Colors and like them. I also have from a brand called Kiss that is really good.ReplyDelete
And thank you! :D Yea, I've heard that Kiss is really great, however I don't have any. :DDelete
Thank you so much for this post - while I love nail art I am a total, complete klutz at it and managing anything like lines is still light years away from my toddler level!!! But now I understand part of the problem I have - the liner I bought was way too thin and the separate brush too long and soft - no wonder I could not paint ANYTHING precise - I bet any ape could have done better than me!!! Your post helped in encouraging me to try again - thank you Gelic <3ReplyDelete
Aw, you're welcome! :D And I agree with you, fine liners that are too long and soft work ONLY if you want lines if the formula is correct but if trying to make any other precision things they're pretty much useless. Then a small dotting tool probably works better. I've also seen pencils that has a felt end like a regular pencil, the ones who use it says it work good. I also have those that is the squeese type, they work sometime too, but it's impossible to get the exact same result on both hands some how.. ;)Delete
Kor kjøper du sånne? Ebay? Har du nokre tips til selgarar, i så fall?ReplyDelete
Jag har köpt både jordana och la colors från beutyjoint, så den sidan rekommenderar jag. Dom har även fler vanliga lacker som är fina. ;) Tidigare har jag även köpt la colors från 8ty8beauty, men de har höjt frakten till sverige för mycket. BK nail color har ju som sagt köpt på ebay och finns i fler färger. :D Jag köpte från den billigaste som dök upp bara. Kan dock kolla vilken säljare om du vill. :)Delete