It's quite a few years after its launch, but I bought Nichido Minerals Precise Liner in Black at a local drugstore for a cheap P150 ($3) last year. It came in a small bottle that houses 2.5 ml of liquid and is meant to be disposed at 9 months.
|Nichido Minerals Precise Liner|
How did it fare?
Well, I'm a bit closer to the 6 month mark and for starters, it isn't close to drying up. It's also long-lasting, staying on 6-8 hours on my oily lids.
|Nichido Minerals Precise Liner Applicator|
The applicator is quite stiff, more like a pen than an actual brush which is great for control. Below you see how it can create very fine lines to very thick ones.
|Nichido Minerals Precise Liner Swatches in Black|
However, as you can see, pigment isn't even and it's not a true black. I had to put several swipes on to get the color in the middle. And it takes a while to dry if you do that. Still, it's possible to get a line on your eyes with a nice flick and good color, seen below.
|Nichido Eyebrow and Eyeliner|
Will I buy again? While it's a good liner for starters and those with smaller budgets (P150 for 9 months), I want one with a better color pay-off.