Clinique, you got some ‘splaining to do!

I recently bought a new Clinique eyeliner. I was pretty excited about it since all my other ones had dried out to the point I would have had better luck (and less pain) using a #2 pencil.

Now, I want you to know that I’m a committed Clinique user but this new eyeliner was designed by someone who has too much time on their hands and, quite frankly, a moron.

It looks totally fine at first glance, but take a closer gander. You will see two caps; one on each end. The untrained eye (mine) would think it’s no big deal. How nice actually that you can differentiate the smudger thing from the actual pencil. Ok, cool. I go to use it the first time and it glides on like magic. I take off the cap from the other side, smudge away and voila! I am the best thing this mirror has seen all morning.

Now here’s where it get interesting. And by interesting, I really mean frustration-inducing.

I take one of the caps from my hand and put it back on the liner. SQUISH, I just crushed the tip of my new eyeliner and now there’s a big gob of it in the top of the clear cap that is supposed to go onto the smudger end. “What the….?!” Oh I see now, the freaking caps are 2 different sizes. I do the same thing at least 3-4 more times, getting progressively more ticked off every time. It’s partially operator error, I get it. But why Clinique, WHY would make the caps two different sizes? I have half a mind to switch to Lancome just because your packaging designer didn’t have the common sense to do a little research & development on the product before you shipped it to the masses. I am very disappointed in you Clinique!

Very. Disappointed.

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