Review & Swatches: Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism Precision Ink in “Scribe”

Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism Precision Ink in Scribe

Availability: Sephora
Price: $27.50

Company’s Description

Create looks with attitude that no one can ignore. Precision Ink’s fine tip allows for defined application. Long-lasting and waterproof it’s perfect for use anywhere on the face and body to bring out your bold side.

Illamasqua’s Human Fundamentalism collection includes a new Precision Ink color in Scribe–a pure, matte white.


Packaging: 8.75/10

This liner comes in a thin tube with a felt-tip applicator and a screw-on top. The applicator is quite long and makes application more awkward than it would be with a shorter tip.

Quality: 6.75/10

Scribe is a pure white color. While the color itself is matte, the finish is glossy.

The formula is very thin and watery. The color doesn’t apply opaquely and instead leaves an uneven surface (the swatch pictured below shows a better application than you get on the lid). The product takes a long time to dry and doesn’t layer effectively.

Unfortunately, to use this color in a flattering way, you’d need to first apply a white base or set it with white powder. Used alone, it doesn’t give you an opaque line.

Ease of Use: 6.5/10

The applicator makes it very easy to get the product onto your lashes and makes it difficult to control the line you create because the felt-tip is so long. You also have to keep your eye closed for a good 30 seconds to a minute for the ink to dry. The color applies unevenly, so you’ll most likely end up using an additional product (either a base or a powder) to make it look opaque.

Also, make sure you shake up the product before use.

Price: 6/10

For $27.50 you get 0.06 fl oz (1.8 ml) of product. I think this is an exorbitant price, considering the amount of liner you get. MAC sells the exact same product (though not in this particular color) for $18.50, which itself is expensive.

Final Grade

Illamasqua Precision Ink Box Packaging

Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism Precision Ink in Scribe

Illamasqua Precision Ink Packaging

Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism Precision Ink in Scribe

Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism Precision Ink in Scribe Swatch


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One Response to Review & Swatches: Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism Precision Ink in “Scribe”

  1. Lisa B. says:

    Blech! Now I know to avoid at all costs! Thank you for the review!

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