Spring is in the air & a flirty makeup is impossible without a cat-eye. Let me roll out my cosmetic bag for you & review my favorite eyeliners as not all eyeliners were born equal. I prefer my liner intense, long lasting, and perfect.
Pro: easy to use & dries fast
Pen goes on very smoothly and the liquid is very consistent. Since I use eyeliner every day, this is the most long lasting eyeliner! There’s no smudging (even for oily skin!) and the product usually lasts around 6 months for me. The fine tip application is very easy to use, and you can build up to the line you desire. It’s very highly pigmented so a few strokes is enough to get a very strong line.
Bobbi Brown Gel Liner
Pro: Dries quickly, easy application
Con: Too thick
Gel Liners are always great to achieve that perfect line, and are incredibly easy to correct if you make a mistake. So what more perfect gel is there than Bobbi Brown? It’s almost feels like liquid because the color is so highly pigmented. Thick liners like this one last really long so that’s always a plus. Extra tip: since the liner is so thick, use a thick brush to apply or it’ll take you a long time. Ideally, pick up Bobbi Brown eyeliner brush & don’t use gels if you have oily skin as it can melt the eyeliner and give you raccoon eyes.
L’Oreal Infallible Never Fail Liner
Pro: Highly Pigmented
This eyeliner is great value for money if you are in a mood for a smokey eye! The product is highly pigmented, works best when paired with black eyeshadow for a very smokey effect. It could smudge a bit, but since I use it with a darker shadow it’s not a huge problem at all, and can give my eyes a romantic effect. For a more precise line, you can use the sharpener attached on the opposite side.
Benefit Push-up Liner
Pro: Dries fast, long lasting
Con: Can get flakey
If you are struggling with gel and liquid liners, this is a great alternative because it’s a gel liner in a marker! it’s super creamy and easy to use, but it can definitely clump and get flakey if you try to re-touch it. The rubber tip is perfect to work on your lash line without touching the lashes.