i have been on a quest for good eyeliner. unfortunately, because i recognize that this can be a costly quest, it is also a lengthy one. the best eyeliner i can ever remember having was this liquid eyeliner i bought from the dollar store that they no longer have. i'm too afraid to try anything else new from the dollar store. don't judge. anyway, i've had to do the trial and error method and it's been... frustrating. so far i've tried:
Then i tried Urban Decay. slightly expensive than what i was used to. $19 at Sephora. It was a great dark color so i didn't have to go over the "lines" i created multiple times but it DID require sharpening (annoying and messy) and if i didn't realize it needed sharpening, it was likely i would get a lovely cut along my eye which would make for a make-up sabbatical whilst my eye healed. It also runs down my oily skin. I would recommend this for someone who doesn't mind sharpening on a regular basis, has dry ish skin, and likes the drama of dark eyeliner. (also: it is harsh-chemical free or something so doesn't cause sties- hurrah!!)
The next chapter: Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner. $20 at sephora. i am praying that waterproof also means oil-proof. it's been a looooong time since i've applied liquid eyeliner so i am anticipating it to be a shaky situation but hopefully with some practice (and eye make up remover... i recommend MaryKay) i'll be able to come back in a few weeks and report good things. It comes in a marker-like contraption so there is no need to "re-dip" like mascara but not being waterproof can also mean unforgiving of mistakes. don't judge me if i look like a raccoon in the coming weeks.
Until next time....