Thursday, April 26, 2012


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:

-avon's glimmer stick: approximately $8 on average. (i've been using this since high school and finally gave up on it) and although it goes on gently (does anyone else have REALLY sensitive eye tissue that cuts like butter?) and fairly evenly, my oily skin still did not allow it to stay intact for an entire day. i would recommend this kind for those who have sensitive yet dry skin. i would imagine it lessens the likelihood of wrinkles developing because there is minimal pull.
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....


  1. Other tips on eyeliners I personally love... Urban Decay makes great products, just saying, they also have a liquid liner - it's great I use it all the time, what I love about it is that (if you're timid about liquid lining again) it has a small brush so you can do a nice fine line - or a slightly thicker one. It's the 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Liner. $19 at or Sephoras.

    If you want one more like a pencil but without the sharpening mess, Tarte has a great one. I have the Cashmere eyeliner it is waterproof and is great for tightlining or waterlines as well. It is a twist up so as the product gets low you just twist it up and it goes on really smooth and stays all day.

    The last one I really like is a pen liner. So it's got all the qualities of a liquid liner without the brush, it's a fine point almost felt tip. It's also the most inexpensive of the trio around $7 - Maybelline's Master Precise. It allows for the really fine lines and thicker with the change of an angle...and unlike other pen eyeliners it goes on super black the first time. No having to draw line over line and it doesn't smudge like the Stilleto (which also has a more sponge like tip)

    <3 Shay

  2. you neeeeeeed to try Urban Decay's Ink for Eyes. It is a cream liner. It is the best thing that ever happened to my face.

  3. i will take all of these awesome tips into consideration...
    lolo, how do you apply it??
    shay, do you prefer the liquid or the pen liner??

  4. i dont wear eyeliner so i have no tips there BUT i believe sephora allows you to return an item if it doesnt work out for you. SOOOOOO, it shouldnt be an expensive quest :-)