Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Purrfect Eyeliner(s)…

After wasting hundreds of dollars and enduring red, irritated eyes over the years in search of the perfect eyeliner, I found not one, but two! Yes two!

1) SEPHORA COLLECTION Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner ($12):  Yes, I know your jaw dropped when you read SEPHORA COLLECTION.   Don’t be such a snob.  It’s actually a quality line. I heard about this eyeliner from a makeup artist when I complained that every eyeliner leaves a parenthesis on up my upper eyelid. So frustrating!  She told me that Sephora’s Waterproof Eyeliner is so “stay put” that you have to blend it quickly or else it won’t budge.  Bless her little heart, she was right.

This eyeliner is perfect for the daytime when you need it to last through a day of subway riding, dry office air, staring at a computer for hours, and still look good for after-work cocktails.  It also seems to be idiot-proof.  At 6:30 AM when I haven’t had any coffee and I’m trying to concentrate on drawing a line close to my lash line…  Let’s just say before I started using this eyeliner things tended to go poorly, as in, my lids would be red and swollen from me trying to remove the many attempts.  This pencil allows for a quick swipe followed by an effortless smudge into the lash line, and voila! Work ready!

2) Dior Liquid Eyeliner Black ($34):  Before I bought this product, it had been a while since I’d trusted myself to apply liquid eyeliner.  Even when I’d had my coffee and been awake several hours, I always made a huge mess and, again, I would end up with red swollen eyelids from rubbing off my mistakes.  I gave up years ago and started using gel for a kitten or cat eye.  The gel didn’t have that slick liquid look, but at least I didn’t look like I got beat up.  A couple months ago during a Sephora binge I saw the Dior pen and it seemed like it would be easy to use, so I thought I’d give it a try.

Meow. It’s a fine felt tip pen that draws a perfectly thin line. And bonus — it doesn’t smudge, smear or leave marks on my upper eyelids (as long as I let it dry first, obviously).  I’m telling you, even for someone like me who finds it impossible to draw a straight line, I can make myself into a demure kitty.

So to review…  SEPHORA COLLECTION Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner for daytime and Dior Liquid Eyeliner Black to create that perfect cat eye for a night out on the town.

Need help creating the perfect cat eye? Check out this instructional video created by Fashionista and MAC here!

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