We've been very busy in life lately, but hopefully this week we'll be back on beauty blogging track! To kick things off, we've got another Mother/Daughter Monday fresh and ready for the week. This week, we want to share with you our love of all things eye liner and our favourites over years of testing and trying different shades, brands, and types of liquids, pencils, and creams.
The Product – Eyeliner
The Purpose – To add definition and shape to your eyes
The Price - There are oh so many different brands producing all different kinds of eyeliner that you can pick one up for $2 or $40!
Because I love the smokey black eye look, I have worked to perfect my eye lining over the years, and have scoured high and low looking for the best products to do this with. After a lot of research, I have whittled it down now to 3 different products that I use all the time, interchangeably.
This is my latest find and definately my favourite. I have used nothing else for months now, applying on both top and bottom lashes, but it takes a little time and care to apply. I have the True Black, but I know from reading the reviews that Honey Black is a big favourite with others. It comes with its own little brush, but it's fiddley, so I'm going to buy a long handled Clinque Eye Definer Brush since I've found one is available.
For many years this has been my dramatic go-to evening product. Beautiful to apply, it doesn't move until you're ready to remove it. For formal evenings out this is the perfect big statement product.
This is a pencil that needs sharpening, but I use it (in Black Diamond) when I need a quick rim around the eyes and don't have time to take the care that the Cream Liner requires. I also have it in Brown Sugar, which give a much softer look. I've road tested many kohls and pencils over the years, looking for something with staying power, and I have to say this is the best of this type of product on the market.
I have had a pretty solid make up routine for my whole adult life and it's only really been since I got into the world of beauty blogging that I've been game to try out so many new things! Recently I learned how dramamtic an affect the different ways you apply eye liner can make to your eyes and so I change my routine up on a daily basis, not to mention experimenting with different colours and styles of eye liners.
I have two particular products in my make up bag all year round that have really gone the distance and never let me down:
Napoleon Eye LIner in Onyx Factor ($28)
This is my standard every day eye liner. I've tried lots of different brands but I definitely prefer the Napoleon pencil because it's not too hard and not too soft (yes, I'm the eye liner equivalent of Goldilocks)
Mac Liquidlast Eyeliner ($35)
I switch to a liquid eye liner when I want a more dramatic look, particularly for nights out or big events. I have been using the Mac Liquidlast for so long and really love it
As I said, I've started experimenting with lots of different colours and brands lately, but I'll save them for another time until I'm confident they can be added to this holy grail list!