Monday, 26 September 2011

My Favourite Eyeliners...


I totally understand/get it when ladies spend sooo much £££ on finding the best eyeliner. Why do I know this because I do it! :) and I am not ashamed to admit it. Finding a decent eyeliner is important to me because I wear it almost everyday and I love how it makes me not look like a zombie! :)

I search high and low to find a good dark, waterproof eyeliner that has amazing staying power. I am happy to pay that little extra if I know that the eyeliner will work and not be absolute crap (sorry, excuse the language!) and at the end of the day it will not make me look like a panda who has been punched in the eye a million times! (trust me, been there done that and got the t-shirt!) Haha!

In terms if coloured eyeliners, I just want something that has good pigmentation and stays on for a night out. Im not that brave to wear coloured liners everyday! :( 

Anyway, so here are a few of my favourite eyeliners:

MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
I know everyone has heard of this, but I love it! It dries instantly, has really good staying power and is a nice black ( I would prefer if it was a little darker, but beggers can't be choosers!) I use my MAC 210 brush when using the Fluidline. Its amazing, it will allow you to create thick or thin lines. I wear this eyeliner mainly as a top liner but I used to wear this on my waterline, which MAC don't tell you can't do it, but when I got speaking to a my friend who is a makeup artist, she practically passed out when I told her that I was wearing the fluidline on my waterline! Ooops! She was like you should only really use khol's on your waterline because they are safest, fluidline is only meant for topliner... 
So that is where the next baby comes in...
Lancôme Le Crayon Khôl Waterproof in Raisin Noir
I decided to try Lancome after speaking to a few people (one being my mum, who loves Lancome and Estee Lauder from back in the day!) and she, along with the others told me if I wanted a good liner I might as well try it from a good brand.  So off I trotted to John Lewis and bought this baby...

And I am soo glad I listened and this is definitely a keeper I <3 it! It is not the darkest gothic black, but it has fab staying power, good transfer and I can build on it. Win Win!

TIP: On nights out, to get that bold look, once I have applied the Lancôme eyeliner, I put a thin line of Fluidline just underneath my lash line- not only does this ensure that it stays in place but it helps create a defined look!

MAC Fluidline and Lancôme Crayon

Top two swatches are Fluidline and the bottom is the Lancôme liner

Benefit BadGal Waterproof Eyeliner
Unfortunately, I don't have a swatch to show you, but it is very similar to the Lancôme eyeliner, but in my opinion, it does not have the same staying power, however,it is a bit darker.
I do still like this eyeliner and would recommend it to you if you don't mind a bit of smudging where the eyeliner 'falls' just below your bottom lash line.

MAC Eye Kohl in Phone Number
I have used this a few times and I love the colour. It is not too dark and is perfect for girls who don't want a harsh black liner. It does have a bit of shimmer in it but it is not overpowering. I wear this as a top liner and it does look good :)

Top: MAC Phone Number
Bottom: Saddle

Topshop liner in Saddle
I was very impressed with the colour, pigmentation and price when I got it. I use this when I don't want a harsh look but I still want a defined look. It has little specks of glitter in it but this is definitely an amazing colour, especially when it is on.

 No7 Metallic Eyes Pencil in 05 Purple
This pencil is very affordable, especially with the £5 off voucher ;) The colours are really nice and have good pigmentation. The No7 eyeliners are very wearable for everyday looks, especially the purple and I think they have a green emerald and a sky blue which are beautiful too.

No7 Metallic Eyes 05 Purple

L' Oréal Super Liner Carbon Gloss Waterproof
The only drugstore brand on here (shame on me!) but the L' Oréal liquid liners are very very good and precise! Like the Fluidline, you can create really thin lines or thicker lines to create a more dramatic look. It stays on for a while, but I have found that you can't build on top of it or apply it really thick, as it can flake :(
L' Oréal also have the Super Liner with gold shimmer in it. I do like this as it adds something different to a look when you go out. But you have to be careful as to how you use it because if you over do it, it could look weird. A thin line is all that is needed.

Top: Super Liner in Carbon Black (waterproof)
Bottom: Super Liner in Black Crystals

I am sorry that some of the eyeliners are expensive but if you cannot justify spending like £20 on an eyeliner, which, let's face it, is quite crazy, then the drugstore ones mentioned are very good too. The other brands that I like are Rimmel and Prestige. Both have a really nice colour range too.

And oh, before I go, I am soooo LOVING The X Factor... I love the categories and the judges match each category perfectly! Soo happy :)

Have a good week everyone! 


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