Yesterday, I received a restock of my favorite eye makeup products – a liner and mascara. It dawned on me that I hadn’t shared them here in a while (or together). So when you find a perfect “recipe” for easy and defined, everyday eyes, it needs to be shared!
I fell hard for Kevyn Aucoin Beauty ‘The Volume’ Mascara but then got distracted trying out other brands. After a series of disappointment (and even several weeks skipping mascara all together) I remembered my old favorite. I was so sick of fallout and this is the only one that stays on all day. This smaller brush is nimble and works well getting volume and pigment on all lashes.
I’ve been hanging on to the last bit of my Trish McEvoy Lash Enhancing Liquid Liner Pen – it was embarrassingly old. But I still loved it. Imagine how stoked I was when I used my fresh one this morning and the pigment and ink were brighter and bolder with my trusty formula. (note to self: replace old products more frequently!) Add in that the formula can improve the length and fullness of lashes in only 15 days, and I call that a dream eyeliner.
You know that deserted island beauty question? If you could only bring one makeup item, which would it be? Popular answers include lipstick, sunscreen and mascara. But I admit I would chose eyeliner. There is something about the effect of that inky pigment that I just can’t live without. Thanks to that obsession, I have loads of options on hand, but these are the liners I keep reaching for lately:
NARS Eye Paints in Ubangi and Black Valley are also a blue/black duo that recently hit shelves to much fanfare. They can be used as shadow, but I keep reaching for them to line both inner and outer rims with a fine brush. The gel-like texture has amazing staying power and great pigment.
CARGO ‘TexasLiner’ Liquid Eyeliner has a classic felt tip but super-sized. Despite its chunky nature, you can get a thicker bold line or thin and precise line easily with one swipe. The water-based formula dries quickly and doesn’t budge.
Laura Mercier Eye Kohl looks like a lipstick, but inky black cone is hands-down the easiest and quickest eyeliner for your waterline. Sounds scary, but close your lids around the tip and swipe outwards for a fool-proof line on both the upper and lower lids.
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