My TOP 5 Favorite Eyeliners, EVER!Tue, 30 Oct 2012
PRODUCT REVIEW | HUDA PICKS
By Huda Heidi Kattan
I don’t care where you’re from or where you learned to do makeup, somewhere along the line every woman falls in love with eyeliner! It just makes you look awake, trendy and it really gives your face character! Every time I go sans liner, I always hear from at least ONE person, “Gee Huda, you look tired today.” Along with concealer and mascara it’s hands down one of my must haves at all times, even if it’s just a smudge!
So having said that, there is definitely a lot of really crappy eyeliners out there pretending to be good ones. We all know most of those liners, but what about the ones that are AhhhhMAZING? The ones that after you use you say “OMG! I can’t wait to tell my girlfriends about this!” The ones that make you feel a little more beautiful just because you know it ROCKS! Well, I definitely have tried my fair share (maybe a little more like a hundred or so) and these are my absolute TOP liners just for you fabulous people! Which Ones are Your Favorite (on or off the list)?!!
My Ultimate Gel Liner
Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner
My absolute FAV! This is one that I know will stay put, and give me that seriously dark line! I love it, but it definitely takes a little time to apply since you have to use a brush! It goes on sooo smooth and surprisingly easy to use, especially for a cat eye! This to me is sooo much better than MAC Gel Liner (which dries and becomes icky) as well as Bobbi Brown’s Gel Liner since it is less than half the costs with 100% all the same qualities (It actually stays on a little longer).
The Mattest Liner Ever
Clarins Instant Liquid Liner
This is one is a MUST if you wear false lashes! I love this because it goes on the blackest EVER and dries matte, so it looks so dramatic! You can actually see the line from a distance and it looks amazing on! The only thing I don’t like, but it’s actually a BIG bummer is that it is sooooooo easy to remove with water that if your eyes water at all, the liner will completely wash away! I only use this on top of my lashes to hide the glue, it’s just too moveable to wear all over the eye!
Best for Beginner Cat Eye
Lancome Art Liner
Ok, for every woman out there who really wants to do a cat/winged liner, but can’t, this one is pretty awesome! The felt tip is quite long so it makes it really simple to use! It really is like using a pen and makes application incredibly easy, flawless and FAST! I use this when I’m on the go and don’t have time to spend using different liners! It’s also really dark, but dries glossy! It’s also a great one to keep in your bag! It lasts pretty long as well (doesn’t move when wet), but it’s not one I would imagine to stay on from morning until night without reapplying since it can crack a little, but you really only need to reapply once!
The long lasting Dark Pencil Liner
Revlon Grow Luscious
Everyone has their preference, whether it be liquid, gel or pencil and since I bounce around, my absolute favorite pencil liner. I was really shocked when I used it, but it’s amazing! It applies soooo dark and really smooth and easy! I also love that it literally doesn’t budge (after a few seconds to dry). You can smudge it, but only immediately after you apply, but it’s soooooo dark and really velvety! It actually looks very expensive on, but the only thing is you can go through this liner super fast! It kind of melts on to your skin after you apply it and you constantly need to sharpen it! It kind of reminds me of MAC’s Smolder just one that doesn’t budge as easy once it dries to your skin! Over all it’s great, but you just have to keep a sharpener close by!
Favorite Color Liners (Inner Rim)
Chanel Liners are honestly some of my favorite over all! They seem to go on very smooth, blend well, last very long and have great pigment! I also like the fact that you can get them in the Aqua Pencil which means it is an automatic sharpening pencil as well as the Eye Khol, which is my favorite for inner rim (Blanc and Gold). They just have quality liners!