Eye liner newbie? Australis recently released the australis Curve Ink Eyeliner that is set to be a game changer in the liquid eyeliner department. This liquid eye liner is ergonomically designed for a better grip so you can have a steady hand to apply liquid liner, mistake proof way!
The felt tip brush applicator is quite sturdy so you can easily draw a quick line + flick effortlessly. I have to admit it took me awhile to get use to this ergonomic design since I am so used to pen designed. This eye liner is super lightweight to hold in itself, the pigment is intense black with a shiny finish like your typical liquid liner finish. I love how long lasting this is and it lasted throughout the day without any fading, smudging or smearing at all.
If you’re in the market for a new liner, I quite recommend this, the only down side is that the lid doesn’t close that well (doesn’t have that nice firm, click lock feel) and I often fear that this might dry out the liner quicker than it should.
Available via Priceline counters now
I have seen the K-Palette Real Lasting Eyeliner 24h liquid eye liner in just about every single Asian make up store I have stepped in and is widely available in Sasa while I was travelling earlier this year. With a catchy name like (1 day tattoo!) that I knew I had to pick one up to trial for myself as I use liquid eye liner almost every single day of my life.
To find a good liquid eye liner, I need it to be in a very easy to use brush, waterproof, quick drying, doesn’t smudge and delivers the blackest shade of black (yes I know, some black are just not black enough!). K-Palette Real Lasting Eyeliner 24h promises water resistance against sweat and sebum BUT it smudges all over my lids even with eye primer on. Now not many liquid eye liner smudges after it dries but for some reason this one does. I’ve tried it both with and without eye primer, primed my lids with loose powder to no avail. I was rather disappointed with this as not many liquid eye liners smudges on my lids (I can only think of one other brand that does this to me).
The brush application is easy enough to use as the brush is quite fine and it is such a shame as this could have been a great liquid eye liner if it wasn’t for the smudging issue with my folded inward lids.
Some of my top liquid liners picks are (in no particular order):
Available in Sasa (Shade #SB01 Super Black)
RM59.90 / AUD $19.96 (approximately)
I can’t believe I am so late to the party. Simple Kind to Eyes Eye Makeup Corrector Pen is the bomb and is the ‘thing’ that has been missing in my make up stash for the longest time. Now that I have trialled it, I can never live without it any more. You see, having small Asian eyes it calls for daily extensive eye make up routine (meaning the need for eye primer, liner, multiple layers of eye shadows, layers of mascaras) and more often than not I will need to rush. After all, I am not a morning person.
The combination of eye make up + rushing often means mistakes or mascara smudging before it dries completely. This is when Simple Kind to Eyes Eye Makeup Corrector Pen comes in handy. It is non greasy, non drying, removes mistakes effortlessly, doesn’t have alcohol/oil/perfume/colour (great for the sensitive eye area) and picks up make up mistakes like no other. Best of all, it leaves the rest of the make up untouched.
To use, hold the pen upside down for 10-15 seconds and use tip to precisely correct any eye make up. Right after, use a facial wipe to clean tip after each use. So far, I have used this to pick up eye shadow, mascara (even waterproof) and liner mistakes. Especially trying to get the perfect wing tips, this helps to evens out the odd wing.
What can I say? This is a must have in all make up bags/stash and is definitely a product I see myself repurchasing once it runs out.
Available in Priceline stores now
The color pigment was not defined, it was not intense and easily rubbed off. Did not last more than three hours on a Spring day. Definitely will not purchase any Prestige Cosmetic from now onwards.
Missha’s The Style Glam Look Gloss in Or01 is awesome and it is only $9.90. How cheap is that? This one is the shade I can find closest to suit my natural lip color. Its wand is wide and the tip is slanted for convenient application.
Its got vitamin E in it to help sooth the lips and emollients to keep the lip hydrated at all time. The gloss isn’t too sticky and doesn’t look tacky. Just very natural gloss that lasted a fair bit. Loves it.
Missha’s The Style Color Eyeliner in Black Pearl for $8.90. What a steal! While the name of this liquid eyeliner is a little misleading, there’s no pearl in it; however the black is very black. It is as black as Bobbi Brown’s Gel eyeliner except that it last forever, doesn’t smudge or transfer onto the lids like Bobbi Brown’s Gel eyeliner.
I love my liquid eye liner to death. This one is a little watery than I would expect, hence a longer drying time. However, it is still bearable just 10-20 sec. It is waterproof and extremely durable doesn’t stain, transfer or move a bit at all.
While the brush is a little tricky to use at the beginning because it is really fine, however after a few application it is very workable and became easier to use each time.
P/S: A tip to ensure easy, fast liquid eyeliner application is to first apply the desired line you want in eye pencil (in similar shade) then trace the liquid eyeliner on it. Pronto, results!
As we all know, liquid liner last a pretty long time. Little did I know gel last EVEN LONGER. They are incredibly durable. It lasted through my day, my nap (yes, I know I sleep with my makeup, everyone does that right?) the rain and tears.
Voted as the best long-wearing liner award and best beauty award and god knows what other award out there. This Bobbi Brown long-wear gel liner is an answer from the beauty god above.
It is water-resistant and cease proof too. If you frequent through Japanese fashion and beauty magazine; this gem is a constant feature and is a swear-by product by top models and fashionista alike.
One particular thing I would like to mention is that this eyeliner is no normal liner. It comes in up to 16 colors and this one that I’ve gotten is black ink. What it names is what you get. It is jet black and the black is so intense similar to ink. Beats hand down to my usual pencil, cream or liquid liner. I am so converted to gel now.
Roughly 40 licks.
Another worth mentioning gem is this fancy little ultra fine eyeliner brush from Bobby Brown too.
The dainty little brush has won the best beauty eyeliner brush award too and it goes perfectly well to use with the gel liner. This brush creates the perfect line you’d want for your lids. It is exceptionally easy to use even for people who are unfamiliar with brush application for liners.
Also the hair of the brush is really firm and tight yet smooth and is a breeze to apply with.
Roughly 45 licks.
This fancy little gem is a great eye liner to brag about. Not only is the packaging ever so unique; it has the most striking dark and sparkling color. It is also known as the modernized Terracotta version of the traditional oriental kohl.
The loose powder texture has a very high concentration of pigments. I was applying it on my lids and when I tried to gently sweep away the droplets, it smeared a dark black line across my face. Bad as.
After a day out, a mini nap, the powder still has a good impeccable hold on my lids.
The black in this kohl is very, very black and velvety mysterious; which I like.
The only downside is, it seems impossible to apply with the application wand. I tried but nothing sticked onto the wand. So I had to pour some onto the back of my hand and use the MAC 266 to apply as a sexy liner.
I am growing to love my 266.
Roughly 40 licks.