I am quite picky about eyeliner and always looking for something that won’t smudge. I have oily, hooded eyelids, so that’s no easy feat.
I actually had the same meh experience as Renee with Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner (funnily enough, I also tried the Cobalt).
For ultimate staying power, liquid eyeliners work best. Most recently, I’ve been impressed with two eyeliner pens by Blinc: the Liquid Eyeliner Pen and the Ultrathin Liquid Eyeliner Pen. I think both use the same formula: deep jet black, dries slightly shiny, comes off in flakes with water and gentle pressure or regular eye makeup remover, and–yes!–smudgeproof.
So I am about to depart on a flight to Miami shortly but realize that to be a blogger you have to blog so here’s a quickie (not THAT kind you perv).
I am on the constant search for that inky, smooth, micro-sharp, waterproof, transfer-proof liquid eyeliner…and haven’t really found it (Revlon Colorstay comes close but isn’t entirely waterproof even though it says so).
So on a whim I picked Stila’s in cobalt (to stick with that summer fun color theme). The results are kinda meh. I have it in black as well and the liner totally transferred to my upper eyelid. Apparently waterproof but not oily eyelid proof. But cobalt is a fun color and the stupid ad totally got me (damn you professional photoshop making that eyeliner micro line look so peeeerfect).
Hi, world and Google footprint! Angela here. I like to think I’m the softer side of TheDurianGray BeautyandtheCat. . . we’ll see. It’s the first day, and I’m still up at 1am blogging.
For my first post, and because it’s freakin’ 1am, I wanted to start off with something simple and easy to photograph. So today I’m introducing you to a little known item that I can’t live without: the clear waterproofing topcoat for mascara.
The title of this post is a little fib as it’s not a must-have for everyone. But it sounded better than “Mascara Must-Have for a Narrowly Defined Demographic and Just Optional for Everyone Else.” If you read on, you might recognize yourself as a member of that lucky demographic, and if so, this just might be life-changing info.
You see, the bane of my makeup existence has always been my hooded eyes. Sometimes referred to as Asian eyes (even though many Asians don’t have them) or monolids (which are actually different), hooded eyes mean that my poor lashes are constantly touching my upper lids. The constant friction and oils from my skin inevitably cause the melting of any mascara within an hour. Yes, even waterproof mascara. Yes, even after applying a great eye primer (Urban Decay Primer Potion) and powdering the area.