Eyeliner: The Bold & The Beautiful….

Hello, Beauties!

So today I’m going to get right into it and give you a run down on my favorite eyeliners! Liquids, Gels, Markers, Pencils, Pens, and Paint-Ons! I’m going to keep it simple and list names, pictures, features, and benefits! Because let’s be honest; there’s nothing easier than a simple list! And with Fall in full swing, and Winter coming up in a couple months, what better way to celebrate than with a dark, bold, and smokey lined look!

Tarte Maneater Eyeliners: Gel (Solid Form) & Liquid (Marker Form)

$20 each OR $22 for Ulta’s Tarte Maneater Set (pictured below) http://www.ulta.com

 

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Tarte Maneater Set (Ulta Exclusive) $22 http://www.ulta.com

Features & Benefits:

  • Tarte Cosmetics has hopped on the “Gel Eyeliner” train & the Maneater Solid Gel Eyeliner (Solid Gel Formula but in Twist-Up Pen Packaging) stays ALL DAY, or at least for a good 6 hours without having to touch up on your inner eye rim. It WILL stay all day if you are lining below (bottom lashes) or above (top lashes) your lash line.
  • Tarte Cosmetics’ Maneater Gel Eyeliner glides on with ease, and doesn’t tug or smear. It glides a lot like a liquid eyeliner, but the formula applies and looks like a “Kohl” liner (but gel formulas are WAY better and last WAY longer).
  • Tarte Cosmetics’ Maneater MARKER FORM Liner, is a precision friendly form of liquid liner, in marker form packaging. It’s great for winged eyeliner Wednesdays! It’s easy to use, doesn’t dry out, and doesn’t flake off your eyes like some liquid liners tend to do. AND with the marker packaging, it’s easy to control for a perfect, even, winged liner.
  • Tarte Maneater Gel Eyeliner comes with a twist-off cap, which also sharpens the liner if you “twist right”, and the bottom of the eyeliner features a twist-up option, so you can get more product out, WHEN NEEDED, which doesn’t waste product, with the hassle of pencil sharpening (SO MUCH EYELINER is wasted by pencil sharpening. Even if you’re using a great sharpener and great liner)!
  • Tarte Maneater Eyeliners in Gel (solid) & Liquid Form, both stay fresh, and don’t dry out with the locking twist-on caps. So you don’t have to worry about the cap falling off in your makeup bag, and dealing with MESSY eyeliner spills, or having your eyeliner suddenly dry out (this is the downside with gel formulas) which ends up ruining the ENTIRE gel form eyeliner.
  • Tarte Maneater Eyeliners in Gel (solid) & Liquid Form are easy to control, and have sharper pointed tips for precision and control when applying; (it’s also safe to say that this is probably my new FAVORITE eyeliner; Both solid & liquid).

 

Makeup Forever Aqua XL Eye Pencil: (Solid Gel Formula) 

$21 http://www.makeupforever.com 

**BONUS TIP** Aqua XL Gel Eyeliner is on SALE for $15.75 NOW (10-10-17) on www.makeupforever.com for MUFE’s Friends & Fam Event!

 

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Makeup Forever Aqua XL Eye Pencil $21 http://www.makeupforever.com

Features & Benefits:

  • Makeup Forever never seems to disappoint. Like EVER. Aqua XL Eye Pencil is no different. The gel formula, clings to your skin, and stays on the inner rim of your eye for at least 6 hours, and stays ALL DAY on your outer lash lines.
  • The gel formula glides on with ease, a lot like a liquid liner does, and doesn’t tug or smear. It’s easy to apply.
  • Aqua XL Eye Pencil is in a pencil form, so you do have to have a good eyeliner sharpener handy; Try Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Eyeliner Sharpener ( $6 http://www.sephora.com).
  • Aqua XL Eye Pencil comes in an array of different colors, including more natural colors like Black, Grey, & Brown, of course; But they also have Turquoise, Blues, Purples, Nudes, Whites, Greens, & Yellows, for making your eye color pop, or if you want to apply a fun, colorful look.
  • BE AWARE and MAKE SURE to put the lid back on after use! Gel Eyeliners WILL DRY OUT and once they dry out, there’s not going back. No matter which gel liner you are using, the entire product WILL be ruined if it dries out. It’s a lot like liquid liner in a sense, but applies like a basic “Kohl” formula liner.
  • The pigmentation in each and every one of these eye pencils is high! So be prepared for a  color application that STAYS PUT. It’s a very big & bold look, that comes in a small package.

 

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon: (Solid Gel Formula)

$25 http://www.sephora.com

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in “Blaquer” $25 http://www.sephora.com

Features & Benefits:

  • Marc Jacobs Beauty is in the TOP THREE “highest pigment percentage in makeup formula” company’s IN THE WORLD (aside from Sephora & Kat Von D Beauty). So Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon goes on, and STAYS ON. It stays put on your inner rim of your lash line, AND on your outer rim of your lash lines.
  • The gel formula glides on with ease, doesn’t tug, and doesn’t smear. It’s perfect for a BOLD, BLACK LINED, smokey eye, or a beautiful black-lined golden based eye with a nude lip. Either way, it’s BOLD and HIGHLY PIGMENTED.
  • This eyeliner is an ALLURE BEST OF BEAUTY AWARD WINNER; it also has a built in pencil sharpener at the base of the eyeliner. You just “pop” the bottom out, and then sharpen the liner, which is VERY handy.
  • It comes in a pencil form, and even though “Crayon” is in it’s name, it’s NOT a “crayon”. It’s the same size as any regular pencil sized eyeliner. The gel formula and high pigment is probably why Marc Jacobs used the word “Crayon”. So don’t expect a large “Crayon” sized liner.
  • Because it’s so highly pigmented, this eyeliner will last you a VERY LONG TIME. Even though it’s a pencil liner, and sharpening pencil eyeliners does waste some product, if you are just using this to line your inner lash line daily, you probably won’t need a new eyeliner for over a year (I’m being completely serious). With that being said, PUT THE LINER LID BACK ON RIGHT AFTER USE. If you want this to last, you must NOT let the gel formula dry out; OR the entire pencil will be ruined.
  • It’s also paraben, sulfate, and pathalates free. So it’s great for people with sensitive eyes or sensitive skin!
  • It comes in an array of different colors in MATTE & SHIMMER finishes. It comes in ONLY BLACK (“Blaquer” which is the only black in the color assortment) in a SATIN FINISH.

 

M.A.C Cosmetics Eye Kohl: “SMOLDER” (Solid Pencil/Kohl Formula)

$17.50 http://www.maccosmetics.com

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M.A.C Eye Kohl in “Smolder” $17.50 http://www.maccosmetics.com

Features & Benefits:

  • M.A.C’s classic “Kohl Formulated” eyeliner pencil, in “Smolder” is a great, black, kohl formula which stays put and glides on with ease. It’s probably the one kohl eyeliner that stays put ALMOST as well as a gel formula (M.A.C did come out with a gel formula eye pencil, which still has kohl in the formula, but is WATERPROOF for all day wear; Color- “Feline”).
  • You do need a good pencil sharpener to sharpen this eyeliner; Try Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Eyeliner Sharpener ($6 http://www.sephora.com).
  • Because this is a KOHL formula, it does tend to smear. With that being said, it’s great to use on your inner rim of your lash line, or awesome to apply to your outer lash line and blend out with a “Pencil Brush” (try Sigma Beauty’s Pencil Eye Brush E30 $15 http://www.sigmabeauty.com), creating a “smokey” smoldering, thick line, that goes hand in hand with a bold smokey eye…
  • Because this is a KOHL formula, it’s not a big deal if you forget to put the cap on; with that being said, you SHOULD always remember to put the cap on, but if you don’t, the entire eyeliner won’t dry out, unlike it’s gel formula counterpart. You will just have to sharpen the tip with a sharpener, or swipe the liner on a tissue to “refresh” the kohl formula.
  • **TIP** Pair “Smolder”, with M.A.C Cosmetics’ Matte Eyeshadow in “Carbon”, to create a perfect smokey eye, with a beautiful matte finish. This is a smokey eye CLASSIC COMBINATION. Also, “Black Tied” Eyeshadow in a Satin Finish with glitter in the actual eyeshadow formula, is great for a smokey eye, as well.

 

Stila’s Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner: (Liquid Eyeliner in Marker Form)

$22 http://www.sephora.com

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Stila’s Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner $22 http://www.sephora.com

 

Features & Benefits:

  • Stila’s Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner is a liquid eyeliner formula, in marker packaging. The pointed tip makes precision in your eyeliner application easy, and is perfect for a winged liner look, or a bold thick line on the outside of your lash lines.
  • Since it’s a marker form, there’s no need for a sharpener, and the product moves with ease to the tip of the precision friendly, felt tip, and will always give you the perfect amount of product for a full liner application.
  • Because this is a liquid/marker form of liner, make sure you re-apply the cap on, after each use, to prevent the formula from drying out the felt tip.
  • This liquid formula stays all day, IS waterproof, and glides on beautifully. To remove the waterproof formula after the day is done, use a WATERPROOF FORMULA makeup wipe, or Micellar Water; Try Garnier Fructis Micellar Water Makeup Cleansing Water- Waterproof Formula $5 – 7 http://www.target.com.
  • This awesome formula of liquid liner doesn’t flake off or smear. Which is a huge advantage because a lot of liquid liners tend to flake off halfway through the day. This one doesn’t budge.

 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Creme Color: (“Paint On” Cream Formula)

$18 http://www.sephora.com 

**TIP** Pair With Anastasia Beverly Hills Pointed Liner Brush

$18 http://www.sephora.com

 

 

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Creme Color $18 http://www.ulta.com

 

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Pointed Liner Brush $18 http://www.sephora.com

Features & Benefits:

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills never disappoints in the eye makeup category. In fact it never really disappoints at all…. This Waterproof Creme Color AKA cream eyeliner, is a “paint on” eyeliner, which doesn’t budge, smear, or flake off. It doesn’t crease or transfer, and is easy to transition from a day look, into a night look.
  • Because this is a “paint on” liner, it’s a little harder to apply than a regular “marker packaged” liquid formula. You must be precise, and you must use a liner brush. I suggest the Anastasia Beverly Hills Pointed Liner Brush- $18 http://www.sephora.com (pictured above).
  • This product comes in Black, Brown, and Nude, so it’s color selection is very simple and natural. It’s great for a black smokey eye, a nude natural eye, or a brown smokey eye.
  • Since this is a cream formula, it glides on with ease, and paints on your lash line without tugging or smearing. AND it’s waterproof so you must use a WATERPROOF FORMULA makeup wipe or Micellar Water makeup remover, to breakdown the formula; Try Garnier Fructis Micellar Water Makeup Cleansing Water- Waterproof Formula $5 – 7 http://www.target.com.
  • Remember to re-apply the lid on the glass pot, EVERY TIME after use, or the creamy formula will dry out, and once it’s dried out, it’s ruined; there’s no going back!

 

Sephora Collection Long Lasting 12 Hour Wear Eyeliner: (Paint-On Formula W/ Brush On Applicator)

$12 http://www.sephora.com

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Sephora 12 Hour Wear Long Lasting Eyeliner $12 http://www.sephora.com (picture from “Good Housekeeping”).

Features & Benefits:

  • This long wearing eyeliner guarantees 12 hour wear, and glides on your lash line with ease, because this “paint on” formula is waterproof and liquid. It comes with a twist off top, which doubles as an applicator, so there’s no need to invest in a liner brush for this liquid eyeliner, specifically.
  • Sephora is one of the TOP THREE makeup companies for “most use of pigment” in their makeup color, so this eyeliner is bold and it makes your eyes pop. It doesn’t flake or budge after use, so you don’t need to worry about smearing or transfer.
  • Since this “paint on” formula is liquid you don’t have to worry about a sharpener, and you simply dip the applicator brush in the pot, to apply more product to the applicator tip.
  • The applicator tip is pointed for extreme precision in application, and is great for an even, gorgeous, winged eyeliner.
  • The formula is waterproof, so you must use a WATERPROOF FORMULA makeup wipe or Micellar Water makeup remover, to breakdown the formula; Try Garnier Fructis Micellar Water Makeup Cleansing Water- Waterproof Formula $5 – 7 http://www.target.com.
  • This liquid eyeliner comes in 5 different shades, including Black and Brown for natural looks and smokey eyes.

 

Too Faced Bulletproof 24 Hour Shadow Liner: (Solid Kohl Formula In Pen Type Applicator)

$19.80 http://www.toofaced.com

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Too Faced Bulletproof 24 Hour Shadow Liner $19.80 http://www.toofaced.com

Features & Benefits:

  • Too Faced Bulletproof 24 Hour Shadow Liner is a solid eyeliner formula, in a pen type applicator, and a smudging blender on the other end of the packaging. It’s great for lining your inner rim of your lash line, or for a THICK line on your top or bottom lash line, then blended out and smudged for a perfect smokey eye.
  • It’s a KOHL formula so it does smear, but when smudging you actually need to “smear” and smudge. This is why this is also called a “Shadow Liner”. It’s more of a shadow booster and smokey eyes BFF.
  • This formula does stay put, but NOT for 24 Hours. You’d need a liquid waterproof formula for that, BUT it will “stain” your smokey eye for 24 hours…. You just shouldn’t EVER wear makeup (especially eye makeup) for 24 hours. So that’s kind of a silly and unrealistic guarantee.
  • This liner comes in 8 different shades, which are mostly browns, blacks, and greys, but there is a turquoise, white, and purple for those wanting a more colorful eye or a line to make your eye color pop.
  • **TIP** The smudger on the opposite end of the liner is perfect to blend the liner out, which is also a great tool to blend in eyebrow color at the beginning of your brow.

 

So my gorgeous, beauties…. These are my personal favorites and top picks for eyeliners! What are your favorites that you’d like to see reviewed or suggest that I try?? Let me know! Inbox me at freshlemons.beauty.brand@gmail.com!! Now get going on that gorgeous smokey eye, and have a wonderful evening!

 

Have A Fab & Fresh Day, Beauties!

Xo

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