Archive for the ‘Eye Liner’ Category
After my Valentine’s Day tutorial, I got lots of requests for a winged eyeliner how-to. Since a lot of you expressed being intimidated by the dramatic look, I put together a tutorial for beginners that doesn’t make the process seem so scary. The video covers what liner works best, what other products are required and how to save your eyeliner after making a mistake. Check out the video below to learn the basics of how to create the winged look, and stay tuned for a dramatic/advanced winged liner tutorial, coming soon!
What you’ll need:
Liquid pen eyeliner
Makeup remover wipes
Stila All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner …you in trouble, gurl.
I’ve been a fan of Stila’s take on the eyeliner pen for months, but I’m not a fan of the price. I still LOVE this product, don’t get me wrong- but shelling out $20 for a new one every month is starting to take it’s toll on my ever shrinking wallet. Which is why I couldn’t wait to try out the Maybelline version when I started seeing it in some of my favorite guru’s videos. Trying this eyeliner was no easy feat tho – it was super hard to find since nearly every drugstore in my area has been constantly sold out. Which was my first sign this is a must-have product.
This liner retails for about $7.99 each – though I picked up two thanks to Walgreen’s buy one, get one 50% off sale. That’s what I love most about drugstore products, you can almost always find them on sale. I rarely pay full price for this kinda stuff – I mean REALLY, who pays retail these days, darling.
Though the tube is roughly the same size as similar eyeliner pens, it holds about 0.037 oz, more than twice the product other brands do.
Now for the good stuff – this is by far the finest tip I’ve ever seen. At 0.4mm, it draws some of the thinnest lines imaginable. I’ve been playing with this all night, and so far I’ve created some super sharp cat eyes and perfectly winged liner. I also managed to draw all over my hand, then smear black ink all over my cheek because I tried to wipe my face before the liquid dried. It looks pretty sexy. Except not.
So far I really like what I see, but the true test will come tomorrow when I test drive this during a long day at work. I’m thinking I’ll make a video once I’m ready to do the full review, so stay tuned!
My friends at BeautyStat.com asked me to review this ultra fabulous new eyeliner by Laura Geller and I was more than happy to take them up on the offer. I’ve always loved Laura Geller’s baked products, so I knew the eyeliner would be just as amazing.
This stunning liner duo comes with a matte black shade as well as a rich purple. These look gorgeous alone, or layered over one another for a more intense effect.
I had to get an up-close shot of these because I love them so much. Especially the purple liner, since the color is so multifaceted. If you look closely, you can see little flecks of pink in the gel.
The cap to these liners is absolutely genius. As you can see, it comes apart revealing a small, fine tip brush that can be used to apply the eyeliner. I love this since it eliminates the need for me to carry yet another brush in my makeup bag.
If you need a longer handle, you can even put the cap back together to make a full sized brush.
This is by far the best gel liner I’ve ever used, and once these are done I absolutely plan on repurchasing this. It’s long wearing, fabulous and it doesn’t irritate my eyes when I use it for tight-lining. It’s not available in stores just yet, but you can get it on QVC for about $30.
I picked this up at Ulta the other day when they had the nerve to be out of L’Oreal Carbon Black liquid liner the same day I ran out. I’m secretly a little glad however as I have found my new favorite liquid liner!
I never thought to try this product before as I’ve never really been a fan of it’s sibling, the Stiletto Lash mascara. It’s decent, but nothing to write home about so I assumed the same was true of it’s eyeliner counterpart. But from the easy application to the quality you get for the price – it’s actually pretty fabulous!
The Good- The felt tip applicator glides across the lashline with ease and doesn’t skip, ensuring a sleek, smooth line every time. And the short wand makes it much easier to control, making this the perfect eyeliner for those just starting out with make-up. If you’re trying to achieve the perfect winged liner – even better. The fine point makes building a perfectly angled wing super easy. And at about $6 it’s a few dollars cheaper than other drugstore liquid liners.
The bad- The only thing I don’t really like about this liner is the finish is a little too glossy for my taste. I prefer a more velvety look, so I just go over the top with a quick swipe of black gel liner and viola-perfect!
Final Verdict: Love it!
Price: About $6
Get it: Drugstores nationwide
Every time I do a tutorial, I get tons of questions about how I do my signature winged eyeliner. So I thought I would dedicate an entire video to this simple technique so you guys can see in detail how fast and easy it really is!
What you will need:
Felt tip liquid eyeliner
Potted gel eyeliner
Fine tip eyeliner brush