I’m an enormous enthusiast of liquid eyeliner. Let me get that out of the way right now just. Black liquid eyeliner Especially. If i were stranded with an island and was actually dim enough to be fretting about makeup rather than – you understand – surviving, i’d want my favourite liquid eyeliner with me. Not all liquid eyeliners are the same – and this becomes more apparent/important when your lids begin showing the symptoms of ageing.
In point of fact, the main discussion against them – for girls of a particular Age – is that they can have a tendency to look too “harsh”. It’s a simple reality that, as one no longer possesses bouncy, fresh, elastic lids, one must use “softer” eye-makeup to compensate or one operates the risk looking looking like Cruella DeVille. My lids are in fairly good form for a vintage bird – but i most emphatically do not have flawless skin in that area.
- Plexaderm 100% Hyaluronic Moisturiser
- Reformation (12)
- Small pieces of cucumber
- Use proper make-up remover instead of just cleaning it away
There’s just the faintest signals of sagging – however they are there. However, i am not about to give up my favourite makeup item – perish the idea! So, for a while, i paid out by first laying down a pencil-liner for the softening effect, then drawing a thinner, less-obvious collection, very close to the lash-line with whatever arbitrary liquid liner i put on-hand. That way, i’d get the smooth, blurring effect of the pencil liner without compromising the intensity of the water.
The problem is, i abhor work. Because i like to execute a finished-eye/bare face kind of look a la Edie Sedgwick, Brigitte Bardot et al most times, i don’t enjoy having to do two steps to attain an effect in deference to not being 23 anymore. Not only that, many liquid liners don’t hold up well layered over pencil.
They can crack, smudge and flake. Enter Le Metier de Beaute’s Precision Liquid Eyeliner. I’d read about this eyeliner for quite a while before purchasing it, since it is pricey. But a few months ago i decided to go for it after a particularly good sales week in my own perfume shop, and see what all the fuss was about. And let me tell you, sometimes you need to do get what you purchase in the cosmetics-world really.
I don’t know how they do it, but there is absolutely no annoying clicker on the finish that you’ll require to press in order to dispense the liquid – it just flows beautifully. It is the perfect dark color – not too harsh, but opaque to give a dark line initially swipe enough.