New Music Monday is taking a break for the month of May and with that I plan to get a few other projects started and a few finished. Starting with tonight's post, "I Walk the Line" a review of eyeliners. Remember, I do this so you don't have to, LoL!! Gonna start with a few colorful options for this Spring/Summer season.
|Revlon Photo Ready Kajal|
in Matte Marine
Next, one of my new fave companies, e.l.f. ! I have become such a major fan of the e.l.f. cosmetics company that I don't even know where to begin with bragging on them. I suppose I will start with the quality of product and the amazingly affordable prices. You are going to be hard pressed to find another brand in a similar price range with similar quality of products. I have purchased e.l.f. products and I have gotten some freebies. I plan to gift some e.l.f. products and to continue using them myself. For today's post I am sharing two colors from a five pack of shimmer eye liners. The pack was $2.00 for five pencils. Each pencil has it's own sharpener as apart of it's lid. That is another reason I LOVE e.l.f. They do NOT miss an opportunity to multi-task an item, packaging, etc. Pictured are the Green and Copper from the collection. It also came with Black, Purple, and White. There is just a hint of sparkle when applied in one or two coats, but of course, the more you layer, the stronger the sparkle. I think that the copper is gonna be one of my Fall faves w a brown or green smoky eye. Most e.l.f. pencil liners are about a $1.00 each if you don't come across a deal, which is not costly when considering the quality.
|e,l,f, shimmer pencil eye liner |
|e.l.f. shimmer pencil eye liner|
|Maybelline Master Precise Skinny Gel Pencil|
in Refined Charcoal
|Almay Bright Eyes Defining Duo|
in Mocha and Cream
Now, onto the liquid liners. I know that not everyone feels as though they can do a liquid eye liner, but for me I think that liquid liner is actually something that EVERY one could rock. I think it is classic, it can jazz up a look, as well as be worn every day.
Quick Tip: For those that consider themselves beginners in liquid liner application I recommend beginning with a product like Revlon's Color Stay Eye Pen. The reason I recommend this product for beginners is that the applicator/tip is more of a marker/pen applicator. It isn't flexible, it doesn't move with out your guidance. When you are practicing a steady line or playing around with a sharp cat eye, a pencil/marker yes applicator just gives you more control. I used this brand for several years prior to the brand I use now and will share with you later. This product ranges from around $6 to $10 depending on where you purchase. Revlon is another amazing company that frequently has coupons in the Sunday news paper or online. Another brand with the marker/pen applicator is eyeko London. I received this liner in a Birch Box. I like it, but while it is smudge proof it is not water proof. My eye's water all day, eeerrryyy day so I NEED a water proof liner.
|Revlon Color Stay Liquid Eye Pen|
in Blackest Black
|eyeko London Precise Smudge Proof|
in Pitch Black
Next on the liquid line is Hard Candy Walk the Line Liquid Eye Liner. I know this will be hard to believe, but I did not know that was the name for this liner when I chose the name for this series. I promise!! I went totally to a Johnny Cash place in my head when considering titles for a Glam Bag eye liner review. I mean, who wouldn't?! True Story. Anyway, Hard Candy is a brand that I recall from my teenage years. They had those little nail polishes that came with a gum ball machine ring on it. They were in every magazine and every star had their polish on their nails. As trends and time moves forward it seems it has been awhile since I last saw Hard Candy when it magically appeared in my Wal-Mart cosmetics isle. I was giddy!!! I was instantly thrown into a high school state of mind and wondered if I would have time to paint my nails during study hall. I have three or four Hard Candy products now and can say that they are quality!!! Another company that is realistically affordable for most fellow cosmetics junkies like myself. In the pics below I am wearing the Walk the Line Liquid Eye Liner in "Mirror Mirror". It stays put friends!!! In the top pic I layered it with a black liquid liner I'll share last and in the second I paired it w Hard Candy Chrome Eye Crayon, which....came with a ring!!! I was amped and once again transported to my locker outside of the biology class where it always smells like formaldehyde. Hard Candy Walk the Line Liquid Liner cost $6.00 at my local Wal-Mart. I have not seen it in similar stores. The applicator is paint brush-esq so, I wouldn't recommend it if you are still in the learning process of liquid liner. I would save it until you feel more confident with your liner penmanship.
|Hard Candy Walk the Line Liquid Eye Liner|
in Mirror Mirror
|Right is Bowie so IDK his details, LoL!|
Right is Me, Duh, with some Bowie Inspiration.
Blue is Hard Candy Eye Def Chrome Shadow Crayon
Silver is Hard Candy Liquid Eye Liner
in Mirror Mirror
|Wet-N-Wild Mega Liner|
in Electric Purple
All of today's liners both pencil and liquid are Stacie Recommended and Discount Diva Approved, but the above and beyond favorite of them all for this Glam Bag Series is Tarte's Maneater Liquid Liner. I am a fan, a follower, an addict!!!! I'm unsure I will be open to trying other brands after this one. That is how much I like it.
Last Quick Tip for the Walk the Line, Glam Bag Post: I apply concealer and e.l.f. Shadow Lock Eyelid Primer prior to applying any shadows, liners, or powders. Both help to keep my eye make-up where I place it. The e.l.f. Shadow Lock is legit like putting liquid silk onto your eyes and the skin around them. It is $2.00 both online and in store. I have tried other shadow primers from brands like Mary Kay and they did not work for me, but the e.l.f. brand totally knocks it out of the park with this one.
|Sometimes You Don't Wear the Eyeliner |
on Your Eyes. Sometimes You Use it for Whiskers.
Like what you like. Boldly be, uniquely you.
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