Monday, September 2, 2013

Eyeliner Review & Swatches || Pencils, Liquids, & Gels



Hello my blooming buds!

I've got my eyeliners of all types here to review and swatch for you guys! Eyeliner has to be my favorite make up to wear and the most difficult to put on.


From left to right: NYX Eye/Eyebrow Pencil in 932 Bronze Shimmer, Toki Doki Brillante Glitter Eyeliner in Skeletro, Toki Doki Brillante Glitter Eyeliner in Rondine, Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Oil Slick, Sephora Liner Electro in 02 Metal Electro, Hard Candy Take Me Out Liner Molten Metal Eyeliner Pencil in Bullet.


NYX Eye/Eyebrow Pencil in 932 Bronze Shimmer: Chestnut brown with silver glitters. It's a nice glittery neutral color, but I never wore this at all.
Toki Doki Brillante Glitter Eyeliner in Skeletro: Navy with silver glitters. Sadly this is discontinued! I absolutely adore the Brillante liners! It has great staying power and adds dimension to your eyes. Because of the glitters, it is a teeny bit scratchy on application, but the glitters do not irritate your eyes.
Toki Doki Brillante Glitter Eyeliner in Rondine: Aqua with silver glitters. Another color I managed to get in this discontinued line.
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Oil Slick: Black with silver glitters. UD pencil liners are always a good addition for eyeliners. Even with the glitters, this one applies without scratching. 
Sephora Liner Electro in 02 Metal Electro: Gunmetal silver. I was looking for another liner to replace the one below for the inner corner of your eyes. I really like how smooth this applies with no tugging.
Hard Candy Take Me Out Liner Molten Metal Eyeliner Pencil in Bullet: Silver. This one has no staying power whatsoever, but it's dear to my heart. This was my first eyeliner. I was too scared to wear black or brown eyeliner so I went with silver. These liners are in the shape of chopsticks, which I find amusing.


From left to right: NYC Liquid Eyeliner in 887 Black, Physicians Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum in Ultra Black, Physicians Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum in Deep Brown, Loreal H.I.P. Color Truth Cream Eyeliner in 945 Teal, Loreal Infallible Laquer Liner in 171 Blackest Black, Hello Kitty Pen Pal Eyeliner in Goodnight Dreams.


NYC Liquid Eyeliner in 887 Black: Black. I tried applying this a couple time, but could never get it decent. I hate the brush tip on this. It's not pointed, it's blunt. It does appear very black, but if water gets on it, game over.
Physicians Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum in Ultra Black: I got this one after loving the brown one. This is a brush tip liquid liner with the tip pointed veeeeery fine. I love this liquid liner and have to say that this is my favorite. I did notice my lashes fuller after using this for several months. This goes on really black and drys faster than most liquid liners I have tried.
Physicians Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum in Deep Brown: This brown looks black from far away, but is more subtle than actual black. I've had this one for several months and it's still going good. These liners are pretty pricy for drugstore products, but you can catch it for 30% a lot of times.
Hello Kitty Pen Pal Eyeliner in Goodnight Dreams: I bought this since it was on sale. I think this is discontinued. I don't really like felt tip liquid liners since they tend to have thick tips. This one was okay in size. I just don't like the tackiness of the formula. I have monolids so the tackiness sometimes transfers. This also takes a couple go throughs to make it really black.
Loreal H.I.P. Color Truth Cream Eyeliner in 945 Teal: This is sadly discontinued. I've had this for a while and it still hasn't dried out yet, granted I don't use this much. I wish I got the black one in this line too when I had the chance. To get a good color strength you need a couple of strokes.
Loreal Infallible Laquer Liner in 171 Blackest Black: I've heard so many great things about this liner so I decided to try it out after my Maybelline one was deemed very old. I did like it the first few weeks and then it dried out on me. My Maybelline one did not dry out this fast. I'll be going back to my Maybelline gel liner once I see it on sale.


From left to right: Warpaint Beauty Eye Pencil in Bad Rep, Mary-Kate and Ashley Line My Eyes Eyeliner in Brown Velvet, Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Rockstar, Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero, NYX Collection Noir Kohl Kajal Black Liner.


Warpaint Beauty Eye Pencil in Bad Rep: Red with red glitters. I have no idea why I got this since the color is not exactly wearable. It's a good pencil liner in formulation and staying power though.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Line My Eyes Eyeliner in Brown Velvet: This is an automatic liner that can be used for eyebrows as well. I don't use much of this, but it's always good to have a brown pencil liner around.
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Rockstar: Deep plum. 
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero: Black. When I bought this I thought this was the blackest liner they had, but then Perversion came out. When my little stub is unusable, I will be getting it in Perversion.
NYX Collection Noir Kohl Kajal Black Liner: This liner is very black and applies very smoothly with absolutely no tugging. The downside is that if you have oily lids, this will get everywhere around your eyes. I'm not going to use this again, but it will probably work better with people with drier lids. 


This is the result after swiping my finger down the swatches with a good amount of pressure. They had about 3 minutes to set before swiping. You can see that the liquid and gel/cream liners held up well. Hard Candy's Silver bullet totally came off during this smudge test and the Sephora liner was almost gone as well.

What's your favorite eyeliner?

Buh-bye xo

3 comments:

  1. This is such a great review post, so detailed!

    Now following your blog <3

    Amelia x
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  2. Hello! I just nominated you for the Liebster Awards since you are one of my favourite bloggers! You can see the post here: http://jennyyou.blogspot.ca/2013/09/liebster-award.html!

    Jenny xx
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  3. Great great great review! I really love the glittery pencils. Right now I really love the NYX liners! Hope to read more reviews from you! :)

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