In ancient Egypt eye liner was originally worn to protect the wearer from the evil eye. They also believed that it had magical powers
… and so do I!!
I have been on the hunt for the perfect liners for over 15 years and here are a few of my favorite types…
I am the most critical when it comes to pencil eyeliner because everything runs on me even those that claim otherwise!! As a makeup artist and a makeup junkie my experience in working with so many different peepers has lead me to the conclusion that sometimes the wear of a product can vary depending on eye shape… Keep that in mind while hunting and have patience because it usually always comes down to trial and error.
For daily use I personally always stick to waterproof liners versus kohl liners (unless I'm doing a shoot) which tend to be more pigmented and richer but unless set with powder they virtually don't have the same longevity as waterproof formulas.
After years of using MAC powerpoint pencil eyeliners which are waterproof but would still run on me I discovered
Make up Forever Aqua Eyes
developed specifically for underwater ballet performers which I do in my spare time so clearly I was sold!… jk seriously I have no rhythm.
available in 25 different shades
makeup artist discount $11.40
Some people spend their whole lives searching for love… I on the other hand spent most of mine searching for the perfect liquid liner
Here are some of my favorite liquid lovers...
Stila Stay All Day Liner
available in 14 different shades ( my favs are black, moss and indigo)
makeup artist discount $12.00
This lover dries quick and has a magical thin marker like tip perfect for whatever style you fancy ! She's the best for the first few weeks but once the tip starts to fray her precision goes a bit too… but that's also with most felt tip applicators.. This liner is what I personally use every day top and even bottom after I line my waterline with a pencil, I do this because everthing runs on me so I need the security of this bulletproof vest.
and thats where this babe below comes in to save the day
Kat Von D's Tattoo Liner in Trooper
The brush on this liner is BEYOND !!! Precision like no other liner I've encountered all thanks to it's unique plastic-like flexible tip. This brush will never stray on you so you'll always get perfection with a quick glide and fast dry!
all day wear
available in 2 different shades
MAC liquidlast liner
This baby broke my heart when they discontinued every shade but black. I managed to buy enough of the colored girls to last me a few years..but Im still not over it because this product is BULLETPROOF! I definitely don't recommended this for beginners since its a thicker product and is not a quick dry! If you have really oily lids and love a patent leather like finish she's your girl!
makeup artist discount $11.70
INGLOT AMC Eyeliner Gel
By far the richest highest pigmented creamy gel liner I have ever come across! I always use this for pin up shoots where winged liner is mandatory and it gets my girls hooked! my stained black hand (pallette) will prove that this liner is no joke!
available in 18 different shades
make up artist discount $9.60