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New Eyeliner Alert!

Hey everyone!

I have been on the hunt for a new eyeliner. I use liquid eyeliner pens as a general rule, since I draw on winged liner most every time I wear makeup. I had been usisng Stila’s STAY ALL DAY liquid liner pen for about two years, and considered just buying a new one now that mine dried out. However, I heard a rumor that Stila had changed the formula and the pens dry out even quicker than usual. I had also purchased an eyeliner sample set at Sephora, and that included Kat Von D’s tattoo liner in Trooper. This is a favorite in the makeup communities I belong to, but I found the black wasn’t black enough. It faded to a gray after a few hours, even though it was a great sharp brush.

While looking at all of my options at Sephora and Ulta over the weekend, I decided to TOTALLY change it up. I went for a gel liner pot from one of my favorite brands, Anastasia Beverly Hills. I had heard makeup artist Samantha Ravndahl (of Batalash Beauty on YouTube) mention that she uses this cream instead of liner pens these days, and I decided to give it a shot. The container is identical to my Anastasia Dipbrow- let’s hope I don’t give myself black brows one sleepy morning.

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The brush that ABH suggests you buy to use with this stuff is $18- the SAME PRICE as the liner itself. My brow pomade has lasted me over a year, so I figured the $18 was well worth it… Just not for a brush, too. Instead I grabbed an Essence cosmetics slanted brush for $1.99.

I hastily opened the product and layered it over my existing liner the moment I got home, so my apologies for the less than perfect product shot. Hey, it can be exciting to try a new product like this!! Waiting is overrated!

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Here it is on my eyes on two different days. The left is a cat eye drawn with the brush, and the right shows the liner in my lower lash line.

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Not dramatically different than my normal eyeliner look, except it’s much blacker and richer. I have already mastered drawing on my wings with that little brush, and I love it WAY more than any eyeliner pen I’ve tried.

This product lasts longer, stays blacker, and is waterproof. The only downside is when a little smears off during application and lightly stains my lid, which I can’t get off without makeup remover then. But I just need to be more careful with blinking while it dries (which is a quick process, anyway).

If you are in the market for a new eyeliner, I highly recommend this one. I can get the thinnest top line, or a nice thick wing. It works for the waterline, and applies easily. It stays pristine and crisp, but you can smudge it for a smoky look, too. Definitely a 10 out of 10 from me!

-Taylor

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