When I took the plunge and committed myself to the bob, I had a brief make-up identity crisis. Between the fringe and the frames, I needed to find a special new (to me) way to apply eye make-up that would allow my eyes to pop, regardless of the distractions. After years of loving it on everyone else, I finally decided to try my own hand at liquid liner and a classic cat eye.
Since my eyes are pretty deep set and hooded, I've always shied away from anything too heavy. But once I started lining just my top lid with the liquid liner, I was hooked! I especially love that I can throw it on in about 10 seconds and can go pretty natural on the rest of my face (not that I wear they much make-up to begin with).
Of course my new addiction led to a new mission: find the perfect liquid liner. While I haven't tried them all, I have tried 3. The ELF liner was perfect for the initial experiment. I was able to try the trend for a whole $1. You get what you pay for, though. It was rather sloppy to work with. The brush was difficult to control and the consistency was far to wet and paint-like. So, I went looking for a felt-tip liner. The CoverGirl Line Exact was a pretty good go. It's like a paint pen, complete with the little ball inside the pen to keep the liquid running smoothly. While I loved the felt applicator, just like the ELF, the consistency was too wet and easily smudged during application.
A couple of week ago, I finally found the perfect fit. Once again seduced by magazine advertisements, I set out in search of Maybelline's Master Precise. Love it. It's very marker-like. It has the pointy felt tip I loved with the CG, but with a formula that goes on smooth and dries quickly. I only wish it came in black brown, too!
Are you a cat eye lover? What's your favorite liquid liner?
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