Seems like every spring brings about colored liners as a "transition into summer" type deal. Like adding a pop of color to your makeup, much like Spring adds a pop of color to our lives. So being a person who loves color I can appreciate colored liners, and being someone who loves makeup I can appreciate any form of makeup. So today I thought I'd do a round up of some new liners I've gotten lately. Some are recently released, some have been out for a while but I thought it was worth talking about.
So here's what we'll be discussing:
The Makeup Geek Full Spectrum Eyeliners
NYX Vivid Brights liquid liners
NYX glitter liners
Jesse's Girl liquid liner
First up are the newly released pencil liners from Makeup Geek. These released a week or two ago and there are 10 shades. I got 5 but one of them is for my mom. These are $9 a piece which is a fair price and the colors I got were:
These are so creamy and I mainly use crayon liners in the water line and that's it. So it has to be super pigmented in order to do that and these really are. With Cobalt you can build it up a little more if you want. Like it can be a decent blue or you can build it up to be a super bright blue. So far they've all worked really well in the water line. Nude is so opaque even in the water line. I like using a nude color in the water line to make eyes appear larger. Where as black liner makes eyes appear smaller. I typically do not use crayon liner that much because they melt very fast on me and I constantly have to check my makeup to make sure it's not all laying in the corner of my eye. These would also make a great base for shadows if you smudged them fairly quick after applying them. They do set after about 30 seconds or so and they really don't move after they have set on the skin. So keep that in mind if you love to smudge your eyeliner, do it fairly quick.
So from left to right you have:
Spice, Obsidian, Nude and Cobalt
Spice is like a medium taupe brown and I love that, I didn't have a liner like that at all and I really love wearing brown in the water line for smokey eyes. I actually rarely see this shade of brown in liners. If the brown is too warm it can sometimes make you look a little sick if there is a lot of red in it. This seems perfect and I think this smudged out on the top lid with some mascara would be a simple, easy, smokey look.
Obsidian is black obviously and I put it up against every black liner I had and it's very dark and very comparable to Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Perversion. I do think that Marc Jacobs gel pencil liner is a bit darker but not by much. It's super creamy and super black.
Nude is awesome. It's the perfect nude shade. It's opaque and it's not a yellow based nude or a pink based nude it's like an ivory shell nude. It's absolutely perfect and it impresses me how pigmented it is.
Cobalt is your bright blue. I love this color like I said you may want to build it up some to really get that intensity but I wore it in the look below and it did really well. Blue liners tend to make your eyes whiter too. So it gives them a little pop.
In this picture I'm wearing Cobalt in the water line and Neptune shadow on the lower lash line. It did really well all day. As with all pencil liners if you apply them to a water liner you are gonna have to touch them up through out the day. So take it with you if you're going somewhere.
In this look I'm wearing Spice on the water line. It's hardly noticeable but it's just the perfect medium taupe brown for smokey looks. I love it.
Next are the NYX Vivid Bright liquid liners which released last month I believe. These are $6.99 and they have 9 shades. They are also buy one get one 50% off right now at Ulta. I got three: Vivid Blossom, Vivid Envy, and Vivid Sapphire.
So swatched left to right is: Blossom, Envy and Sapphire.
These have a brush applicator and it's quite long which I find doesn't give me as much control as I like but if I go slow and use short strokes I'm usually ok. These are quite opaque their self. Blossom isn't always opaque but it's such a pale shade I can see why. However, they dry down completely matte which is really nice and once they dry down they are very opaque.
Envy looks like it would be a teal blue from the box and the tube but it is grass green folks. So keep that in mind. Grass green nothing teal about it.
Sapphire is your perfect cobalt blue.
These can be a little too liquid-y at times, so make sure your running the brush against the inside of the stopper to get some of the product off.
In this I wore Blossom and outlined it with Jesse's Girl liquid liner. It showed up really well but it kinda looked like pop art liner. I used Jesse's girl to get some more structure to it because Blossom on it's own didn't look neat or like a clean cut wing due to how pale it was.
Lastly are the NYX Crystal liners and the Jesse's Girl liquid liner.
The Crystal Liner shades I got were:
Crystal Champagne which is a neutral champagne gold
Crystal Jade which is a blue-ish green.
I got these because I didn't have any glitter liners at all. Theyre $4.49 at Ulta and they seem to be decent. I think they will need a base of something to go over if you want a wing of glitter but once they dry they seem to be more opaque with the glitter.
The Jesse's Girl Liner I bought off Amazon. This is a basic black liner but it is really easy to use and affordable. I really love it, the applicator goes from bigger to super pointy so you get a sharp wing and it's easy to use. It's not super stiff to where there is no give but it's not incredible flexible either to where you make a ton of mistakes. I love this more than the Loreal Carbon black Linear Intense that I've used for years, and I believe its only $8. I don't know of anywhere that sells it actually but if you need a good every day black liquid liner definitely try this, it's a hidden gem.
I'm a makeup and skincare lover. I have always enjoyed creating looks but I love to help people with product knowledge and application even more. I've been able to do these things because God has seen fit to bless me with the opportunity.
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