“Why, oh why, do I even bother with liquid eyeliner?”
That’s a good question. One I ask myself pretty much every time I use a liquid eyeliner. Or better, I try to use a liquid eyeliner.
There are times when I think I’ve finally got the hang of it, but then I stop wearing eyeliner for a couple of weeks and I’m back at square one. *sighs*
That’s when I think I should give them up for good, and then one enters my life. It’s sort of a vicious circle. Can’t use them. Can’t live without them.
The last liquid eyeliner that impressed me so much to give this whole liquid lining thing another shot was Mustaev Tension Fit Liquid Liner Brush Pen in Perfect Black.
Perfect Black really is a perfect black. It’s very dark and intense, which is just how I like my liquid eyeliners to be (because, if I want a softer look, I’ll just go for a pencil – which is oh so much easier to use anyway).
In theory, it should be easy to get just the kind of line you want with it, too. The pen has a thin and fine tip that is quite flexible and glides on the lids smoothly without any tugging and pulling, so it should be easy to control.
I’m pretty sure for most people is, but I really struggled to get a straight line. I mean, I ALWAYS struggle to get a straight line, but I think a sturdier tip would have helped this clumsy newbie a little. But, if you know how to use liquid eyeliner (care to share your secret, pretty please?), you won’t have any problems with this.
Once you learn how to use it, though, you can easily create any type of look with it. Thick lines, thin lines, winged lined, whatever. With such a fine tip, you can do it all.
And, your creation will last for most of the day. On my slightly oily lids, the waterproof formula starts to fade after about 5 or 6 hours, depending on how hot the weather is. If I need it to last longer, I just use a primer. Problem solved.
Now, excuse me, I have to go and practice my liquid lining skills some more. I really want to get the hang of this once and for all!
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