Like so many people like me, blogs and videos supply us with ideas, recommendations, and opinions. And even though opinions may vary from person to person slightly, I think there are some products that are almost unanimously thought to be the best at what they're for.
Like Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner.
I don't have a lot of disposable income. I have four kids and a job that doesn't pay all that great. I have bills on top of bills. So when I do have money to splurge on makeup, I tend to think very carefully on my decision. I have a wish list, of course, but I try to get the most for my money. I try to *invest* in products that I know will serve me well based on what I've read.
Spending $17 for an eyeliner is a big deal--at least for me. But it was last year's tax refund and I was rich for a minute so I bought two--a zero and a flipside.
I've always heard how smooth and creamy they are. How they don't budge one you've applied them. They are the mostawesomethingeveromgyouhavetohavethiseyelineroryou'lldie.
I had a really difficult time getting it to glide across my eyelid. I had to press down really hard to get even a small amount of waterline coverage. I shouldn't have to scrape across my eyes to get decent coverage...right?
I'm not sure why I even did this: but I went to the store searching for a new eyeliner and I bought the Covergirl liquiline blast (or whatever it's actually called...did I get it right? I'm nowhere near my "toys" lol) which is supposedly a knock-off of the UD liners. I don't know what I was thinking but maybe I was hoping they'd at least be a little softer.
Nope. I still can't get it right.
My go-to low end eyeliner is Maybelline Define-a-Line. Which is more of a crayon consistency than pencil. It glides like a dream BUT it's crap in the waterline and rubs off really easily.
I'm still learning liquid and gel liners so I've been buying cheapest of the cheap--for practice. Truthfully, although I like the liquid look...I just don't like it all the time.
I NEED a good pencil eyeliner. I need one that goes on soft like my beloved Define-a-line but can deliver everything (or mostly everything) I had hoped Urban Decay would.
I'm calling out to you guys, my lovely followers, to give me suggestions.
- What pencil eyeliners do you love?
- Is UD 24/7 your holy grail eyeliner? Why?
- Did I get a faulty product? Am I doing something wrong?
- What are your favorite high end/low end eyeliners?