I’m convinced that swatching before bed brings on makeup dreams.
Last night while watching So You Think You Can Dance (OMG, Ade and Melissa? I’m heartbroken!), I swatched some of the Bobbi Brown Ivy League collection, including the bad-assness that is the Forest Shimmer Ink Gel Eyeliner.
I went to bed after the show finished and had a wonderful dream that I was swimming through a pool filled with pots of gel liner.
I was like a kid playing in one of those vats of plastic balls.
Then, this morning I read this note from Aline:
I recently bought Lancome’s Ink Artliner in Indigo Charm from the Declaring Indigo fall collection based on your review and swatches, but mine seems to be a bit on the dry side — nothing “gel-y” about the texture. Was yours the same way?
Thank you for your time! Looking forward to hearing from you soon!
You must be psychic! I’ve had gel liner on the brain…
To answer your question, I think it’s normal for Lancome’s highly pigmented (with great wear time!) Ink Artliners to feel a little drier than the average gel liner.
But you may also have received an expired pot. Check for cracks in the surface of the product or if it has shrunken down around the inside edges (a sign of dehydration). If it has, then it may need to be returned.
Your favorite eyeliners?
Aline’s question got me thinking about other gel eyeliners, so I tweeted a question this morning:
Here are some of the answers I received:
There were votes for Stila Smudge Pots ($20), MAC Fluidline ($15), Rock & Republic Bound Gel Liner ($24) and Shu Uemura Painting Liner ($24), among others. With each of those, I have to agree.
How about yours? What’s your favorite gel eyeliner?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. I can’t even believe today was Friday… What the heck happened to this week?