Over the course of
playing with testing the new NYX Liquid Black Liner ($6), I discovered a few interesting things, like how the slender brush lays down rich, pitch perfect lines, or how the formula never skips a beat.
The thin brush is firm enough to draw precise lines with, but not so inflexible that it doesn’t feel smooth as it glides along soft skin.
I also learned the limits of this liner’s longevity. While it isn’t waterproof and will fade if I rub vigorously at my eyes (boo!), it’s able to last all day long and through most of the night — even through a late-night living room dance-athon to Jessie J.’s Domino — as long as I keep my hands away from it.
On balance, I think its plusses, one of which is its $6 price, make NYX Liquid Black Liner a drugstore gem.
AVAILABILITY: Available now at drugstores, Ulta stores and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+/A- (NYX could take it to the next level by making it water- and smudge-proof)
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,