Hey, boo. Howzit? Sorry if I’ve seemed a little distracted lately, but I’ve been trying to squeeze in as much time as possible with my in-laws before they head back to Hawaii on Friday. Yup, it’s been an interesting beauty balancing act — trying to be a considerate host while also being biologically incapable of resisting makeup for more than a few hours at a time, ha!
But like any self-respecting member of the Borg collective knows, “resistance IS futile.” Keeping this beauty fiend away from her makeup is like trying to keep Tabs away from gravy (read: hard). Today I even locked myself away in the bathroom for an hour just to be alone with the new NYX Studio Liquid Liners ($4.50 each).
Aren’t they pretty?
Available in 12 shimmery shades, they make quick work of clean, crisp lines that look almost like they’ve been drawn with those metallic markers.
I’ve tried eight of them over the past two weeks, and hot dayum! — what great deals for the price. They apply with opaque, pigmented color that lasts 12-14 hours, yet they’re still pretty easy to remove.
Clockwise from bottom: Extreme Green, Extreme Coffee, Extreme Pink, Extreme Smokey Gray, Extreme Sapphire, Extreme Sky Blue, Extreme Plum Purple, Extreme Blue
From upper left: Extreme Coffee, Extreme Green, Extreme Pink, Extreme Smokey Gray, Extreme Sapphire, Extreme Sky Blue, Extreme Plum Purple, Extreme Blue
Swatches from left: Extreme Coffee, Extreme Green, Extreme Pink, Extreme Smokey Gray, Extreme Sapphire, Extreme Sky Blue, Extreme Plum Purple, Extreme Blue
Oh, and NYX did a bang-up job on the brush. I find it easier to use than most liquid liner brushes. It resembles the brush that comes with MAC Liquidlast ($16.50 each), an overall similar product, but the firm fibers make it easier to wield. The tip is thin, but still firm and flexible enough to maneuver easily, and with it I can lay down solid, precise lines without getting product all over the place.
I just can’t believe these are only $4.50… You could get one for $10 and still have enough change left over for a Jamba Juice. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A+
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,