When eyeliner disappears, where exactly does it go? Do mischievous makeup angels charm it away with magic erasers while I’m drooling over pics of Jake Gyllenhaal’s muscled bod and manscaping?
Seriously, I can’t be the only person plauged by the plight of the disappearing eyeliner.
Thank ye gods for long-wearing liner formulas like the new Smashbox Limitless Eyeliner ($19). Released for summer, these creamy, long-wearing liners apply with intense color and come with the promise of eight-hour wear time, which makes the hours I’ve whittled away watching people dancing solo to Ginuwine’s Pony a little easier to bear.
Ready to rock you in shades of Black, Dark Brown, Teal, Deep Navy and Deep Purple, their creamy, easy-to-apply formula also resists water (more on that in a few) and helps protect the skin around those precious peepers with jojoba oil and vitamin E.
I’ve been playing with the Deep Navy and Teal pencils this week. Both of them glide on smooth, with rich, intense color that reminds me of Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils.
Oh, and get this — no watery eyes! Yup, I’ve been able to use them along the lash and waterline comfortably. As far as waterproof-ness(?) goes, they stand their ground along my lash line but kinda struggle to stay put along the waterline (boo!).
Dontcha just love the built-in sharpener in the cap?
Swatches from left to right on NC35 skin: Peackock, Indigo Ink
On NW20 skin
Waterline disappearing act aside, I like these liners a lot. They combine great wear time with an easy-to-apply formula that should make them a fabulous base for powder shadows, too. Available now at Sephora stores and online at smashbox.com. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B+
You might like Smashbox Limitless Eyeliner ifâ€¦
- You’re desperately seeking a long-wearing liner to wear along your lash line
- You don’t mind less-than-stellar wear time along the waterline
- You like using liners as a powder shadow base
- Yay for sharpeners!
Speaking of internet diversions…
I stayed up way too late last night perusing Before You Were Hot. SO FUN! People submit bad/goofy/embarrassing pictures of themselves from back in the day. I mean, why else does one keep photographic evidence of their most awkward years if not to share it with the world, right?
Choo choo! Gotta keep chugging along, ladies. We’re almost to Friday!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,