I’m picky when it comes to liquid liners… Pickier than a crabby reality TV show judge on a singing competition!
Seriously, if there’s even just one thing wrong with them — ONE THING! — I’m like Liam Neeson in the Taken movies when he threatens the kidnappers. “I WILL FIND YOU!!”
That said, Tarte’s Precision Longwear Liner ($24) passes the Liam Neeson Test with flying colors.
This dark chocolate neutral matte brown, which looks like a rich blackish brown in pics, is an absolutely legit alternative to errrrday black liquid liners. Great for when you want a cat-flicked liquid liner look with less contrast than black.
The long and firm, but flexible, felt tip draws precise flicks and lines with smooth edges, and you don’t have to freaking arm wrestle the damn thing to use it (it seems that way sometimes with liquid liner, doesn’t it?).
And — HUGE pro — the liner applies smoothly and filled with pigment. None of that uneven patchy nonsense that plagues lesser liquid liners.
It also layers well, doesn’t flake off my skin and lasts about seven hours. As far as where it sits in the liquid liner pantheon of all-time greats, I think it’s easily comparable to LORAC Front of the Line Pro, Rouge Bunny Rouge Nocturnal Ink and Tom Ford’s Eye Defining Pen.
It’s also limited edition as part of Tarte’s Poppy Picnic summer collection, and it’s available now online and at Tarte counters, Sephora and Ulta.
AVAILABILITY: Limited edition, available now at Tarte counters and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
You’ve got the right stuff…BABY!
I think I’ve finally recovered from the NKOTB concert from last Friday. 🙂 It only took five days.
I swear, it was SO LOUD in that venue that at one point I thought my eardrums were going to burst, and the noise wasn’t from the speakers. It was from the gajillion 30- and 40-something ladies screaming “JORDAN KNIGHT, I LOVE YOU!!!!”
OK…maybe that was just me. LOL!
My friend Marisol and I had a great time! In short, the show was amazing, and I’m not just saying that because I’m a fan. The first two acts, Nelly and TLC, were very high energy. In case you were wondering, 1) Nelly no longer wears that Band-Aid on his cheek, and 2) TLC is still kicking @ss. I thought it might be a little weird without Lisa there to rap (RIP, Left Eye!), but they held their own. They also piped in her vocals through the speakers, and with the music and their dancing and my nostalgia, I thought it was great.
The New Kids were fun too. They played lots of newer dance-tempo songs along with their old-school hits, and I may or may not have been doing the choreography along with them when they started singing The Right Stuff, haha!
And, hello! — Jordan Knight has been eating his vegetables and doing his crunches, because at one point homeboy took off his shirt, and he was freaking ripped. You go and get those ab muscles, Jordan. 🙂
If you have the chance to watch this show, do it! Just remember to bring some ear plugs, because it’ll get loud.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,