According to my very un-scientific research, which involved one sidewalk James Hetfield sighting and 10 minutes of Googling, it’s hard to say. James might not, but Kirk Hammett has been known to sport the guy-liner.
Perhaps the limited edition Make Up For Ever Rock For Ever Aqua Eyes Holiday Kit ($36), with its five mini-sticks of Make Up For Ever’s famous Aqua Eyes liner in mostly metallic finishes (there’s one lonely matte), would be worthy of the stage.
Once dry, the vibrant colors should have the wherewithal to stay put through even the longest, sweatiest, most epic guitar solos.
Make up For Ever Rock For Aqua Eyes Liners from top to bottom: Gold 9L (a metallic yellow), Bronze 10L (a metallic bronze), Dark Grey 21L (a metallic gunmetal gray), Mat Black 0L (a black matte), Silver 8L (a metallic silver)
From left to right: Gold 9L, Bronze 10L, Dark Grey 21L, Mat Black 0L, Silver 8L
Swatches from left: Gold 9L, Bronze 10L, Dark Grey 21L, Mat Black 0L, Silver 8L
They have that same smooth, creamy consistency that scoots across the skin without tugging, but these do take longer than those others to dry.
The Pearlglides and UD Glide-On pencils set so fast (one minute or less) that I’ve sometimes found them a chore to use. The Aqua Eyes give me two to three more minutes to manipulate and smudge, which makes a huge difference, especially when I’m trying something complicated with a lot of blending. The extra minutes mean more time to smudge and fix mistakes.
I don’t rock in a heavy metal band, but I have been rocking out to this kit. I like to wear these liners with the new Rock For Ever Eye Palette, and also along my lash and/or water lines, as shadows by themselves, and even as shadow bases. They’re flexible that way.
My only gripe? I wish the kit came with a sharpener. There’s room in that studly little case. I’m just sayin’.
Other than that, the kit rocks. It’s a stellar buy, especially if you like metallic colors on your eyes.
PRICE: $36 for five 0.025-oz. pencils
AVAILABILITY: At Sephora stores and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
Speaking of Random Brushes with Music Industry Heavyweights…
I opened my email this morning to a note from someone named Mike Jones, and for exactly one second I thought, “The rapper!?”
It was actually a solicitation from a travel rewards website. Oh, well.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,