Eureka! Found another epic liner for tightlining, and it’s almost — almost — as epic as Chanel 88 Noir Intense.
Oh, and it costs 40% less ($19 vs. $33). 🙂
It’s $19 Antonym Cosmetics Noir Waterproof Eye Pencil, and the only reason I can’t completely turn my back on Chanel 88 Noir Intense is because I still like 88’s skinny twist-up tip. I think it’s better at getting down there between the lash roots than Antonym’s tip, but it’s doable as long as I keep the tip sharp.
Thankfully, the pencil comes with its own sharpener, which is handy for that.
Noir by Antonym is matte, waterproof and black — the blackest black — so there’s no blue, grey or green in it. I think it’s just about as dark as Chanel 88 Noir Intense. When it’s pressed up at the base of my lashes on my water line, my lash bed looks dense and super thick, like I’m sporting many more lashes I actually am.
It’s also long lasting on my water lines. I get a good eight hours without any fading…after it sets. *AFTER IT SETS* is key here, though, because it does take a while to completely set.
So it sort of sets in two phases, too. It takes 2-3 minutes for it to initially dry (during which time it’s soft and smudgy like a MAC Eye Kohl, so you have time to play), and another 20 minutes or so for it to completely dry down. Basically, when I apply it to my water line, I get a little bit of transferring onto my lower lash line for about 20 minutes, but I just clean it up with a Q-tip.
But once that 20 minutes is over, this won’t move anymore. AT ALL.
I’ve also used it to line my bare upper lash lines, and as long as I give it the time to set, it doesn’t creep into my crease.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,