If I had house words like they do in “A Song of Ice and Fire”, mine would most likely be, “I Don’t Have Time” because I really do not! Gone are the days of spending endless amounts of time playing in makeup and obsessing over lipstick. We have now entered into full-on working “soccer mom” world over here and now everything must be scheduled including makeup time. Eyeliner has now become my makeup cheat sheet. It is one of those easy items that can pull an eye makeup look together quickly and easily.
If you are an eyeshadow novice and have trouble blending or simply don’t have the time to bother with eyeshadow, eyeliner can save you! In the photo above, I’m wearing my favorite neutral eye shadow (MAC Soft Brown, I love you) and two new eyeliners that I have been testing out. The new liners were sent to me, for review, from Influenster and they are from Lancôme’s Drama Liqui-Pencil Longwear Eyeliner collection and after wearing them for a week I have some good news and some bad news.
DRAMA LIQUI-PENCIL™ Longwear Eyeliner
Shades Featured: Noir Intense – deep black & Ampoulé – metallic purple
Price: $23 each
Available at Sephora
The colors that I received are absolutely gorgeous. The black is actually black instead of that weird grayish black that brands sometimes label as jet black and the metallic purple is insanely pretty with flecks of blue and silver. The colors show up beautifully on dark skin tones and the staying power is fantastic. Because of the long-wearing nature of the pencils they do dry down/set very quickly so if you are going to smudge, you better hurry up and do it. Also, these babies are so incredibly soft which means they are easily broken and sharpening them can be a pain. Also, rubbing your eye or trying to smudge these after they set, may cause the liners to flake. However, with normal wear (and no rubbing) you should be fine for at least 8-10 hours (please note that mine lasted throughout an entire day with no fading, smudging or running).
Now would I recommend them, I’m not sure. You do have to play around with these a bit to get to the point where you can sharpen them without breaking them. You also can’t press too hard when applying because they will also break and your liner probably won’t come out as neatly as you may like it to. So because these aren’t quite as user friendly as I would like them to be, I can’t give these a flat out recommendation but I can say that I like them a lot and after playing around with them, I think we can safely say, these are staying in my “keep” pile and bypassing the “toss” stash!
Great pigment, great wear, but some problems with application.
FYI: They are pretty water-resistant too!