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We are often asked about that makeup product without which we cannot live and I usually name foundation. However, there is an item which can turn a natural look sophisticated, feline and make the most beautiful smokey eyes. I am talking about black eyeliners and eye pencils.
I must admit that the first makeup product I purchased with my own money when I was in my teens was a black eye pencil; awwww, the teens… when you rocked the disco with thick black waterlines, no foundation, no blush and lipstick was a product for “the grown-ups”…
It happens something weird with black eye pencils and eyeliners: almost all of us own several ones from different brands. We tend to look for the perfect one in terms of the quality, the intensity of the colour, the blendability, the versatility… but, as it is a product that lasts for quite a long time, in the end mst of us own three or four different ones.
Today, I am going to write about two eyeliners and six eye pencils:
- Pinaud Black Eyeliner
- Sleek Glitter Eyeliner
1.- PINAUD Black Eyeliner: The ink is great, a beautiful strong black. However, the brush is awful, no precise at all and the line you get is just too thick. You cannot make a decent winged-eye with this!
2.- SLEEK Glitter Eyeliner:
To start with, it is not black, it is in the colour Steel, a sparkling grey with glitter. I have included it in this list because of its wonderful brush: it makes a precise and thin line.
This pencil came in the Alice in Wonderland Book of Shadows together with a turquoise blue one. You can buy it on its own but I have heard it is a bit pricey. Nevertheless, it is my favourite at the moment: extremely dark black, really blendable and long-lasting!
In this picture you can see the swatches for all the products mentioned. From left to right, you will find the first eyeliners first and after them, the eye pencils.