Recently, I reignited my love for gel eyeliners. I had been so spoiled by my favorite K-Palette 1 Day Tattoo Real Lasting Eyeliner (ahh the ease of getting a perfect line with just a stroke!) I had forgotten how much I loved the gel formula =p Below you will find out why gels are great along with a few tips on using them!
Awarded Elle’s “Genius Award”, In Style’s “Best Beauty Buy” and Allure’s “Reader’s Choice Award” in 2008, Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner comes in 16 beautiful colors so you are bound to find one you like.
I have Black Mauve Shimmer Ink from the Fall 2008 Mauve Collection, which is a very pretty dark taupe with micro-shimmer and a great substitute to your regular black and brown.
I absolutely *love* MAC Fluidlines! I have Sweet Sage, Blue Peep, Blacktrack and Delphic and I am planning on getting more!
Fluidlines are basically gel liners and they are a dream to apply. All you have to do is dip the brush into the product, pull your skin taut and they glide right on. They apply a little moist but dry fast and stay put all day. Plus since they come in bright, funky colors, you can also use them as an eyeshadow base. I did that with Sweet Sage and it did not crease a bit. Highly recommended!
MAC Fluidline is available at Nordstrom and MAC stores and counters.
Stila Smudgepot was my first gel liner and used to be my holy grail until I tried MAC Fluidline.
Compared to the Fluidline, the Smudgepot comes in your everyday conservative colors like black, brown, dark plum etc. and is more suitable for those who are color-shy.
The texture is also different. While it does apply smoothly, the Smudgepot feels drier and firmer. Mine dried up in less than a year even though there was still a lot of product left. I will not repurchase this.