It's that time of the year again where holiday cheer comes to an end and we finish the leftovers of wine and chocolate. Where Starbucks Red Cups make that once made appearances will now disappear into its hiding place for the next 11 months, where the leaves fall in preparation of the coming Spring.
Finding the right eyeliner for me is like finding a unicorn in a luscious green landscape. Most eyeliners either work for a few hours or fail horribly because my eyelids do not adhere to them. I always envy people who can use a pencil and draw in a line casually while looking spectacular and at ease. Or someone who has a kohl liner who messily draws an awesome looking line. I, on the other hand, have to spend a lot of time prepping and priming the lids just to make a fabulous eyeliner look mediocre. This is one of the reasons why I don't sport eyeliner on a daily basis despite my intense love for it. When I do have a few extra minutes in the morning, I use the one eyeliner that has never failed me - the Mac Fluidline gel liner in Blacktrack.
MAC Fluidline is a gel liner that is both waterproof and long lasting. MAC has made it into one of their staples of the brand and is consistently on everyone's favorites list. I have tried other gel liners from several different brands but I've always come back to MAC's because there's something about their eyeliners that actually deliver. I could wear this for 7 hours straight without budge and it's the greatest thing after a day of work or play. There's nothing worse than looking like you were involved in a bar fight while touching up your makeup in the ladies room.
My attempt at a winged look, flicking out the ends as much as my Asian eyes can bear! ;)
What I like about a good eyeliner is that it can make your look go from nice to sharp. It compliments everything from a neutral day look to a dramatic nighttime look.What I like about Mac's fluid line is that it does not budge at all. However, when I remove it, it comes off like butter! I've tried other gel liners that claim to be waterproof but the product starts creasing, cracking and sliding all over the place.
I'm still unsure why this gel liner in particular is the only one that works for me. I've tried many gel liners from various brands that lasts for minutes and gets smudgy in a short amount of time.
Thank goodness for Fluidline!!!
What are your go-to eyeliners? :)