Essence continues to rock me like a hurricane (and take the drugstore makeup world by storm). What fab, little steals these pigmented, long-wearing Gel Eyeliners are! They come in three shades — matte black Midnight in Paris, shimmery taupe London Baby and shimmery purple Berlin Rocks — and cost a mere $3.49 each.
The fluffy texture of this shoestring wedding of whipped mousse and $15 MAC Fluidline doesn’t hold these back at all. In fact, with the Sonia Kashuk bent brush, I find them surprisingly easy to apply, and since they’re also quick drying — like, in less than a minute — I finish lining with them in less time than it takes to say, “Ben McKenzie is hot!”
Well, ya know. 🙂
And even without the help of my trusty NARS Pro Prime Smudge Eyeshadow Base, they stay put all day long without creasing or fading.
Midnight in Paris on the left; London Baby on the right
After spending Midnight in Paris, I went to London, Baby! I’ve been playing with these two shades for a few days, and I’m flat-out impressed. While Midnight in Paris performs as an admirably adequate, standard black liner (great for cat eye looks), London Baby makes this girl go wild. A shimmery, dark taupe lightly seasoned with purple, it’s a fun alternative to black and brown. It should pair exceptionally well with most neutral eyeshadows like taupe, brown and beige, and even shades of pink.
PRICE: $3.49 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Ulta stores, Fred Meyer and HEB stores, and also
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A+ (just fantastic overall)
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,