Saturday, September 20, 2014

Why You Should Be Tightlining Your Eyes

I’ve said it before and I’ll proudly say it again – who better to create a product for the masses than a blogger? They know what works, what doesn’t, and most importantly, what we want to see. Take these Waterliner Intense Color Eye Liners ($18 @ from YouTube sensation MICHELLE PHAN. Adding color to the waterline, or tightlining as it is also know, is a big trend these days so putting out liners just for it is genius. I’m a little late in getting to these since they came out late last year but better late than never!

Colors shown here are Sunshine Yello and Teal Tease.

A few things to keep in mind when choosing a color and why you should be using one in your makeup routine. First, the color can help your eyes look bigger if you use a light color like white or this brand's In the Nude or the Sunshine Yellow. Black if obviously always good if you are going to a total black-out smoky eye look and I love that she has bright color options in the mix too, to add a dash of unexpected color in an unexpected place. Choose from 11 colors total.

So how did these last on the always tough place to hold color, water line? Click after the jump to find out!



I’ve tried quite a few liners on the waterline and as I mentioned, it’s a tough place for color to adhere to but I have a few I totally approve, here and here and of course this one here.


The phormula of these two liners is pretty thin so a few passes is required, which is fine. One of the aforementioned ones I listed above comes in a pot so I have to use a really thin angled brush to apply it and it usually gets on my lower lash line requiring clean up afterward.


So I wore these a few times to test them out but then came the ultimate test – the LA County Fair! Yup, fried food on a stick, carnival rides, shopping for things you don’t really need and animals galore. It’s a yearly outing two of my friends and I do each fall and it’s always a long day so why not try these. I applied the Teal Tease on my waterline and Sunshine Yellow on the other and off I went. At the end of the day when returned back home, the first thing I did after coming in the door was to visit my mirror to see how each one fared and the teal one did a little better than the sunshine one, with about 70% left on the waterline after 10 hours. Not bad!

Do you apply color to your waterline? Do tell in the comments!

Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes.


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