Monday, June 15, 2015

Eyeliners For The Makeup Clumsy

I draw the lines with these.
I'm clumsy with makeup. I mean, I enjoy reading about how to put on makeup and the endless options we have out there. But, I can't be bothered to try them myself and certainly haven't tried every eyeliner out there. But, for quite some time now, I have to say that I've been enjoying using eyeliners more often than not. I first found that joy in the Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner, and later the Sephora Waterproof Retractable Eyeliner.

What They Both Are
Have Built-in Sharpener

Liner at one end, smudger at the other.

Sephora goes the extra mile, a tiny mile, by providing a smudger, but that's because it is creamier and can be smudged before the colour is set.

Perfect Lines For Me
These eyeliners are perfect for me as opposed to liquid eyeliners as I don't have to be too precise with the lines. They tend to be forgiving, especially in softer neutral colours - I have mine in brown [Sephora] and blackberry [Revlon]; and if your lines are slightly crooked you won't notice it that much as they create a less well-defined line, especially if you build them up instead of a bold line in one go. If your lines are massively crooked however, you should stop using an eyeliner; or you are better off with the Sephora eyeliner as it is creamier and like I said, you can smudge them up - make sure you make a bolder line or do smudge lightly because the smudger can take a bit of the product off; which is a good thing if you want to erase a mistake.

Contacts with My Eyeliners
As a contact lens wearer, these liners have not given me any problems as they don't seem to flake. However, since I only line the upper lid of my eyes and never on my waterline, I can't say for those who do. As long as you don't poke your eyes with them, and to remember to put on your contacts first before applying your makeup, and remove your contacts before removing your makeup; there shouldn't be too much problems. I have a rather sensitive skin and these both have played nice with my eyes.

Which do you prefer, liquid eyeliners or pencil?


  1. I'm really clumsy with makeup too, but both of these sound great! I love liquid eyeliners but can never get that perfect line so give up! Pencil or pen eyeliners definitely work best for me though! Great post x

    emily x ❤ | emilyloula

    1. I thought I was the only one. I don't remember the last time I used a liquid eyeliner myself :)