To my dearest:
As NYFW is approaching us, let’s talk beauty essential! Of course, you’re going to be attending Fashion Week adorned in gorgeous and well curated fashion styles! But, what’s more? You can’t forget to top off that outfit with the face of make up. Many in attendance will likely sport a full face and perhaps even stage make up to attract attention. But, regardless of whether you want a full face or not – this little essential should be on the top of your list and in your purse at all times! It is the Liquid Liner!
Yes, I said it! The liquid liner! During Fashion Week, you’ll find yourself in a frenzy! You may forget your powder, no spare time for eye shadow, or even forgetting to prep your face. Well the one thing you should leave in your purse besides lipstick for touch up is the liquid eyeliner!
I think many struggle at a war against time, when getting ready for shows or touching up make up between events. A quick winged style eyeliner paired with a bold lip may be your best bet. The one currently in my purse, is this Too Faced Sketch Marker Liquid Eyeliner.
I have experimented with a ton of liquid eyeliners and this one is definitely on my favorites. It has a nice fine felt tip for easy gliding. The tip is said to be inspired by Japanese Calligraphy pens, but I feel this is not the case, since it is a felt tip and not made with hair. However, it still worked well in terms of control with the tip and the pigmentation was good as well. It was also long lasting and did not wear off easily, which is extremely important when choosing a liquid liner. It is waterproof and comes in a vibrant array of colors! Not to mention, the packaging is just super adorable! It retails at $20.
Another liquid eyeliner I would recommend is Lorac’s Front of the Line Pro Liquid Liner. Lorac is known for its heavy pigmentation. The tip is made of fine hair as well and it is truly water proof and smudge proof! This liner, I feel is closer to the texture of Japanese Calligraphy pens, though it does not endorse it. The packaging is sleek and luxurious as well. The only reason this was not my first choice is because it retails at $23, which is slightly more expensive than the Too Faced. However, this is the closest alternative to my all time favorite – the Shuuemura Calligraphy Pen.
The last liquid eyeliner I have tested and recommend is the Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Precision Longwear Liquid Eyeliner. It is very similar to the Too Faced Sketch Marker, with it’s felt tip feature and long wearability. The only difference is, it is infused with “Provitamin B5 derivative that helps soothe and moisturize skin while thickening the appearance of lashes.” It is the same price as the Too Faced as well, retailing at $20. I love the added claim of B5 to help thicken my lashes, but because I can’t see the immediate effects it claims to have. I must say, I prefer the tip of the Too Faced Sketch Marker, which is ultimately why it was my first recommendation.
Right now, Ulta is having their awesome 21 days of beauty event, which features different items on sale every day! You can view the event calendar here and see if any of your beauty favorites are on the list! All the items I mentioned are on the 21 days of beauty sale as well! And they’re all only $10! Which means 50% or more off for you! The Too Faced goes on sale TODAY 9/7, just in time for NYFW, Lorac on 9/19, and Tarte on 9/10!
If you have an Ulta near you, definitely stop by and grab your beauty favorites, or easily shop online for FREE SHIPPING on all the beauty steals! I’ve been eyeing the calendar and will be ordering my favorite daily specials! (You can view all my favorite products here!) Let me know which of these eyeliners is your favorite, and what beauty item is an essential for you!
PS: To everyone attending NYFW – Have Fun! And hope to meet you there!
For reference, I am 5 feet 2 inches. I typically wear XS/S or 0-4 for apparel and 6.5-7.5 for shoes.