Friday, March 9, 2012

Inventory 2012: Eyeliners and Brows

I rarely use eyliners, because I'm lazy and because I just don't seem to have a knack for it. I used to - when I was in my late teens and obsessed with Doris Day and Grace Kelly I was a dab hand with the black liquid liner. These days I just can't seem to get it right. I could probably improve again with practice, but you know... there's TV and Twitter and It's a busy time, man.

Top to bottom:
  • essence kajal pencil #19 All I Want (this is pants, not soft enough)
  • Milani Liquif'eye Metallic Eye Liner Pencil #05 Brown
  • Rimmel Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Liner Pencil #040 Purple Passion
  • Rimmel Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Liner Pencil #061 Jet Black
  • Mirenesse Tight Liner Saphire (sic!) Blue
  • Bourjois Liner Feutre #11 Noir
  • Prestige Total Intensity Eyeliner #07 Fearless Teal
  • Prestige Total Intensity Eyeliner #06 Powerful Purple
  • NYX Slide On Eyeliner #08 Platinum
  • Mirenesse Magic Point Eye Highlighter Duo
  • (not pictured) Wet'n'Wild Color Icon Brow and Eye Liner Black (I have 4 of these as they came with the eyeshadows that J from Just Peachy sent me with the Naked 2 Palette)
  • (not pictured) Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil mini Zero (also from J with the Naked 2 palette)

Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in Charcoal and Aubergine. Jade gave me these, and I've actually been a bit keen to get into them, but I'm holding off until I know I'm going to use them, rather than just open them, poke around a bit and then throw them into a drawer where they will be neglected and dry up and die.

Elf Cream Eyeliner Black. I do use this one occasionally and it's one of Elf's better products. A good cheapie. 

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils in Yoghurt, Pots & Pans, Slate, French Fries, Milk. I have a bit of a like/hate relationship with these. I think they're totally over-rated (even Milk), but they can be good as a base if they're used properly. They crease like a mofo, which is annoying. They're cheap, which is good. I often use Slate in lieu of eyeliner (hence its size compared to the others).

Clockwise from top left:

  • NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder Taupe/Ash
  • Silk Naturals Brow Powder Medium Ash
  • Silk Naturals Brow Cream Medium Ash
  • Silk Naturals Brow Powder Light Brunette
  • Milani Easybrow Automatic Pencil Natural Taupe
  • NARS Eyebrow Pencil Ipanema
  • essence lash and brow gel mascara
Okay, I probably have too many black eyeliners for someone who doesn't wear a lot of eyeliner, but I don't think that's too outlandish a stash, is it? Is it....?


  1. God, you just reminded me I've got an unopened Maybelline gel liner lying around too. Must give it a try.
    Pretty moderate stash. I have slightly less, but I never wear eyeline ever and have never mastered exactly how to draw it on.

    Also, I too get sucked into the time-waste portal that is Cracked.

    1. Any of those "5 Cute Animals With Terrifying Powers" ones and I'm there.

  2. Nice :) I really like Prestige Total Intensity eyeliner. I have it is Teal and it stays on forever! I sold all my NYX Jumbo Pencils, they crease a lot. Rimmel Exaggerate eyeliener is my new HG :)
    My brow products stand at zero! I have none.

    1. You must have naturally awesome brows, Su. ;-)

    2. Except for a pair of tweezers to tame those caterpillars, argh!

  3. I really like the Prestige liner too! I only have one and it is my go-to liner! I'd hate to inventory my liners.... I'm an eyeliner junkie :)

    1. They're great, aren't they? Easily comparable to UD.

  4. I love NYX jumbo pencils. I use Milk for highlighting under my brown bone and inner corner, I like it a lot better then other products. Can't seem to get the hand of the ELF cream eyeliner myself but ELF has a felt eyeliner pen that I just got and it is blowing the cream eyeliner out of the water. I love that you are doing this, must be crazy going through all of your make up products. Have you gotten rid of any yet?

    1. No, I haven't - I'm going to try using some things I have previously disliked to see if I have changed my mind about anything before I decide what to do with stuff.

  5. Pretty good collection! Anything here good for tight lining?

    1. I don't know, Jos - I can't do tightlining, every time I try I get all blinky and flinch. The Prestige ones are good for lining the bottom inner eye so they'd probably be okay for tightlining. :-)