Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Great Liner Debate

As I alluded to in my previous post, I am currently furthering my (makeup) education at a specialized makeup school in Southern California. Which, might I add, is a perk for you also because you'll be receiving more information and helpful tips related to one of our favorite past-times - makeup!

Today's class concentrated on eyeliner; focusing on (material) options, technique, tools, and trends! After practicing applying with varying combinations of the aforementioned, it seemed that the material favorite was "cake" eyeliner. My personal favorite, however, is still pencil eyeliner. I love that pencil liner can be applied in a thin and natural or bold and dramatic style, a clean or smudged line, and can create a nice outcome even for the shaky-handed.

My absolute favorite pencil, you ask?

24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil

I am particularly fond of this pencil's creamy texture that can be easily sharpened to create a slimmer line or applied messily and smudged. The 24/7 Glide-on Eyeliners do just that - glide-on, and once applied they stay put! After lining the product is smudge-able for about 30 seconds and then sets in place, where it will stay until you remove it. Not only is this liner available in hot hues like Lust (dark purple), Flipside (bright teal), and Deviant (the perfect royal blue), it can also be purchased in Zero (classic jet black) and several shades from the brown family.

Product information direct from Urban Decay:

The best Eye Pencil ever, ever, ever! Never before has a pencil this creamy and brilliant been waterproof, too. Velvety-soft, this never-before-seen formula stays soft and creamy for blending (about 30 seconds), then dries down to a long-lasting finish that WILL NOT budge. Line eyes with a hint of color or go for the full artistic, multi-hued effect with the wide selection of lush tropical hues, deep metallics and unusually vibrant neutrals. Incredible with Urban Decay Eyeshadows!

Created with 50% moisturizing ingredients suspended in a sophisticated waterproof formula, 24/7 Eye Pencils offer long-lasting color and a dreamy, creamy feel when applied. With Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E and Cottonseed Oil.

Tips: 24/7 Eye Pencils are ideal for lining inner lids because the waterproof formula stays put. Just apply, try not to blink for a sec, and you’ve got immovable liner.
*The product information above has not been altered or edited in any way. Do not share eye products with others without first sanitizing appropriately between each use.
When it comes to liner, do you prefer gel, liquid, cake, pencil or another option? Which eyeliner product is your favorite?
Goodnight, Gorgeous! Time to rest those pretty peepers!


  1. great post i'm loving the colors of the urban decay eyeliner

    hope your enjoying school!!

    xoxo, jaz

  2. Hi Jaz! I know - the UD colors in shadows and liners are pretty much spectacular. Love them! Come back and visit me soon - hopefully a contest will be up! xx