Wednesday, December 8th, 2010


CoverGirl Blue Boom, UD Deviant, Tarina Tarantino Glamorous Thief, NARS Kitty, MAC Hi-Def Cyan, Korres #13, MAC Smoothline, Milani Aqua, MUFE #7L, UD Electric, Tarina Tarantino Kanzashi, tokidoki Rondine

Blue Eyeliner Comparisions & Dupes

I think I may have more blue eyeliners than any other color in my stash. It’s definitely a close race between blue and green, though! These are just medium to light blues – I kept navy blues separate.

  • CoverGirl Blue Boom Liquiline Blast is a medium-dark ocean blue. (Review)
  • Urban Decay Deviant 24/7 Liner is a medium-dark ocean blue with subtle silver sparkle. (Review)
  • Tarina Tarantino Glamorous Thief Dream Hyperliner is a medium-dark ocean blue with subtle silver sparkle. (Review)
  • NARS Kitty Eyeliner is a medium-dark blue with a cream finish. (Review)
  • MAC Hi-Def Cyan Chromagraphic Pencil is a sky blue with a cream finish. (Review)
  • Korres #13 Eyeliner is a periwinkle blue with a cream finish.
  • MAC Smoothline Technakohl Liner is a darkened blue-based teal with a satin sheen. It’s more aqua than blue.
  • Milani Aqua Liquif’Eye Liner is a medium-dark teal. Though not included in this comparison, it is very similar to Urban Decay’s Covet. (Review)
  • Make Up For Ever #7L Aqua Eyes is a bright, lightened blue. (Review)
  • Urban Decay Electric 24/7 Liner is a bright, lightened blue. (Review)
  • Tarina Tarantino Kanzashi Dream Hyperliner is a bright, lightened blue. (Review)
  • tokidoki Rondine Glitter Eyeliner is a medium sky blue with silver glitter. (Review

Thoughts

DUPE ALERT! I think it’s safe to say that CoverGirl Blue Boom Liquiline Blast, Urban Decay Deviant 24/7 Liner, and Tarina Tarantino Glamorous Thief Dream Hyperliner are very, very similar. I would say they are dupes, with the exception of Glamorous Thief being a smidgen darker.

DUPE ALERT! It is apparent that Make Up For Ever #7L Aqua Eyes, Urban Decay Electric 24/7 Liner, and Tarina Tarantino Kanzashi Dream Hyperliner are very, very similar.

Formula/Wear: CoverGirl Liquiline Blast and NARS Eyeliner are the only two that have any issues based on my experience. CoverGirl just requires more layering, as it is not as pigmented as the other shades here. NARS, however, I’ve had a lot of migrating issues with, but I encourage you to read the review and the comments. tokidoki Glitter Eyeliner stays on well but can be scratchy against the lash line due to the glitter particles.

See more swatches!


CoverGirl Blue Boom, UD Deviant, Tarina Tarantino Glamorous Thief, NARS Kitty, MAC Hi-Def Cyan, Korres #13, MAC Smoothline, Milani Aqua, MUFE #7L, UD Electric, Tarina Tarantino Kanzashi, tokidoki Rondine


CoverGirl Blue Boom, UD Deviant, Tarina Tarantino Glamorous Thief, NARS Kitty, MAC Hi-Def Cyan


NARS Kitty, MAC Hi-Def Cyan, Korres #13, MAC Smoothline, Milani Aqua


Milani Aqua, MUFE #7L, UD Electric, Tarina Tarantino Kanzashi, tokidoki Rondine

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12 thoughts on “Blue Eyeliner Comparisions & Dupes

  1. tehteh

    I totally shouldn’t look at this…I already had the UFE 7L on my (obscenely extended) wishlist, but now I also feel like I need NARS Kitty or MAC Cyan (or both, except they don’t sell NARS in Portugal…)

  2. Karo

    I’m eagerly anticipating the purple comparison post!

  3. TheSerpentsApple

    I always thought Milani’s Aqua was closer to UD’s Flipside. I actually returned Flipside because I had Aqua and when I put one on each eye, I couldn’t really tell the difference.

  4. Avatar of Rae Rae

    D: I definitely, definitely need some blue eyeliner. Stat! These are gorgeous (and made me realize that, for some strange reason, I haven’t a medium or light blue liner!)

    As usual, thanks for the wonderful swatches and description, Christine!

  5. Chrissie

    Milani Aqua is gorgeous, and of course not available in Canada :(

  6. BethM

    I’ve never thought blue was the best color for my eyes, but I get TONS of compliments whenever I wear Urban Decay’s Deviant. Love it!

  7. asha

    hello gurus here, I have brown eyes and tan skin..can someone tel me if blue eyeliner like UD deviant or milani aqua will look gud ? and i am obsessed with wearing pencil on waterline.. there is no makeup store here so cant really try anythin..

  8. Eileen

    wow those tokidoki eyeliners are all gorgeous …. I’m really liking their eye products I’ve been seeing on your blog. Thanks for doing this great comparison for us Christine!

  9. Stacey K

    Christina,
    I love that you did a blue comparison, my eyes are a light brown so I’m always looking for a good blue shade to make them look absolutely golden. I did find it interesting though that you didn’t add in MAC’s Undercurrent or Float on By. Is that simply because those shades are harder to come by since they’ve only been in collections so far?