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MAC Aeros Blue Prolongwear Fluidline & Bionic Bae Technahol Liner

01/04

MAC Aeros Blue Pro Longwear Fluidline

MAC Aeros Blue Pro Longwear Fluidline

MAC Aeros Blue Pro Longwear Fluidline

MAC Aeros Blue Pro Longwear Fluidline

Aeros Blue

MAC Aeros Blue Pro Longwear Fluidline ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark blue with strong, cool undertones and a satin sheen. It had medium coverage in a single stroke, and it was buildable to semi-opaque coverage.

The formula is supposed to have 8-hour wear and be waterproof and smudge-proof. I found the the texture to be very emollient, which made it difficult to build up color or get really thin, even lines (I used MAC’s 266 brush in the swatch and in practice). It would actually work better as an eyeshadow base for that very reason rather than an eyeliner (where even, opaque coverage is typically more ideal). It did wear for over ten hours on me, though.

MAC Pro Longwear Fluidline Aeros Blue
6.5
Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
10
Longevity
3.5
Application
76%
Total

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Urban Decay Torch & Alkaline 24/7 Eyeliners

01/03

Urban Decay Torch 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner)

Urban Decay Torch 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner)

Urban Decay Torch 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner)

Torch

Urban Decay Torch 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil ($20.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark copper with warm, red undertones and a matte finish. It was intensely pigmented and was opaque in a single stroke. The consistency was smooth, creamy without being too waxy or too emollient, so it glided on with ease but did not slide around on the lash line. This shade wore well for ten hours on me with very minimal thinning/fading.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner) Torch
Torch
Torch
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total

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B+

Alkaline

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Smashbox Baller, Bubbly, Moody, Nymph Always On Gel Eyeliners

01/05

Smashbox Baller Always On Gel Eyeliner

Smashbox Baller Always On Gel Eyeliner

Smashbox Baller Always On Gel Eyeliner

Smashbox Baller Always On Gel Eyeliner

Smashbox Baller Always On Gel Eyeliner

Baller

Smashbox Baller Always On Gel Liner ($18.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a deep, blue-teal with cool undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, which was buildable to mostly opaque coverage that was somewhat even. I expected this shade to apply better than it did, and to help the color even out, I used a synthetic smudger brush to smudge and blend out the edges a bit. It was comfortable to apply and never tugged, even on the waterline. It wore well for eleven hours well on my lower lash line and nine hours on my lower waterline; after sixteen hours, there was still visible liner on my lower lash line but seemed like 40% had worn away (give or take!).

The Always On Gel Liner formula is supposed to have “super-saturated color” that wears for “over 24 hours” (because 24 hours aren’t enough!). I have four shades, and while they are long-wearing, they definitely look thinner and a little faded after ten hours of wear (and even thinner after sixteen hours of wear). They have a really creamy, almost slippery, consistency initially but dry down and remain resistant to transferring and smudging during the day. I found them harder to sharpen because the pencil was so creamy that sometimes it clogged up my sharpener.

Smashbox Always On Gel Eyeliner Baller
Baller
Baller
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
6
Longevity
4
Application
77%
Total

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Urban Decay x Jean-Michel Basquiat 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils

01/05

Urban Decay Post Punk 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner)

Urban Decay Post Punk 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner)

Urban Decay Post Punk 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner)

Urban Decay Tenant Palette | Look Details

Urban Decay Tenant Palette | Look Details

Post Punk

Urban Decay Post Punk 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil ($20.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a bright, light-medium chartreuse green with strong, yellow undertones. It leaned yellower rather than greener, but the green tinge was noticeable. I felt like it could look yellower or greener depending on what else was paired with it. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, but the texture was slightly more emollient compared to the other two shades in the launch, which I felt made it apply a little unevenly so I had to go over the line at least twice to get even coverage. It wore well for six hours on my waterline and eight hours on my lower lash line (the brand doesn’t comment on these for the waterline, so the rating for longevity is only based on the lower lash line wear time).

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner) Post Punk
Post Punk
Post Punk
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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Christian Louboutin Deep Teal & Zoulou Oeil Velours Velvet Eye Definers

01/08

Christian Louboutin Beaute Deep Teal Oeil Velours Velvet Eye Definer

Christian Louboutin Beaute Deep Teal Oeil Velours Velvet Eye Definer

Christian Louboutin Beaute Deep Teal Oeil Velours Velvet Eye Definer

Christian Louboutin Beaute Deep Teal Oeil Velours Velvet Eye Definer

Christian Louboutin Beaute Deep Teal Oeil Velours Velvet Eye Definer

Christian Louboutin Beaute Deep Teal Oeil Velours Velvet Eye Definer

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Deep Teal

Christian Louboutin Deep Teal Velvet Eye Definer ($40.00 for 0.056 oz.) is a muted, deep bluish teal with a mostly matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single stroke, though it was certainly buildable to full coverage with just a touch more (not even a full second layer). The consistency was smooth, creamy enough not to tug on the skin but didn’t slide around as it was drying down. It was smudgeable for the first 15-25 seconds but then set and stayed in place for the next eight and a half hours.

The formula is supposed to be “pigment-rich” with “all day” wear. Each pencil comes with a sharpener (which worked well), and the pencil contained a little more than average (for eye pencils that sharpen). I only tried two of the five shades available, but both performed well: they were pigmented, long-wearing, and creamy enough to glide on without tugging on my lower lash line or water line.

Christian Louboutin Beaute Oeil Velours Velvet Eye Definer Deep Teal
Deep Teal
Deep Teal
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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NARS Cours du Soir, Nuit d’Encre, Zinc Kohliners

01/05

NARS Cours du Soir Kohliner

NARS Cours du Soir Kohliner

NARS Cours du Soir Kohliner

NARS Cours du Soir Kohliner

NARS Cours du Soir Kohliner

Cours du Soir

NARS Cours du Soir Kohliner ($26.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a dark, mossy green with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in one stroke, which was buildable to opaque coverage with two to three passes. The consistency was smooth, creamy without being too wet, and comfortable to use on the lower lash line and waterline.

The Kohliner formula is supposed to be a “creamy eyeliner that is “buildable” and “blendable” that can be used on the lash line as well as on the waterline. The description seemed rather apt, and I like that they described it as buildable. It was definitely an eyeliner that could be smudged if done so shortly after applying (I would apply it to one eye at a time, if you wanted to smudge or diffuse the edges). On me, the color wore well for six hours on my waterline and eight hours on my lower lash line.

NARS Kohliner Cours du Soir

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