Thursday, March 29th, 2012

The Hit List

What’s the Worst Nude Eyeliner…?

What brand/products win this category? What makes it so terrible?

Thanks to BooBooNinja for today’s topic!

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9 thoughts on “Hit List: Worst Nude Eyeliner

  1. Miss J

    I’m not a fan of Stila’s Topaz… I like the formula of their Kajal liners, but Topaz was just way too peach. It was more of a color issue, so that doesn’t really make it a bad product in my book. Just for me, that was probably my least favorite because of the color. I really wish there was a nude liner color I liked in that formula because it’s one of the few that doesn’t feel harsh going on to my waterline.

  2. Chantal

    Er…this totally doesn’t count, but I thought this topic could give me the opportunity for some much-needed venting.

    I love MAC chromagraphic pencil in NC15-20, but it’s too darn dark! Why for heaven’s sake do they only offer this awesome product in two bleeding shades?! They should have a full shade range for this, as in 6-10 shade options. That way, you could also use it for spot concealing/correcting, shading, all kinds of neat things.

    As it is, I still get use out of it; on the waterline, though it looks strange and far too yellow-orange unless I top it with lighter shadow. My favorite use for it is as a reverse liner around my lips for a really crisp, perfectly defined red lip. I top it with near-white mineral powder to tone done the ARGH color.

    Anyhow, my point is: MAC, listen up! This pencil would be the single most used item in my stash if you bothered to release it in a few more shades. Take a break from one of your bazillions of L.E. collections and expand an awesome core product, ok?!

    • Jasmine Valistreri

      Hear hear!

    • amy

      I don’t know if they still make it, but MUFE has/had a double ended multi-purpose pencil that can be used for anything. It’s labeled as a lip liner/concealer, but I was told at the counter that it can be used anywhere, & I’ve used it in the eye area. Both ends are a different color that can even be blended. Again, I don’t know if they still make this, as I bought mine several years ago. I totally forgot I had it until a few weeks ago, but it still works great. I think it’s worth looking into.

      • amy

        * I just looked this up using Google, and it is still available for $18, but you get about 50% more than the MAC Chromographic pencil. HTH

        • BooBooNinja

          Thanks, Amy. I’m going to look into this too. Do you know how the MUFE shade compares to the Chromographic NC15/NW25?

      • Chantal

        Thanks for the recommendation, Amy. I will check this out. I’m curious about the shades — my first thought was “Great! This only comes in ONE shade option. What’s wrong with these cosmetics companies?!” But I’m eager to see how the two ends can be blended for a custom color.

        Thanks again for mentioning it; I hadn’t heard about this product. :)

    • Sarah

      I actually thought I was the only one who felt it’s too dark… I love it, no doubt, but I’d love it SO much more if it was even just a teeny bit lighter.

  3. mary clay

    have you guys tried paula dorf enhancer in baby eyes? i love it as a nude eyeliner and i’m as pale as i could be! i think the closest thing i could compare the color to, it would be the peachy crayola crayon. remember those?