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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.

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).

Ingredients

Cyclopentasiloxane, Isododecane, Polybutene, Synthetic Wax, Simmondsia Chinensis Oil / Jojoba Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Ceresin, Ozokerite, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Cera Microcristallina / Microcrystalline Wax, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil / Sunflower Seed Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tin Oxide, Polyurethane-11, Alumina, Glycine Soja Oil / Soybean Oil. [+/- (May Contain/Peut contenir): Mica, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77007 / Ultramarines, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, CI 77510 / Ferric Ferrocyanide, CI 77400 / Copper Powder, CI 75470 / Carmine, CI 77400 / Bronze Powder, CI 77000 / Aluminum Powder, CI 77742 / Manganese Violet, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, CI 77288 / Chromium Oxide Greens, CI 77510 / Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide].

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

A Tropical Eye | Look Breakdown

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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.

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.

Formula Overview

$26.00/0.02 oz. - $1300.00 Per Ounce

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.

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Ingredients

Dimethicone, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Synthetic Wax, Sucrose Tetrastearate Triacetate, Silica, Polybutene, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Trimethylsiloxysilicate/Dimethiconol Crosspolymer, Trimethylpentanediol/Adipic Acid/Glycerin Crosspolymer, Silica Silylate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Mica, Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510).

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Marc Jacobs Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayons (Part 2)

01/03

Marc Jacobs Beauty (Pop)ular Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon

Marc Jacobs Beauty (Pop)ular Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon

Marc Jacobs Beauty (Pop)ular Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon

(Pop)ular

Marc Jacobs (Pop)ular Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon ($25.00 for 0.01 oz.) is bright, medium pinky-red with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation that applied evenly to the lash line. The texture was smooth, creamy, and comfortable to apply and to wear. It stayed on well for nine hours on my waterline and twelve hours on my lower lash line.

The formula is supposed to have “intense color payoff” with “12-hour longwear” with a “bold matte finish” that is supposed to be waterproof and “well-suited” for the waterline. The majority of the shades are very pigmented with mostly opaque to fully opaque coverage in a single pass, while the texture is creamy but dries down within ten to fifteen seconds. They wear shorter on the waterline (eight to ten hours) and longer on the lower lash line (ten to twelve hours). The formula is fantastic for lining, but the one thing that makes me hesitate is that the past iterations of the liners have dried out in as little as one year (with some lasting two years or longer), though I have noticed the more shimmery shades are first to dry out.

Ingredients

Cyclopentasiloxane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Isododecane, Polyethylene, Synthetic Wax, Mica, Ceresin, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Polyisobutene, Methicone, Dimethicone, Iron Oxides (Cl 77491, CI 77492, CI77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

(Pop)ular
(Pop)ular
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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Marc Jacobs Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayons (Part 1)

01/03

Marc Jacobs Beauty (Earth)quake Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon

Marc Jacobs Beauty (Earth)quake Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon

Marc Jacobs Beauty (Earth)quake Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon

(Earth)quake

Marc Jacobs (Earth)quake Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon ($25.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a deep brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had intense color coverage in just one pass, while the eyeliner had a smooth, creamy texture that glided across the skin without tugging or dragging. The color wore well for nine hours on my waterline and twelve hours on my lower lash line.

The formula is supposed to have “intense color payoff” with “12-hour longwear” with a “bold matte finish” that is supposed to be waterproof and “well-suited” for the waterline. The majority of the shades are very pigmented with mostly opaque to fully opaque coverage in a single pass, while the texture is creamy but dries down within ten to fifteen seconds. They wear shorter on the waterline (six to nine hours) and longer on the lower lash line (nine to twelve hours). The formula is fantastic for lining, but the one thing that makes me hesitate is that the past iterations of the liners have dried out in as little as one year (with some lasting two years or longer), though I have noticed the more shimmery shades are first to dry out.

Ingredients

Cyclopentasiloxane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Isododecane, Polyethylene, Synthetic Wax, Mica, Ceresin, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Polyisobutene, Methicone, Dimethicone, Iron Oxides (Cl 77491, CI 77492, CI77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

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