You CAN Wear Liquid Liner for Everyday, Even if You’re Not Amy Winehouse

May 14, 2009 by SheFindsKatieN
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For the longest time, I associated liquid eyeliner solely

with the whole ‘60s cat eye look. Fun

for a party or a day I’m feeling particularly sassy—but too high maintenance

for the daily grind, and way too much for my shaky over-caffeinated hands to

contend with on a regular basis.

Then I started experimenting with a light application

of liquid liner instead of my usual pencil on my upper lids—and I haven’t gone

back! A thin, even application of the

liquid liner (don’t wing it out like

you would for the ‘60s look) makes my eyes look way more intense, but in a

subtle, can’t-put-your-finger on it way.

Just using black liquid liner, I’ve never gotten so many compliments on

the color of my eyes. And unlike the

pencil, it tends to stay put and avoid smearing throughout the day. Here are two great liquid picks.

It just doesn’t get any easier than L’Oreal

Voluminous Mistake-Proof Marker Eyeliner ($7.50). It looks and applies like a Sharpie, and you

can angle the marker pen to easily get the thickness of line you want. It’s a great way to ease into the liquid liner

thing if you’re a pencil devotee.


Not only does Sephora

Long-Lasting Metallic Eyeliner ($10) stay on the whole day without flaking

off, it comes in a range of subtle (AKA appropriate outside of a nightclub)

metallic shades like aubergine and dark gray that are actually very wearable. Plus it won’t break the bank.


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