I love the look of a heavily lined eye. Maybe not quite as much as Elizabeth Taylor or Cleopatra or Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra, but all things considered, I’m a big, big fan. And I’ve tried every variation of liner — pencil, pen, liquid, crayon, powder (man, they’ve reinvented this stuff a million times).
My favourite? Revlon’s Colorstay Creme Gel Eye Liner (which, for those of you in western Canada, is $10.99 at London Drugs). It comes with a little pot of liner whose lid converts into a brush, quill and ink-style. Is it easy to use? Quite the contrary. It takes a special kind of patience to learn how to apply it without leaving clumps (Beautezine has beautiful step-by-step shots). Then, even when you get the hang of it, you still have to take your time because it’s water resistant so you can’t easily wipe off your mistakes. But that’s precisely why I love it — it doesn’t leave you with raccoon eyes.
Unless that’s the look you’re going for.
P.S. Make like a modern Cleopatra and like The Anthology on Facebook.