The blackest black liner has been a huge makeup trend for ages and we have already talked about one of the easiest ways to create a perfect black liner using pencils in ‘The Blackest Eyeliner: Pencils‘ post. Today I would like to tell you what other products you can use for a perfect liner with the help of a brush.
I really like cream and gel eyeliners, packaged in a jar, because you are supposed to use them with the brush and that allows you to draw the most precise and crisp line ever. I love brushes and I feel most comfortable applying my makeup with a brush as it gives me the full control over the product and the final result. And you can also easily correct any mistakes with the same brush, so it’s another plus for this type of eye liner application.
The first gel eyeliner I would like to mention is the MAC Fluidline Gel Liner ($16.00) in Blacktrack. This liner comes in a glass jar with black plastic cap, very nicely designed to protect the liner from drying out. The consistency of the product is very creamy and soft and easy to get with a brush. It is so creamy that it doesn’t go fully opaque in one stroke but is very easy to build up to full opacity and extremely black color with matte finish. It needs a couple of minutes to completely set and is quite long-wearing, though not waterproof. You can get the MAC 263 Small Angle Brush ($20.00) for a winged liner and it works nicely with this eyeliner.
The second one is the Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner ($9.99) in Blackest Black. It is a very good alternative to the above mentioned MAC liner in terms of consistency and application. The product is a little bit drier but is still creamy enough and comfortable to apply. It dries down very quickly and does not transfer on the upper lid. The color seems to be a half tone deeper than MAC but the difference is barely noticeable. It is truly long-wearing and stays on the lid for ages, as it is smudge- and waterproof formula. It also comes together with a small tapered flat brush that is a nice option for a beginner, but is not comparable to professional makeup brushes like the one from MAC. But you can still use it on the go and it does the job well enough.
And finally there’s the Urban Decay Super-Saturated Ultra Intense Waterproof Cream Eyeliner ($22.00) that comes only in black. It is a waterproof formula and it truly is able to go through any circumstances like crying, rain or sweat. The consistency is waxy cream and not as soft as the gel eyeliners, but the result is a matte grey-ish black line. I can’t say this one is my favorite as it dries out quicker than my other eyeliners, but I really enjoyed using it for quite sometime. You can also purchase a matching brush from the brand that is supposed to be perfect for this product – Urban Decay Perversion Angled Brush ($16.00). I really like this brush but not in combination with this eyeliner, unfortunately. It is angled and quite soft and I believe it is more appropriate for shadow liners than gels or creams.
Comparison swatches of all three products:
Out of the three I would personally go for MAC liner because of high quality and easy application. But if you ask my advice on a brush I would suggest getting either Zoeva 317 Wing Liner (€6.80 or $8.50) or Sephora Collection Pro Bent Liner Brush #23 ($17.00), both equally good for a thick winged eyeliner or thin and precise work.
How often do you use cream or gel eyeliners? Do you have any favorites in this category? What do you think about the above-mentioned products? Do you own any of them?
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