Beauty,  Makeup

Tried & Tested: The Grand Eyeliner Swatch Of 2014

The VB girls have rounded up a few of the popular eyeliner choices to give you a grand list of eyeliner swatches!

Whether it’s a staple black for everyday use, or one that adds colours to your eyes for a fancy night out, finding that perfect eyeliner is no easy task; what more with the tons of choices available out there! Fret not though, because this piece is built based on that never-ending makeup concern.

Applied with three strokes on the left and one on the right, here are our honest and humble reviews of some of the most popular and favourite eyeliners readily available in Malaysia.

1. Bare Minerals Lasting Line in Forever Brandy 

This eyeliner from Bare Minerals is easy to glide on your eyelids, and relatively easy to remove using makeup remover too. That said, what we like best about this eyeliner is how it also comes with a built-in sharpener!

2. Bare Minerals Lasting Line in Infinite Sage  

The colour shade seems perfect for that pop of colour on your eyelid, or could be used on your inner corners of your eyes or the inner rims of your eyes. Same series as the previous eyeliner we mentioned, the eyeliner pencil comes with a built-in mini sharpener.

3. Urban Decay Super-Saturated Waterproof Cream Eyeliner in Perversion + Urban Decay Angled Brush

This super saturated ultra intense waterproof cream liner certainly lives up to its name as it only requires minimal cream liner to draw on your skin, and with obvious colour payout. But do note that it does smudge a little when you sweat. Moving along to the perversion brush (that comes separately from the eyeliner), there were a few problems encountered as the ends of the brush opens up easily, making it hard to draw precise lines. Overall, these products are best recommended for seasoned beauty junkies.

4. Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Crayon in Blue

Fresh out from their latest eyeliner series, this pencil eyeliner or highliner is said to be “one of a kind”. However, we personally feel that the colour pigment is a little too light — as noticed above from the picture, even after three strokes, the eyeliner still appears to be light. We’re also not fans of the product’s blunt end because it makes it harder to draw fine lines/wings.

5. Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Moss

This eyeliner could be used casually everyday as the colour is quite dark and neutral looking. Easy to apply, intensified colours and long lasting (especially when you use eye primer beforehand), we can easily say that Stila is one of our favourites!

6.  Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Blue

This shade of blue is not popular, but it certainly gives that pop of colour you need if you decide to have a lil fun. This liquid eyeliner is easy to apply, especially with the incredibly precise and sharp end. As you can see, with one stroke, the colour could be seen obviously already.

1. Urban Decay All Nighter Eyeliner in Perversion

This eyeliner is really long lasting, though it is not as waterproof as it promotes to be as it wears off easily when drawn on the lower lashline. However, it stays on perfectly if used on eyelids. The colour is intense, hence one does not need plenty of strokes to get that perfect eyeliner look.

2. Urban Decay Ink For Eyes Liquid Eyeliner in Black

The tip of the pen is really thin and stiff, making it easy to apply precise, fine lines, especially wings. But this makes it is hard to draw thick eyeliner looks. The downside is that the shade of black is not as intense as most would imagine to be. The felt tip pen does not do much in providing a bold, striking eyeliner look.

3. Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Glide-On Waterproof Eye Pencil 

This pencil liner is formulated to create a more powdery-look and smokey look. We honestly feel that this Urban Decay pencil liner did not quite live up to its’ brand standards. The colour payout is perfect, but the tip of the pencil is quite fragile as it broke up after its’ first stroke. On a bright side, this product stayed on well and only has minimal smudging (which does look “smokingly” great afterwards).

4. L’oreal Super Liner Blackbuster

With a packaging that’s already on the rad side (it reminds us of a marker pen!), this intense black eyeliner is all set to give anyone a striking bold look. This is an ideal eyeliner for people with obvious monolids who want a thicker eyeliner look. It is reasonably priced, applies on well and stays on for a good period of time with minimal smudging!

5. Tarte Lights Camera Lashes Inner Rim Liner (Brightener)

This liner acts as a brightener to be used on the inner rims of the eye (to provide illusion of bigger and fuller looking eyes) and inner corners of the eye to brighten up your eye look. Cruelty-free and formulated without certain harmful chemical substance, this product sadly does not provide a really bright colour and tends to wear off easily. Thus making it more suited for those who want subtler looks.

6. Tarte Lights Camera Lashes Precision Longwear Eyeliner in Black

This black is as dark as it can get. With just a stroke, the colour is already very intense. It stays on quite well and is really long lasting. Our only concern is that it is not waterproof. A good news for sensitive skin users: this eyeiiner is formulated without parabens and phthalates!

All eyeliners are currently available in the brands’ respective retailers, as well as Sephora stores nationwide.

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