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Battle of the Drugstore Eyeliners: Almay Vs. Revlon's ColorStay

Battle of the Drugstore Eyeliners: Almay Vs. Revlon's ColorStay



Faced with similar products and similar promises, what's a bargain hunter to do? For the sake of comparing apples to apples (instead of a splurge with a steal), I picked up both the Almay and Revlon long-wear eye liners each promising to last 16 hours. I planned a couple days to test these out but, at the end, I'm still undecided. Since everyone has different expectations with makeup, I noted key points about each. To hear my thoughts, read more.

Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner ($7.50)

  • Product: Black retractable pencil with a sharpener in the base.
  • At application: Flatter, fatter point (even at its sharpest) that glided on well but smudged easily.
  • By bedtime: A bit smudged but still very visible.

Almay Eye Liner ($7.50)

  • Product: Black retractable pencil with a sharpener in the base
  • At application: Smaller point required a steadier hand but allowed to get a smaller line super close to the lash line.
  • By bedtime: Less smudged, but also less visible.

My conclusion – If you're going for a smoky eye, I think the Revlon gives a more dramatic smudgeworthy appearance but for day-to-day simple lines, Almay may be the better bet for you.

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