You probably know that Cleopatra was a big fan of the heavy-handed dark eyeliner, and with Halloween looming right around the corner, now’s a perfect time to do a little experimenting with eye makeup yourself. How bold will you go?
For last week’s Beauty Mark It challenge, I asked you to share your opinions about eyeliner. Whether it be a pencil, liquid, or gel formulation — what's your take? Thanks to all who took the time to add to our ever-expanding Product Reviews site. I'm highlighting a few of my favorites below, and don't forget to enter for a chance to win Bella's Ultimate Beauty Getaway in San Francisco. Take it away, steen:
- Steen reviewed CoverGirl Perfect Point Plus Self Sharpening Eye Pencil ($4.99) —
"It's no lie that I absolutely LOVE Blacktrack Fluidline by MAC ($15) for a crisp cat eye. But when I want a softer look, I won't use anything but the Perfect Point pencil. I have this pencil in three different colors and have yet to find anything better. The smudge tip is very handy . . . and the liner stays put throughout the day. What more could you need? A huge bonus for me is that I can easily go to any drugstore and pick it up."
- Gabiushka reviewed Maybelline Expert Eyes Twin Brow & Eye Pencils ($3.49) — "Great texture that is soft on the delicate skin around the eyes but feels firm on the pencil and manages to stay wherever it is that you want it! I have been using this for years in its brown color and always end with an effortlessly natural look."
- ElisabethR reviewed Laura Mercier Eye Pencil ($19): "Laura Mercier's eyeliner is soft, and the color is intense. My favorite is her Wild Violet — it looks so fabulous on my blue eyes, and adds a perfect touch to a purple smoky eye!"