|I love how navy liner makes my eyes look brighter and whiter!|
So I think I ::may:: have found my Holy Grail Eyeliner... For reals... I've tried all types of eyeliner, from pencil to liquid and gels. My biggest issues was tried to find a liner to stay on my waterline. I would try all different approaches like using eyeliner and then setting it with eye shadow, etc. While I love doing makeup, I don't love doing it twice. I'm not a fan of having to touch up my make-up but I always found myself having to carry around an eye pencil. That all changed once I discovered the Cailyn Cosmetics booth at IMATS NY (see, I'm going through my stash little by little)
For this navy cat eye, I primed my eyes with NYX Eyeshadow base in White. I then applied a light pink shadow from my 88 palette all over my lid. I then used a satiny beige from the same palette on my browbone. I then dipped my brush in Cailyn Gel Eyeliner in Blue and lined my eyes, winging it out a bit. I then lined my waterline with the same color, and then applied some Bad Gal mascara.
I wanted to keep the focus on my eyes so I lightly used NYX Mosaic Blush in Paradise and NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Toyko ( a light pink) to finish the whole look off.
I took my time writing this review because I wanted to see if it really would last. Cailyn Gel Eyeliner includes the brush (it's part of the handle), it looks like the Revlon Color Stay gel but bigger. I decided to take a chance and purchased the navy blue color (seen above) and the black. They also offer green, bronze and dark brown. What I love about this gel formula is that it goes on pretty opaque in one swipe. Also it literally glides on, you don't have to tug on it. The brush makes it super easy to achieve a subtle or dramatic cat eye. And the best part? Once you let it dry (about 30 seconds-ish), this baby doesn't budge. As for the waterline, it doesn't irritate my eyes (I wear contact lenses) and lasts pretty long (about 8 hours to be precise). I only experienced fading on my waterline, but only after 6 hours or a little longer. I don't think that's bad at all!
All in all, I must confess that I love this liner. I was previously using Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Perversion, but I find myself reaching for this liner more and more. I still used Perversion once in a while though. I really don't have any complaints about this product except the price. I nabbed both liners at $15 each at IMATS, however it retails for $21. I'm used to drugstore prices so anything over $15 blows my mind, haha. I would love to see a wider array of colors but they have the basics down.
What do you consider to be your Holy Grail eyeliner?
Also I entered INGLOT's "Faces of New York" when I was at IMATS. Please help me win by voting and clicking the "+" sign. Thank you so much!!! Here is the link : http://ow.ly/i/AR5I