I have a new favorite eyeliner. This, for me, is saying a lot. Eyeliner is a staple for me. I wear it every day and I feel a little naked without it. I love the way it opens my smaller eyes and makes my lash line look fuller. I’ve tried a wide variety of liners in all its various forms. I use dark shadows, shadow liners, pencils and gels. I guess what I’m trying to say is that I play the field a bit when it comes to liners.
My current obsession is Smashbox Jet Set Waterproof Eyeliner. Here’s why I love it so much:
- It’s easy to apply. Pencils are convenient but they drag on my aging eyes a bit and it’s hard to get a nice line. This liner goes on super smooth.
- It doesn’t move. I have oily eyelids and powder liners tend to migrate all over the place. This liner stays put.
- It offers variety. You can use this liner to create a bold line or smudge it for a softer look.
- It comes in really fun colors that aren’t too flashy or clownish. I love the Deep Navy and Deep Purple shades. Both are dark, with a hint of color.
Eyeliner brushes tend to be angled or pointed. I have both but tend to use my pointed brush more often. Smashbox recommends their arced liner brush #21 but you can use whatever you are comfortable with. Jet Set would be great for an awesome cat-eye look. Not that confident drawing freestyle? Here is a great trick for creating a cat-eye using scotch tape from Prudent Baby.