Saturday, July 3, 2010

HELP! Eyeliner Recommendations

Trace writes: Two of my eyeliner products are almost at their end! I'm very partial to black liners (I line my eyes everyday to perk them up) and I've been using MAC Penultimate in Rapidblack and MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack but I will need to bury them soon. The former doesn't deposit much pigment - I have to really press the felt-tip pen hard on my eye to get a good line, but that technique makes the result too thick. Plus, staying power isn't too good either. The latter - even if 50% is left - is dry already! =(

But of course I still have to post pictures of soon-to-die makeup.

Swatches (first line softly pressed, the next pressed HARD)

Any recommendations? I want my liner vibrantly black and long-lasting!

P.S. I also have to say, I have my Nichido liquid liner and it performs well, but it stings my eye =(


  1. Try Maybelline's Eyestudio gel liner sis, its a cheaper alternative for Blacktrack. Bought mine last January and til now its still creamy =) Its only php 450.

  2. Stila smudgepots! slightly cheaper than mac but so much better! try the loreal lineur intense its good too!

  3. Hi Khymm! =) I'm thinking about getting that one, actually. My sister has the brown one, but I don't use it since doesn't flatter my skin.

    Hi Hedley! Thanks! :) Stupid me swapped away my new gray and black stila smudgepots last Feb because I was using MAC already. Didn't think it'll dry up so soon =( Sayang!

  4. Hi! I also suggest you try Maybelline Eyestudio Gel Liner. It's cheap yet efeective, imo. :)

  5. gel liner ng maybelline tracy.. :D very nice.. :D or loreal lineur the felt tip one.. intense.. :D

  6. Pammy and Donna - looks like Maybelline's Gel Liner will be included in my next trip to the mall! =)

    But I'm curious about loreal lineur intense ha. Will check it out!


  7. You can also try Urban Decay's 24/7 Glide-on eye pencil (in Zero). Its very creamy and water-proof too. You just have to look for an online seller 'coz its not available in our malls locally.. =)

    Btw sis, I've been having troubles w/ my blog feed lately, and its now fixed.
    If u have some time, Please UNfollow me then FOLLOW me again so that my posts will now be visible in ur dashboard.
    Also, If I'm in ur BlogRoll, kindly do the same.. Tnx alot! =)

  8. have you tried heating up the product? :) or putting a little baby oil in it? (with little, means a drop or two). (This is for the blacktrack. :D)

  9. Lady Mitchelli - Appreciate your recommendation, but I try to steer away from pencils because they melt on me. I have MUFE's Aqua Eyes eyeliner 01, which is supposed to have amazing staying power, but it's not good enough. =( Done your request, BTW!

    Anonymous - I've tried submerging the pot in boiling water, it creamed it up a bit but it dried up after a couple of hours too. I'll try your suggestion - will mix it with oil AND use a blowdryer, I hope this strategy can resuscitate my Fluidline. Thanks :)

    - Trace

  10. hi sis, I recommend tattoo eyeliner sis, it stays up like 24hrs. on your eyes. If I'm not mistakes it's the best-seller eyeliners in japan.

    visit me and follow me :)

  11. Hi Bheii... Thank you! Following you na. Would prefer if the item's locally available though. =D

  12. for gel liners, you can try coastal scents, maybelline, and my personal fave, stila! for liquid pen-type, i love the one from kate (by kanebo). i reviewed them on my blog :)

  13. Thanks Crystal! Will check out your posts =) Cheers!

  14. I've heard the Physician's Formula Eye Definer Felt-Tip Eye Markers are good. :) They're available at

  15. i've been using laura mercier caviar eye liner for years.
    (in black, chestnut and midnight blue..yes i'm addicted to the stuff!)
    you might want to give it a shot. it's good for tightlining. you have to use a certain brush for it though. but it's my HG! all worth it

  16. makeupnoob - thank you! not accessible for me tho :(
    nayna - i am actually so tempted to buy LM's eye design!!! :)


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