Some years ago I was afraid of wearing anything else than brown or black eyeliner. Recently, after watching many Youtube tutorials on purple looks, I started playing with them until I finally managed to create fun looks still appropriate for my age.
I loved to wear a beautiful and colorful eyeliner but since I was wearing contact lenses, of course one eye always feels more or less comfortable than the other when you are wearing lenses… and that was causing my eyeliner to fade more on one eye than the other… after 4 hours I could already see that happening and it was upsetting, I have no time and I don’t want to have to reapply make up during the day.
I first started wearing the Clinique or Estee Lauder long lasting eyeliners, then I crossed borders and discovered Urban Decay and By Terry in London, today I am in love with the Chanels and the Addiction !
I have so much fun creating looks with these, there are only two that I don’t use at all, the Chanel Violine and the MUFE 11L. These colors are not meant for me ! Before I posted this, I wanted to give them a second chance and try a look with the Chanel Violine this morning…it looks so terrible on my eyes ! I have tried to tone it down it with a darker eyeliner but then it was horrible and too thick and dark for the office. I made sure my skin was flawless and looked healthy before I put it on, but I still had to remove the liner and start all over again… with another one ! This color makes me look sick 🙁
My favorite looks are :
- the Addiction with the Tom Ford Crushed Amethyst palette
- the Chanel Grenat with the Chanel Duo Sable Emouvant
- 1 Addiction Color Purple
- 2 Chanel Grenat
- 3 Chanel Cassis
- 4 Chanel Violine
- 5 YSL Waterproof n° 5
- 6 Urban Decay Rockstar
- 7 By Terry waterproof Purple Label
- 8 Estee Lauder DW Black Plum
- 9 Clinique Starry Plum
- 10 Make Up For Ever 11L
The more long-lasting on my eyes are the Addiction and the 3 Chanels, then the YSL, followed by the UD and the MUFE. The less long-lasting are the By Terry and lastly the EL and the Clinique.
The Addiction is the winner of the best creamy texture, no surprise, then the Chanels. I am just wondering if the Chanels will dry out with time… I saw that happening with the similar waterproof Diors but I think it was the ones at the counters and they are not always closed properly (this is what I have been told at the counter…)
The Addiction and the Chanels will allow a precise application but a better blending application will definitely be achieved with the Addiction.
It depends what you are looking for… I love the color of the By Terry but I am just a little bit disappointed by the lasting power, I also love the UD Rockstar a lot and I use it very often, I think it’s a very sexy and sultry color, I don’t like the MUFE texture, I find it a bit dry. For a nice blendable pencil, go for UD or YSL, if you are looking for a matte shade, go for Chanel or Addiction, they are flattering and very long-lasting 🙂 If you are looking for a Unicorn, I found mine with the Addiction, but I still don’t want to live without the Chanels Cassis and Grenat.
Plum and purple colors make my dark-green/brown eyes pop, I just need to forget about wearing a violet liner 🙂