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The newest crop of eyeliners would make Brigitte Bardot green with envy (cat eye, anyone?). They range from thin, portable, sleek pencils to fluid, inky liners that are easier than ever to apply like a pro. Just one carefully placed sweep across your lid and you’ll be good to go.
Here are our newest favorites:
Maybelline Master Kajal ($5 in drugstores)
This waterproof eyeliner actually is a little thicker in look and feel than many of the finer tipped varieties out there, but it is easy to hold and use, almost like a pen. The formula is infuse
Photo Credit: MAC
In beauty, packaging is every bit as important as the product itself (think: Chantecaille, Givenchy, Chanel to name a few brands who do it so well). The packaging ensures portability, convenience, and, of course, a pleasing look and feel.
MAC is no stranger to creating innovative packaging to house multitasking products, from its iconic Fluidline (it can be used as an eyeliner, but also artfully blended for smokey eye shadow) to its newly-launched Studio Sculpt Shade and Line, which marries two traditional eye shadows and one liner in one compact.
Shade and Line in Eggplant. Photo Credit: MAC
The Studio Sculpt Shade & Line formulation is quite special and versatile: the biggest se
Photo Credit: Chanel
It was the pursuit of luck that drove Gabriel Chanel to surround herself with charms and talisman.
The symbols that traditionally have been used to lure good fortune are the inspiration for the Fall 2013 color collection by the House of Chanel. Fittingly called Superstition, the collection is available now in stores and at chanel.com.
The tones for the Fall collection are very neutral and wintry: sumptuous tones of khaki, beige, bright apricot, pink lead, and soft lavender. The eyes are gray and smokey, and evoke mystery, allure, and a deep and thoughtful beauty. The must-have in this collection are the new “lucky charm” duos, which have shade-matched pairs for the lips and the cheek
Eyeliners are just hard to pin down. Some of them (like the gel liners) do extremely well, others refuse to stay in place for more than a few hours, resulting in smudges and far-from-straight lines.
The new L’Oreal Infallible Never Fail 24H Lacquer Liner ($9.95) comes in a small glass jar, accompanied by a gliding brush for expert application. On first glance, this looks like a gel eyeliner (think MAC’s Fluidline, $18 or Lancôme’s INK Artliner, $24.50) and it is definitely a cream pot formula. But it’s not marketed as a gel liner (although it is) – rather a lacquer liner that helps you achieve a flawless high-gloss look.
The liner is soft, silky and very creamy, and because of its c
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