When your skin is a stunning shade of Nutella like mine, you tend to be very picky about the black eyeliners you put on yourself. You want the blackest black there is. Not a mediocre grayish black, which feels like the black didn't live up to its full potential.
Searching for the blackest black is serious business. There are other factors when it comes to searching for the perfect eyeliner, of course: how smoothly it goes on, the ease of application, the price, and how long it lasts are some of the other factors you and I consider before crowning an eyeliner the best.
I've made many, many trips to my neighbourhood drugstore while I was visiting the US. I have, in shame and embarrassment, masked my American drugstore addiction by telling my man that I was going to the supermarket only to come home without anything from the supermarket--but three new Wet & Wild lipsticks instead.
This is, of course, all in the name of research. And squandering my time and money on drugstore beauty products has reaped many benefits, one of which is chancing upon the best drugstore eyeliner I've tried yet.
The Maybelline Eye Studio Master Precise Ink Pen Eyeliner is what you should get next time you find yourself in a drugstore. This baby glides on my skin smoothly, and my usually uncoordinated fingers took on a cat eye with much ease.
I tested the eyeliner on my journey back to the West Coast after spending the holidays with John's family. I put in on in the morning before we left for our flight, was pleasantly surprised by how it stayed on despite me rubbing my eyes from allergies while we were on a layover at JFK (I couldn't get on the Wifi at JFK and the lipstick I wanted to buy at the MAC counter was sold out. Thankfully, there was Shake Shack--which I inhaled, thus igniting my gluten intolerance itchiness).
We arrived home in the evening and while my skin was parched from flying, and I was swearing off air travel for a while, my cat eye still looked bangin'.
I’ve tried this eyeliner several times now and it works well for me. You might want to use a primer if you’re prone to rubbing your eyes, or if you have oily lids. Also, give the liner a chance to dry.
Looks like I'll be stocking up!