Today I am comparing 3 black mini eyeliners from 3 different brands. All of them have been receiving positive reviews across the blogosphere, however, I find one of them to be a complete flop! Can you guess which one it is? It may be the one you least expect!
All three pencils come in a pencil form, sharpening-required. I normally prefer eyeliners that I can sharpen to a pointy tip so these fit the bill in that respect. They also claim to be “smudge-proof, waterproof, long-wearing, with the richest, blackest color payoff”.
The smiley faces above pretty much sum up how I feel about each liner. :D See the Too Faced one (middle)? The black is so intense but the line it creates is so thick and therefore may not be the best option for minimal makeup or office wear. It comes in handy for party looks or when you want to create some serious grungy/dramatic smokey eyes, though! The Make Up For Ever one (right) is quite a disappointment as you can see how dry and faded it looks. As I said, it is possible that the mini version that I have may have been from a bad batch and may not represent the true performance of a full-size. The Bobbi Brown one (left) is a happy medium between the two with the right amount of pigmentation and glide. It is an all-round good quality eyeliner for any occasion.
Too Faced Perfect Black Perfect Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner:
US$18 at Sephora
Make Up For Ever 0L Aqua Eyes:
US$19 at Sephora