I love the beauty community, so I always stay up to date with the latest releases, beauty news, and industry conversations. As a result of this passion, I’ve amassed a large beauty collection over the years. Despite owning so much makeup, I work hard to use up what I own.
Trying tons of new makeup means that I get to test out many different formulas from a wide variety of brands, from indie to luxury. To combat my spending and be fully transparent, I’ve embarked on a journey to showcase and rank all of the items in my beauty collection.
In today’s post, I will be discussing my eyeliner collection.
As with all posts in this series, I’ll include swatches of the open liners. However, I will not be ranking these products. There is only so much that can be said about a liner.
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Final Thoughts on My Eyeliner & Brow Product Collection
When it comes to pencil eyeliner, I am a drugstore girl. There are so many amazing affordable for eyeliner. However, it is worth noting that I own many of these lines because they were included in goodie bags and gift sets or were given out for free at events. Ideally, I’d like to cut this stash down considerably so that I only own one pencil in a particular color variety.
Pencil Liners are my preferred eyeliner for the waterline or tight-line because they are the easiest to apply without smudging. Also, they hurt the least if a mistake is made.
My pot or gel liner collection grew substantially over the year as I purchased quite a few shades from ColourPop. While I enjoy pot liners for their lasting power and fun color variety, they are hard to work through and they are not a product that I use daily. I need to take a step back from buying so many of these liners.
Cake liners were another new edition to my collection in 2019. The concept of the liner is so cool, but they take more effort to apply than other forms of eyeliner. For now, I am content with just these three cake liners.
Liquid eyeliner is the only type of eyeliner that I prefer to purchase from prestige or luxury brands. While I’ve used “good” liquid liners from the drugstore, I’ve never found an affordable liquid liner that could compare to the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner or the Fenty Fly Liner.
Looking at my eyeliner collection made me realize how much my preferences have changed over the years, too. When I was initially learning how to wear makeup, eyeliner was my trusty friend. I ~RoCkeD~ the raccoon eyes made popular by favorite alternative musicians. As a result, I flew through eyeliners quickly.
As I’ve gotten older, I continued to use eyeliner but in more subtle ways. Therefore, it takes me well over a year to use up a full-sized eyeliner completely.
Disclaimer:I am in no way intending to brag about my beauty collection or to show off any wealth. I work hard to buy what I own and so much of what is in my collection has been purchased at a discount or given to me as a gift. Moreover, these items have been garnered over the years.
Do you wear eyeliner and brow products? What formulas do you prefer – a pencil, gel, powder? Please let me know in the comments below.