Thursday, February 6, 2014

beauty review: jane iredale liquid eyeliner

 jane iredale liquid eyeliner has become one of many liquid liners i've been testing out these days. i was already trying to better my skills in the liquid liner department, so it came to me at the perfect time!

in my "testing", i found that this liner is so easy to use {i love the bottle and it's long-handled brush} even though it isn't a felt-tip. the uber-inky formula is perfect for creating any eye look that can range from classic, subtle definition, to a dramatic, thick-line cat eye look.

while i really think it's a good, basic liner, my one gripe is with the wear. it lasts for a few hours before beginning to fade and slightly flake. since i don't always have time to touch up {maybe a little gloss or blotting powder in the middle of the day}, i wish it would be longer lasting.

jane iredale liquid eyeliner comes in a variety of shades ~ 
{take a look at some of the tips and tricks for each!}

Pinot Noir looks beautiful with so many looks ~ use it as a fresh accent to a neutral eye.

Gold Liquid is a great color for all, especially stands out on darker skin tones; use it alone on the outer two-thirds of the upper lashes as a subtle way to draw attention to the eye. for a more dramatic look, line the eye with Black Pencil or Black Plus Cream to Powder Eye Liner, and then draw a fine line with the Gold just along the lashes. want even more drama? apply Gold Liquid just above the Black ~ instant party look!

Copper looks wonderful alone for red heads, especially those with fair skin and green or blue eyes, but is gorgeous on all and a fabulous alternative to brown {not to mention a lot more exciting}. use Copper  to punch up the usual browns by first lining with Black/Brown Pencil or Black/Brown Plus Cream to Powder Eye Liner, then apply to the lash line for a more current look.

Silver along the upper lash line is romantic and enchanting; it creates a subtle flash of light with each blink of the eye. apply a thin line over your usual makeup.

 another beneficial thing i learned while using this liner was that by gently shaking the bottle before applying will allow the pigments and the essential oils to fully emulsify, so you get the best application.

so, bottom line: i'm not wild about this liner, but i really think it's a decent product. as a fan of other products {including this hydrating spray} i also appreciate that this liner, and the brand overall, is cruelty-free**, vegan and gluten-free. would i purchase it? no, but, who knows, it might be something you will love!

visit for more info, including where to buy, and check out the entire range of goodies while you're there.

product featured was sent to me for review consideration; all thoughts and opinions are my own; pics taken by me :)
**jane iredale is certified cruelty-free by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics’ (CCIC) Leaping Bunny Program, the leading internationally respected animal protection group for cruelty-free certification. 

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