Pencils, liquid eyeliners, markers and cream eyeshadow - We have thousands of products for drawing graphical arrows and soft lines. The past Fashion Weeks once again reminded of the relevance of the arrows: in addition to the timeless classics, there will be colorful and inventive ones (recall the juicy yellow ones from the Haider Ackermann show), and the space and romantic glitter is good not only for parties (look at the delicate makeup of Marchesa models). If you know how to bring your eyes beautifully and evenly - consider that you have mastered the lion's share of make-up wisdom. Moore Soboleva compiled a list of products that are really convenient to do this, and selected the most boring colors and textures.
YSL Couture Eye Marker
Following the current fashion for wide graphic arrows, many brands have released multifunctional eye products that are convenient for drawing "cat's eyes" in the style of young Sophia Loren. The new YSL fits well in the hand, resembles a school marker and has an interesting nib cut. You can make an ultra-thin arrow with an edge, or you can attach the tip flat to the eye to create a line a few millimeters wide. The eyeliner is produced in a single version to match the sixties style - black and matte.
Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner
Urban Decay not only makes great long-lasting pencils 24/7 that shade perfectly, smudge and don't flow, but desperate Heavy Metal glitter eyeliners. Although the glitter product seems to be subject only to the master of arrows, in fact it is almost the easiest type of eyeliner to use: the glitter floats in a transparent base, so it can be easily layered and easily corrected in case of an error. These liners can be worn on their own (most spectacularly - in several layers), or you can decorate a pencil line with them: both options are good. Urban Decay also offers to remove the limiter if desired and use Heavy Metal as shadows.
Dior Addict Fluid Shadow
Peter Philips, the current art director of Dior's makeup, has long loved risky and complex products. A year ago, as part of the autumn collection, he first presented liquid eyeshadows similar to lip gloss in packaging: all six shades from that collection were included in the basic assortment of the brand. They are exceptionally pigmented, shimmery and shine, looking equally impressive both as an actual shadow and as an eyeliner. The arrow can be drawn with a native brush (it is flat and evenly cut) or with a special one designed for these purposes. The bonus is exceptional resilience.
Sephora Fingertips Thimble Liner
The new Sephora is intended for those who still feel alchemy to draw arrows with liquid eyeliner: the product is made in the form of a thimble, which is put on the index finger. Thus, the felt tip of the liner (quite classic in itself, rather short) becomes like an extension of the hand. It's really comfortable, looks funny, and the product itself is excellent: five shades (from classic black to bright blue), a fine tip, good pigmentation and durability.
Nouba Write Blend Eyeliner
shade Violet Parade
Following Make Up For Ever and Bobbi Brown, the Italian brand Nouba has made a multifunctional product: persistent and highly pigmented eyeshadows that can be shaded (only quickly), or can be used as an eyeliner. Of course, no one forbids using ordinary creamy shadows as a liner, but they may not be so persistent and bright. The most beautiful shades of Write Blend, bright blue and grassy green, have not reached us, but the Violet Parade (which for some reason turns out to be gray-blue) is also very good. For many, canned products are the easiest to use - you just need to choose the right brush. As a rule, flat and beveled is most convenient: it is easy for it to both draw a line and draw the tail of an arrow.
Eyeliner By Terry Liner Designer
shade Brown Glaze
For those who prefer the classic shape of the eyeliner, the brands offer a lot of options, some of which are outstanding. For example, here is this unwinding Liner Designer: it has a comfortable elastic felt tip, rather long, narrowed downwards - you can draw a thin line, or you can draw a wide one. The shade Brown Glaze, an unusual sparkling brown, due to the glitter, graciously refers to small application errors, but you need to work quickly - the eyeliner is waterproof and dries almost instantly.
Estée Lauder Double Wear Pencil
Estée Lauder's Double Wear series is launching foundations, mascaras, and these waterproof eyeliners, which had a new formula and range last year. They were not bad before, but now they have become completely excellent: they do not roll down, they fit tightly without any friction, the color looks saturated when applied in one layer. At the opposite end there is a rubberized applicator for shading: it is more convenient to use a brush, but if necessary, you can use it as well. Best of all with these pencils you get soft arrows without a pretense of graphicity.
NYX Vivid Brights eyeliner
Vivid Blossom shade
Vivid Brights are classic roll-up pens with a fine, curling brush inside. Successful, neat, it does not fluff and does not stick out to the sides; holding the product by the handle is also convenient. The main thing is the variety of beautiful and bright colors. In the assortment, as is often the case with NYX, you can find colors that you can no longer find in the mass market. Among the shades of Vivid Brights - rich scarlet, lime, pink and this beautiful lavender.
Shiseido Automatic Fine Liner
Of the classic eyeliners, the most convenient are usually those that come in the form of felt-tip pens, but instead of a felt tip they have a thin brush tapering to the tip. It is not clear why they have not yet enslaved the world, but there are not so many brands of brush applicators - for example, Clinique, Shu Uemura and Kat Von D and Shiseido not represented in Russia. The Automatic Fine Liner brush is thin and obedient, and the pigment is supplied if you press the button below (there is a risk of being completely smeared with eyeliner, but it is minimized). Alas, there are only two shades - black and brown.
Pencil Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof
Automatic twisting pencils have several advantages over the classic ones: they do not need to be sharpened (and if you want a super-thin line, as a rule, there is a mini-sharpener hidden in the lower part), they are more durable and dense. Waterproof Chanel can boast not only of the above: in addition, they glide well over the eyelid (sometimes automatic pencils sin excessively dry) and are bright, so they do not need to be layered. The shades are more interesting here than in the usual line of the brand: for example, this red Eros from the fall collection.
Sisley Phyto Eye-Twist Pencil
The prim French brand took a course towards adolescence last year and released funny and successful novelties in the Twist series: twist-out lipsticks and the same twist-out plump pencils known as jumbo pencils. They are water resistant and can be used as eye shadow or eyeliner. They will not achieve a thin line and definition, but they are the ideal product for beginners: with them it is easy to depict any eye makeup in a few seconds. You can even do without a brush and blend them with your fingers where necessary: pencils are very soft, obedient and you can do anything with them before the pigment sets.
Pencil Lord & Berry Smudgeproof Eye Pencil
shade Black / Brown
Lord & Berry is a Milanese professional brand that has existed since 1992, but appeared in Russia only this fall. Like true Milanese, the brand is closely associated with the fashion industry: the brand participates in Fashion Weeks, releases collections in the colors of the season twice a year and calls itself a "make-up studio". Smudgeproof is a long-term bestseller: it is one of the most durable pencils on the market, even on the inner eyelid. Unlike most soft kayals, Smudgeproof is handy for drawing crisp, graphic lines - they look neat even without feathering.
Pencil WYCON Cosmetics Long Lasting Eyeliner
shade Bright Silver
The Italians of WYCON have a huge assortment, in which there are a million different products that you can use to bring your eyes - glitters, automatic pencils, and gel liners. But a well-deserved hit is the Long Lasting Eyeliner, which comes in not only traditional colors, but also fantastic metallic shades. This silver looks like a real liquid metal, moreover, it is applied in one light movement, does not require layering, does not tarnish over time, and at the same time is easily washed off.
Eyeliner NARS Unrestricted Eye Stylo
shade Black Panther
A new addition to the fearless NARS brand is an ultra-black eyeliner in two versions, glossy and matte. In fact, this is a classic felt-tip pen with a fine felt tip: NARS has had one for a long time, it comes in four shades. Limited novelties are good, firstly, for a variety of finishes, and secondly, for an improved applicator, about which American journalists rejoice: it is thin, soft, comfortable, bends well and allows you to control the resulting line. Resilience is also great.
Maybelline Master Precise Curvy Eyeliner
The kings of the mass market are famous for their carcasses, but their tools for arrows are no less good: soft and resistant Master Drama pencils, eyeliners in Lasting Drama jars, Master Ink liquid, Master Precise thin felt-tip pen. The latest addition to the collection is the Master Precise Curvy felt-tip pen with an unusual drop-shaped applicator: it has a wide base and a neat, thin tip that is good for drawing the tail of the arrow. It is most convenient to draw with the edge of the applicator - it is not clear what the secret is, but the arrows are obtained at once.
Smashbox Photo Angle Pure Pigment Gel Liner
Gel eyeliner in a pen with a beveled rubberized tip is an Asian invention that has been perfectly mastered by some American brands: for example, Benefit with their They’re Real line! and Smashbox. Such a liner is one of the most convenient: the plasticity of a classic eyeliner in a jar is here combined with an applicator that resembles an ordinary beveled brush. It is easy to dispense eyeliner by pressing the button on the opposite side. Thin arrows cannot be drawn with such a thing, but wide and bright, with perfectly sharp tips - easily.
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