Monday, February 15, 2010
Lise Watier Eye Shine Eyeliners
In keeping with the Olympic Spirit I bring you Eyeliner.
Not just some random run of the mill eyeliner.
No. I bring you CANADIAN eyeliner.
See. The Winter Olympics are taking place in Vancouver Canada and my eyeliner is from a prominent Canadian brand so ya see? Olympic Eyeliner!
OK. In all honesty, my friend over at the Mighty J Blog sent these Lise Watier Eye Shine Pencil Eyeliners as a gift. I had admired her Lise Watier eye shadow quad on a few occasions and she was kind enough to send me 2 liners from this cosmetics company. Lise Waiter is ANOTHER Canadian cosmetics company that I could easily rant about (see my post about Annabelle HERE), but thankfully they do have some way for us Americans to purchase the products. If you happen to be in Asheville, NC you can pick up a few items at a Biltmore boutique or you can go to a website called naimies.com. I have never shopped with this website so I cannot say how good or bad that are. Buy at your own risk. Regardless, the reason I talk about purchasing these pencils at the beginning of this post is because I was so incredibly impressed with the quality and color.
I was sent 2 colors: Marine and Smokey Brown. Marine is a classic Navy Blue and Smokey Brown is more of a Goldish Brownish Olive...It reminds me slightly of Dress Khaki liquidlast liner from MAC and somewhat like Clinique Egyptian gel liner...only not sucky, like Clinique. Oh. Did I type that out loud?
These soft and creamy liners have a metallic sheen to them that is evident upon first application. The pencils are waterproof and budgeproof, but they take a moment to set so one could smudge them slightly before they set to make a nice smokey look.
The pencils are incredibly pigmented and I found a little goes a long way. They are as soft as Urban Decay 24/7 liners, but not as smudgy. They are softy like Sephora Flashy Liners but with WAY more staying power.
What's better than non smudge and great pigmentation? Well if you wanted to, you could use these pencils as an eyeshadow base. Yes. That's right a base! Some shadows pop even more when applied over a dark base. The Marine color really is gorgeous when applied all over the lower lid and smudged softly into the crease, then apply a pretty shadow on top and you are good to go for a dramatic eye!
Do you NEED these? Well I would say that I'm not one to run out and buy pencil liners. I prefer cake liners, but I will say that I plan to use these liners until they are tiny little nubs. I have no need to find a "better" navy or brown liner because these work perfect for me. No transfer to my lids once applied, they last all day long and the metallic sheen really makes them extra special. There liners are $16 CAD and USD.
Is it considered patriotic to buy makeup? Whatever, Go USA!