Liner Love

January 11, 2016

Do you ever watch make-up tutorials and see people use a felt tip liner to create a perfectly straight line in one stroke of the pen? Well, that's not me. However, I do love using a felt tip pen for my liner because I think it can be fast (once you learn how to do it) and they have fantastic staying-power. 

I've used a few different types of liner, but recently compared two very similar products and narrowed it down to my favorite...and it's really affordable!!!



I was using the L'Oreal Paris Lineur Intense, and it was good - I had no complaints. It was easy to use, the color was a dark shiny black, but I was browsing the cosmetics one day and happened upon the Maybelline Line Stiletto. I used to be a really big fan of the Maybelline Lash Stiletto mascara back in the day, so when I saw that they had a liner I decided to see how it compared. 

It proved to be very similar (I really couldn't tell much of a difference...at all), but the Maybelline Line Stiletto had a finer tip...just by a hair. Even though it's not that noticeable that was a +1 in my opinion. 


The application is pretty much identical, but you can see in the picture above that when I rubbed over the lines with my finger the Maybelline Line Stiletto stayed in place a little bit better (the line on the bottom). That's another +1! 

Overall, these are two great options, but I decided to stick with the Maybelline! To apply I usually use short strokes to line the upper lash line, then take a liner brush (my favorite is the M225 Angle Liner by Morphe) and go over the line while it's still wet. This helps smooth any "shakes" from my unprofessional application!

I'm always looking for easy ways to apply liquid or gel liner; if you have any tips for getting a smooth application, please share!