Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Versus: Black Eyeliner

Here are just a few comparison swatches of the black eyeliners I own and a little bit about them!

From L-R: MAC Feline Eye Kohl, MAC Smolder, Urban Decay Zero 

Feline Eye Kohl ($14.50) is a limited edition MAC eye pencil but it is something that almost every makeup-lover goes crazy for when it is released. Is it the darkest black I've ever seen? Nope, Smolder appears darker here. Is it the most long-lasting eyeliner? Nope! By the end of the day I have major raccoon eyes, seriously. It's ridiculous. It is very creamy though, that is one of its best aspects.. and it's worst. It's so creamy that it's hard to make a fine line. I just can't buy into the hype, sorry! 

Smolder Eye Kohl ($15.00) is a permanent eye kohl and the blackest of all three shown. It has a nice sheen which is nice. While it has great pigmentation, it doesn't have the best staying power (but not as bad as Feline). It transfers really when worn on my upper lid, but I can deal with this!

Urban Decay Glide on Pencil in Zero ($18.00) is the most expensive eyeliner of the lot. It isn't the darkest eye liner I've ever seen, but it has amazing staying power. See the dilemma? If I'm going swimming, I'll use this eyeliner. Urban Decay recently released Perversion which looks like a promising alternative to Zero, I will have to check it out! 

Overall: AVOID FELINE. Run. Run as fast as you possibly can! Okay, that's a tad dramatic, but I wouldn't recommend it. Go for Smolder or Zero!

Is your experience with Feline similar to mine? What's your favorite eyeliner? Let me know in the comments. :)

1 comment:

  1. Feline gave me major racoonery too! My favorite liner is Loreal Intense