I have a feeling that eyeliner is going to be huge this fall. I also suspect there must have been a major scientific breakthrough in a cosmetics chemistry lab somewhere, because there are so many fantastic new formulas hitting the counters right now.
Most recently, I had the pleasure of swatching Too Faced’s Perfect Eyes Waterproof eyeliner ($18, available at Sephora).
These eyeliners are ultra-creamy, melt-into-liquid as you mark with them (then they dry down). The formula reminds me of YSL’s new waterproof liner, and Armani’s.
Perfect Peacock is a sensational shimmery peacock-blue. Perfect Purple is a shimmery blue-purple plum with tiny purple and gold sparkles. I really loved shimmery midnight-blue-purple, ultra-blackened indigo Perfect Black Orchid. Perfect Storm is shimmery blue-charcoal-grey with tiny silver sparkles. I used to have a pair of jeans this color, and suddenly I miss them.
I described the first four shades as shimmery, and they’re not super metallic, but their finish is different from the final two. Perfect Brown is matte chocolate brown. And I was impressed by how black Perfect Black is.
So which new eyeliner should you choose, with all the new options out there? I recognize I have a problem, but with the different color palettes offered by each brand, I find myself wanting at least one of each.