I like to think of liquid eyeliner as being like the Little Black Dress, except for your face. It’s versatile, timeless, and when you find the perfect one, the where-have-you-been-all-my-life reaction is akin to a religious experience. (To be fair, I’ve never had an actual religious experience, but I do worship anything that makes me look less like the Cryptkeeper, so my assessment stands.)
For $10, you can pick up Sephora’s Long-Lasting Eyeliner. My usual on-call photographer wasn’t available this evening, so here’s the best I could do at capturing what I look like when I stare at my feet:
I don’t know what it is about liquid eyeliner that eludes most companies, but in the past, I’ve found formulas that get clumpy after only a week or two of use, brushes that self-destruct faster than Inspector Gadget’s messages, very loose definitions of the color black, and the sad realization that not all lines are created equal.
I’ve had my bottle of Sephora’s Long-Lasting Eyeliner for about a month now, and I can say with complete certainty that we’re basically Facebook official at this point — when I drop by CVS or walk past counters in department stores, my eyes don’t even wander. There’s no clump in Sephora’s step, the thin brush is very much intact and allows for whatever size or style of line you feel like making, it doesn’t have any color identity issues, and it knows its role and stays put all day long. This stuff is a serious catch.
Now if it would just buy me dinner, listen to all of my problems, and tell me that my occasional bouts of psychosis are actually a huge turn-on, I’d marry it in a heartbeat.
Featured image via Sephora.