By Lily Niu - www.stylenews.co.uk
At the top of the list for make-up essentials, black eyeliner really is a girl’s best friend. See from this selection what some of our favourites can do for you:
In need of a worthy introduction, The Body Shop is honoured to present one of their latest works: the Kajal Eyeliner. Whilst unusual, the Kajal’s shape has an oddly intriguing mystery to it, that is, of course, until it’s explained that its design makes for a more precise application. Using shade 01, Charcoal, draw full and unwavering lines to compliment a chalky black eyeshadow. Perfect for the natural ingredients cosmetics buff, the Kajal is made from marula oil (for moisturising), beeswax (deep conditioning), and even provides a dash of Vitamin E – for overall pampered eyes.
Lord & Berry you say? Yet another cosmetic triumph, this budget priced liquid liner is an easy-to-apply miracle. The carefully crafted tube enables a slow and even flow of colour, minimising the chances of an inky black eyeball! Slick and long-lasting, Lord & Berry are a reliable name in the world of no-mess eye make-up. Because of this liquid liner’s bold definition, try lessening the use of mascara for a considerably more focussed effect.
Next in line is the fantastic i – flick, courtesy of New Cid Cosmetics. A double-ended liquid/kohl eyeliner, the i – flick was especially created to allow for an easy application of gorgeous slick-on colour. It features brush controlled liquid black on one end, and an easy-to-use retractable kohl pencil on the other. The beauty of this make-up must-have is its unique ability to make the ever popular “eyeliner flick” into an easy-to-achieve reality. With its fusing of both liquid and kohl – two previously formidable eye make-up enemies – try pushing the boundaries by applying a generous helping of silver or light blue glitter on top of a smokey eyeshadow base. The occasion? A Christmas or New Year’s celebration treat!
Well deserving of an honourable mention, Marks and Spencer provides us with its no fuss Perfection Quick Dry Felt Pen Eyeliner. Perfect for creating an all-star smokey-eyed look, carefully smudge black eyeshadow with a helping of white. Available only in black, this trusty make-up kit essential is guaranteed to do exactly what it says on the label – transform our dazed just-out-of-bed eyes with a fast drying black colour that lasts all day long; simple yet genius, no?
Finally, brought to us by RMK, we have the appropriately dubbed Ingenious Gel Eyeliner. More than just your average fancily packaged eye-makeup, this nifty little number is not only water-proof, but acts as a comforting gel base with tremendous staying power. Smooth and lavishly lightweight, bring out the sparkle in your eyes with a tasteful dose of RMK’s secret weapon; most suited to a healthy combination of black eyeshadow mixed with a hint of grey. This cool and wintery look compliments the crisp frosty air, and need I mention, has smudge-free resistance to watery eyes? No one wants to fall victim to a cold and cutting winter breeze!
Kajal Charcoal 01 €8 www.thebodyshop.co.uk
Lord & Berry Liquid Eyeliner £18 ASOS.com
New Cid Cosmetics Double Ended Eyeliner £18 ASOS.com
Perfection Quick Dry Felt Pen Eyeliner in Black £6 www.marksandspencer.com
RMK Gel Eyeliner £19 ASOS.com