Swatching Eyeliners

Hello, hello!

Since people seemed to like my swatching singles posts, I thought that I would continue with the theme and swatch all of my eyeliners for you. I’d gotten rid of a lot of old ones at some point last year, so my collection is fairly small.

Swatching Eyeliners

I have several from Urban Decay, one from Tarte, one from Kat Von D, and an ancient one from Stila.

Here’s the one’s from Urban Decay: from left to right perversion (the blackest matte black), zero (black), smokeout (more of a dark brown), psychedelic sister (awesome purple) and goldmine (gold). Out of these ones, I use perversion, zero and smokeout the most. I sometimes use psychedelic sister, and rarely ever use goldmine.

Swatching Eyeliners

These two I had completely forgotten that I owned – the first one is from Tarte, I think that this one came in a 500 points gift from Sephora ages ago. The other one is from Stila, and is ANCIENT. I don’t even think that this product still exists, but it continues to be smooth and creamy, so I’ll probably keep it a little longer.

Swatching Eyeliners

Up next are the only two liquid liners in my collection. The first one, is a mini that I’d gotten in my giveaway winnings from Hello Kaily last year. This was another one that had gotten lost in my makeup trays, so I think that this is the first (maybe second) time I’ve ever opened it. I’ll probably try using it later this week. The second one is from Essence, and it has thickened up, so I’ll be putting it in my April empties post before trashing it.

Swatching Eyeliners

So there you have it, all of the eyeliners in my make-up stash.

Do you have a lot of eyeliners? Or do you just have “the one”?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: None of these things were given to me by companies. I either purchased them myself, or got them as point perks from Sephora ,or won in a personal blog giveaway.

Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil – Rocky Mountain Green

Today I’m swatching the Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil in Rocky Mountain Green. Here’s how the Jumbo Eye Pencil is described on the Nyx website:

A radiant eye liner that also doubles as an eye shadow. Made with a blend of mineral oil and powder our creamy Jumbo Eye Pencils glide on effortlessly—no pulling tugging or fading—and come in a rainbow of vivid hues. Our most voluptuous pencil yet!

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I had high hopes for this eye pencil since it can be used as either a liner or as a shadow. Rocky Mountain Green is described as being a true green. In the packaging, it looks like a bright emerald green with a bit of a metallic finish.

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Here it is swatched directly onto the skin, no primer.

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I was expecting a more rich, jewel-toned, slightly metallic, emerald colour. The colour isn’t bad, it just isn’t as intense, or pigmented as I was hoping for. But all is not lost! I can use it as a primer of sorts for my ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Empire. They work amazingly well together!

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I will probably pick up a few more to try out since it worked so well to keep my shadow locked into place.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!!! ❤ ❤ ❤

Disclosure: I purchased this!

Liquid Eyeliners – Essence Cosmetics

I just returned to using liquid eyeliner recently after a loooooooong hiatus. I picked up two different types of liquid eyeliners by Essence Cosmetics a couple of months ago at the local Pharmaprix (Shopper’s Drug Mart, for those of you fellow Canadians that aren’t living in Quebec).

The first one is the Super Fine Eyeliner Pen.

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Oh so fine! This super fine eyeliner pen has an ultra slim felt tip applicator for precise application. Long lasting formula. Ideal for creating fine and subtle lines or extravagant and dramatic ones.

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I found this to be a little difficult to achieve a consistently sized line, and found that I had to go over the lines to get an even application of the liner. This might be due to being out of practise in applying a liquid eyeliner, or it might be the pen tip itself. I found that it wasn’t a true, deep, dark, black colour. And, once dried on the skin, it keeps a tacky finish. Rubbing the swatch led to some colour transfer. Would I buy this one again? NO.

The second liquid eyeliner is the Essence Liquid Eyeliner. This one has a wand style applicator, which is more like the old style ones that I had used in the past, except that instead of a brush at the end of the wand, it is a firm, brush shaped, foam tip.

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Intense definition! This liquid eyeliner provides fast-drying and long-lasting results. Available in classic or waterproof.

I found this one to be a lot easier to apply, likely due to having used the wand type liquid eyeliners before. The eyeliner seemed to be much easier to control the thickness of the line, and applied the eyeliner evenly, so I did not need to go over any spots. As well, the colour is a true, deep, dark, black. Once dried on the skin, it is not sticky to the touch. Rubbing the swatch did not lead to any colour transfer. Would I buy this one again? YES!

Here’s a side by side comparison of the two, swatched on bare skin, no flash:

Essence Swatches

Essence Cosmetics has been around since 2001, starting in Germany, and it came to the United States in 2007, and became available in Canada in 2012. Here is their statement on animal testing:

essence cosmetics is owned by Cosnova Beauty from Germany where animal testing for cosmetic products has not been permitted since 1998. All of essence products comply with the European and American ingredient, manufacturing, and testing standards. Our suppliers are also held to these same standards and we only partner with the ones that do not test on animals.

In North America, you can find Essence Cosmetics at Ulta, and here in Canada at Pharmaprix / Shoppers Drug Mart, both eyeliners sell for $2.99 USD (and for a comparable price here in Canada).

Disclosure – Both products were purchased by me!