I've had many attempts at defined eyeliners and had numerous attempts at the cat eye. I told you about my wonky eyes and it makes it really hard to make a crisp eye lined look work, especially cat eyes or anything with a flick. I've modified my approach, which is to have a smudged out dark line close to the lashes.
I picked up the eye liner at the Tom Ford counter. They have a sparkly brown one as well, but I wanted a go-to basic and this really has turned out to be that basic that I go to all the time. Let's talk texture and its lasting powers first, because I am duly impressed with it. It makes a super clean line and the texture of it is soft without smearing all over the place when you place that line.
|With a blunt tip; I imagine you would surmise a well-sharpened tip would leave a finer line|
It also makes an excellent deep base upon which to layer other eyeshadows. This is typically the base that I use along my lashes when I'm doing a smokier look. I've also worn this on my waterline, and it lasts as well on me as the best of them do, which is to say, a few hours with strong intensity and then gradually fading into something softer. At the end of a long work day, it was still visible on my lower waterline. Of course, as with waterline use, your milegage most definitely will vary.
Color-wise, it's an excellent dark creamy matte brown, well balanced enough for me to consider slightly warm in tone with out competing too much with a cooler look. I really like this one.
Do you have an eye liner or a basic item that makes it into your every day makeup routine? Are there things you were so surprised to find yourself loving?