Best Eyeliners: Pencil, Gel, Liquid, Felt Tip

Hannah sent me an email asking about the best eyeliners almost a year ago! After lots of testing and research, I've got some of the best eyeliners that last. I tried to be as versatile as possible, giving options of every price, need and type! I left out cake liners, since they aren't as common right now, but let me know if you need suggestions. Everything is linked below.

Best Pencil Eyeliners:

Best Gel Liners
Tip: Store pots upside down to help prevent drying out.

Best Felt Tip Marker Liners
Tip: Shake before using

Best Liquid Liners:
  • Lancome Artliner--Liquid liners can be tricky or intimidating, but this one is easy to use!
  • Maybelline Ultra Liner--A classic, waterproof formula that never lets me down
  • Paula Dorf Transfomer--This is my makeup artist secret. Take any shadow and turn it into a long-lasting liquid liner with this! Sure, you can do that with nearly any clear liquid, but this is smudge-proof. Works well on brides too, especially with false lashes.
  • Lip Ink Liquid Liner--Polyvore wouldn't clip the image when I was making the collage, so no pic here--click the link to see. This is made in USA with natural, vegan, organic, & kosher botanical ingredients. 100% smear-proof, money guaranteed!

Of course, it is impossible to please everyone, 
which is why I welcome your favorites in the comments!

Extra Elle:
I usually do my eyebrows myself, but I prefer them threaded. I finally found a place I like in Atlanta!
Thanks for your comments yesterday on my post!


Beauty Find of the Week: ELF Gotta Glow Lip Tint

Time for another Beauty Find of the Week--an affordable beauty item that I love...and I hope you will too. This was actually supposed to be on my post last week on Color-Changing Lipsticks (if you missed it--it's right here), but I couldn't find it. I searched right up til it was time to post. Of course I found it the next day. 

It's just too good not to share. What is it? It's the ELF Gotta Glow Lip Tint in Perfect Pink.

And it is practically perfect--for when I need a natural look. Add a tinted moisturizer/bb cream/ serum foundation, mascara, and this. Done. And it's only $6.

  • $6
  • Online, but look for this where ELF is sold
  • Comes in 3 shades, pictured is Perfect Pink
  • Reacts with the chemistry of your lips to deliver a personalized, perfect shade of pink, berry. or peach
  • Sheer flush of color that enhances the natural beauty of your lips
  • The gel-based formula glides on smoothly 
  • Infused with Shea Butter to moisturize and nourish
Just a pretty and natural-looking pink. Pics of me were chosen by a 6 year old for this post. She's very opinionated. ;)

And while we're speaking of pics, I have something that's been on my mind. I've gotten some comments here, on Insta, and on my Youtube about my mouth--that my lipstick or lip liner looks crooked/awful/weird/wrong/bad. I assure you, I apply product correctly. 

But I've been having issues with my TMJ--something I've discussed before. I have to really make a weird face to get the right side of my mouth to move into position because it hurts and is kinda stiff. It's hard to explain. It makes me talk out of one side of my mouth. I've tried to avoid pics lately to avoid the comments, to be honest. But it's very hard being a beauty blogger and not wearing product for blog posts, so for the time being, keep that in mind. Thanks, y'all. Your support means so much more than you'll ever know. xo


You Need to Try: Serum Foundations

You've got your foundations, your BB creams (et al), your tinted moisturizers...but what about Serum Foundations?

Here's why you need one:

  • lightweight (hello, summer temps)
  • concentrated, but gives coverage like a foundation
  • made for dry and oily skin types (just find the right one)
  • added bonus of skincare ingredients/benefits
  • "no makeup-makeup" or "airbrushed" are common in serum foundations
  • some have SPF
  • pricey, but you only need a drop or two
You know those concentrated detergents, where you only need a little? This is kind of like that--you only need a couple of drops to get lightweight coverage.

To apply:
  • Shake it well
  • Use a drop or two (depends on coverage level you want)
  • Can be applied using a brush, fingers, or sponge

Sounds good, right? Here are a few to check out:

For combo/oily skin:
  • Juice Beauty PHYTO-PIGMENTS Flawless Serum Foundation--combo skin and for sensitive skin
  • Bare Minerals Bare Skin--Def for slightly dry to combo skin--I swear I am the only person who likes this stuff!
  • Kevyn Aucoin--oil-free but yet luminous coverage
  • Dior Nude Air--Talc-free
Dry Skin:
  • No 7 Airbrush Away--Get this at Target or Walgreens.
  • Josie Maran Matchmaker Serum Foundation--Made with argan oil and works to match your foundation
  • Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation Serum--Easy to build up coverage
  • ELF Foundation Serum--Love how this looks on me, but it does break me out if I wear it every day. But only $8
  • Bobbi Brown Intensive Serum Foundation--SPF 40 and helps to give look of tightened skin

Have you ever tried serum foundations?

Extra Elle:
Some good news after the not-so-great stuff lately: Over the weekend my Pinterest reached 10k followers and my Bloglovin reached 3k! Thank you if you've followed!

Found a tiny secret park that's dog-friendly in my neighborhood. Charlie and I are making plans to investigate further.


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