Monday, September 3, 2012

Glam Liner Aqua Luxe in Glam Lagoon (Review & Swatches)

Price: $5.49 at Ulta, $5.50 at
Where to purchase: any place that sells NYX prodcuts

So, I went to Ulta the other day because I wanted to use the 20% off coupon that was being offered before it expired. I was focusing more on the drugstore section because I don't think the coupon could be used on higher-end products. As I was walking around I saw a stand of NYX products near the back of the store that included in eyeshadow palette, liquid liners, and lipsticks. I have been looking for a good, long-lasting colored liquid liner to try out so I thought I'd give the NYX one a try. I picked up the green shade in Glam Lagoon, and this has become one of my favorite liquid liners!

^ Above is what the brush looks like. It has a brush applicator as opposed to a felt tip. I find that the liner was fairly easy to apply.

I am extremely impressed with the wear of this liner because it doesn't smudge on me. I have very, VERY oily lids and my fold is very close to my lash line so it's difficult for me to find a liner that will last. Well, this liner lasts ALL DAY! After it dries, it stays put! *happy dance* :)

^ The left is a line swatch of the liner. To the right I applied a thicker liner so that you can see the color a bit better. This green shade is very pretty. It has a metallic finish.

I've worn this liner on its own before but after a few uses I find that I like it better when I use it over another dark liner. This makes the green stand out more on my eyes and it appears more opaque.

Below are close-up pictures of the green liner on my eyes. I used really neutral eyeshadow shades since the liner is my pop of color. Before applying the NYX liner, I used a black pencil liner underneath.

I love the effect that this liner gives on my eyes. I'm planning on wearing it to class on those days where I want to look put together without having to put in much effort. I think that a colored liner such as this one does the trick! Not only does it make you appear as if you've spent a decent amount of time on your makeup but it also adds a bit of fun color to your look! I definitely plan on going back to Ulta to pick up a few of the other shades from this line! :)

What is your favorite liquid liner? Have you tried the NYX liquid liner? What are your thoughts?