Makeup Wars perks up your eyes

MAKEUP WARS is all about eyes today, expanding from the typical to the somewhat atypical. Ways to perk up your eye makeup can be as simple or bold as wearing a colorful mascara as well as changing up your eyeliner from your typical black or dark brown. I’ve chosen my favorite colorful eyeliners to share with you since a day without eyeliner for me is a day my eyes disappear.

STILA GOT INKED CUSHION EYE LINER is my new favorite eyeliner. Yes I do play favorites and right now the play is with these very cool cushion eye liners. This is a liquid eyeliner unlike any you’ve used. It comes in a pot with the liquid under a cushion top. Use your favorite brush (I prefer a very thin one) and press it onto the webbed sponge top and you’ve got your color. Stila compares it to using a calligraphy pen that you dip into the sponge. These don’t seem like they’ll spill. I first bought it in Smoky Quartz Ink and after using it twice I knew I needed another so along came Copper Ink. Both are within my comfort zone but on the edge of it. You can go thick or thin, you can draw cat eyes, you can do anything your heart desires and the color will last. It comes in 6 shades (Black Obsidian, Amethyst, Blue Sapphire, Garnet plus Smoky Quartz and Copper).

Stila Got Inked Cushion Eye Liners

Stila Got Inked Cushion Eye Liners

Smoky Quartz Ink is a pewter taupe that is metallic and will take on the colors of your eye makeup depending on the light. While there’s no glitter in it, it looks that way because of the high shine. When I wear this with a gold and khaki combination it seems to pick up that khaki undertone. Copper Ink isn’t quite as metallic but it’s far from flat. It’s stunning with a variety of browns but when it really looks unique is wearing it with eyeshadow in the navy family. Copper Ink is making me shop my stash for new looks.

Stila Got Inked Cushion Eye Liners - top Smoky Quartz In, bottom Copper Ink

Stila Got Inked Cushion Eye Liners – top Smoky Quartz In, bottom Copper Ink

I’m a huge fan of liquid eyeliners but they are not all created equal. The length and sturdiness of the brush are the keys for me finding the ones I love. While I don’t wear pencil eyeliners that often I’ve found that Pur Minerals (now Pur Cosmetics) has a combination that has the best of both worlds. DOUBLE EGO EYELINERS are liquid on one end and pencil on the other end. Use separately or combine for great looks.

Pur Minerals Double Ego liners

Pur Minerals Double Ego liners

Look at those colors! Milan (inky black), Tasmania (dark chocolate), Madagascar (black gold), Bora Bora (royal blue), Swiss Alps (cool pewter), Rio de Janeiro (deep plum), Bali (emerald green), and Queensland (aquatic teal). While I mostly wear Tasmania I’ve been known to wear Swiss Alps (pewter) and Rio de Janiero (plum) to shake it up a bit. These are amazing eyeliners.

Last but far from least on my list are the YOUNGBLOOD EYE-MAZING LIQUID EYELINER PENS. These are available in 5 shades that are beautiful and go beyond black. The brush is what makes these so wonderful. For me they glide on and last, rarely going astray. I’ve bought backups of Marron since it’s an amazing brown eyeliner. Gris (soft grey) and Verde (dark forest green) are unique to my eyeliner collection.

Eye-Mazing Liquid Liner Pens from

Eye-Mazing Liquid Liner Pens from

Youngblood Liquid Liner in Azul, Gris, Noir, Verde and Marron

Youngblood Liquid Liner in Azul, Gris, Noir, Verde and Marron

What are your favorite eyeliners? As you can tell I’m obsessed with liquid eyeliners and love having this variety on hand. — Marcia


  1. Smoky Quartz is so pretty

  2. That Stila eyeliner is SO interesting to me. I’ve been dying to see it in person. I’ve heard nothing but positive things about it!

  3. I have never tried liquid eyeliners, but they look really interesting…

  4. Wow, Smokey Quartz and Copper Ink are absolutely gorgeous!

  5. I’ve been lazy lately and I’ve been using pencils, but those Stila metallic liners definitely look great to me! I need to break out my liquids and gels

  6. I am still trying to get into the hang of liquid eyeliners??

  7. OK I OBVIOUSLY need those Stila cushion liners!!!! Wow!

  8. I still need to try those Stila eyeliners!

  9. I like the variety of those Pur Minerals liners!

  10. Ohhh, that Stila Smoky Quartz looks stunning!

  11. Those Pur Minerals eyeliners= <3!!!

  12. Those Pur Minerals Double Ego Eyeliners look very pretty!

  13. Lots of great choices here. I pretty much live in MUFE liners.

  14. OH my gosh, I’ve tried so many eyeliners in the past year. And I’ve gone back to gels. I love MAC’s fluidline pots. I need something that lasts on my oily lids, and I have tried every waterproof/smudgeproof long lasting eyeliner out there. They just don’t quite cut it, and liquid liners are just too harsh for me. I love my MAC fluidline 😀
    Those Stila ones looks gorgeous!

  15. I’ve got to try those Stila liners!! They are so gorgeous and metallic, I’m such a sucker for metallics!

  16. The PUR liners are among my favorites! I’ve been eyeing up the ones from Stila. They look so amazing and gorgeous!!

  17. I am a liquid eyeliner person as well! I can never get an even, steady line with pencil.

  18. I’m a huge liquid liner fan!

  19. those Stila liners are so cool looking! I have never seen a cushion eyeliner before. I am a big fan of the Physician’s Formula Eye Booster liquid eyeliner in both Ultra Black and Brown. It’s my fave.

  20. Oooh LOVE the liner picks! I always think it’s a sign when one product makes it into more two or more posts in a Makeup Wars: I must have it! Those Stila liners are calling my name, and I’ve been curious about the Pur Minerals double-ended liners too – they look gorgeous!

  21. I have the blue Stila Cushion Liner that I have yet to try. My favorite type of liners are pencil. Easier to use and my go to fave!

  22. I love Kat Von D Liquid liners and recently Lancome Drama Liqui-Pencil

  23. I don’t have a favorite eyeliner! It just has to be liquid!

  24. Those Stila liners are amazing!

  25. So many pretty shades.

  26. The Pur Minerals Duo looks awesome. I like to tightline and smudge my bottom lashline, so these would be perfect.

  27. So many beautiful liners!! I like to play up my eyes too, hubs says it’s my prettiest feature.

  28. Ooh these are all so pretty! love the Pur Minerals !

  29. I definitely need the Stila Smokey Quartz in my life! Such a great shade.

  30. I love that copper shade so much!

  31. Natalie Brown says

    I love colorful eye liners to switch-up a look and these are gorgeous. This is a cool topic too. Thanks for the suggestions. 🙂