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Favorite eyeliners and lipliners

Eyeliners and lipliners are the stars of the show this week and I’ve got a lot of pictures to share. I like lipliners but I don’t use them all the time but I don’t go out without eyeliner. That’s my jam and I absolutely must have it on if anyone other than my immediate family is going to see me. My eyes totally disappear otherwise.

I was a huge gel eyeliner fan for years. I’d use almost nothing else. I had every MAC and Bobbi Brown one and then started collecting other brands. I was sure that gel eyeliners were going to be all that I used. And then I had an epiphany. Eddie Funkhouser came into my life with his Ultra Definition Eye Lining Stylus and that was it. Yes I still used my gels but the more I used the black liquid eyeliner from Eddie Funkhouser the more I grew to love liquid liners.

Eddie Funkhouser Ultra Defnition Eye Lining Stylus
Eddie Funkhouser Ultra Defnition Eye Lining Stylus

The tip of a liquid eyeliner is what is most important to me and the tip on this EF one is what all others get compared too. It’s thin yet firm. Some liquid liners have squishy styluses but not Eddie. The ultra black ink flows without skipping. I can do a line once and not have to go back over it. At the end of the day with this and all others though I do usually have to add more on the bottom lashline since my eyes water a little.

Physician’s Formula Eye Booster and Eddie Funkhouser Ultra Definition Eye Lining Stylus

After my experience with Eddie’s black liner I bought a ridiculous amount of brown liquid liners until I found my favorite: Physician’s Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum (aka PF). Of all the brown liquid liners this is the one I’ve bought half a dozen times including just this past weekend. Although it’s available in black, ultra black and deep brown I’ve only purchased deep brown. Between Eddie Funkhouser and PF I’m in eyeliner heaven.

liquid eyeliner swatches

Other brown liquid liners I recommend are Jesse’s Girl, Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Mad Max Brown, and Youngblood Marron. All 3 of these have worked great for me. I have backups of the Youngblood, PF, and Eddie Funkhouser since I’m going nowhere without them.

Pencil eyeliners from MAC, Eddie Funkhouser, and Painted Earth

Pencil eyeliners in my house outnumber the amount of lipsticks too even though I don’t use them often. I do have three favorites though that I think are beautiful.

Pencil eyeliners from MAC, Eddie Funkhouser, and Painted Earth

I used to wear only MAC eye pencils before I became enamored with gel liners. MAC Black Russian remains a favorite and one of the few I use. It’s a black blue with teeny sparkles and really adds a twinkle. But of course it’s discontinued so I’ll savor mine. Eddie Funkhouser’s Graffiti Cream Eyeliner is an excellent black pencil that wears well on the waterline, can be smudged, and lasts on me! I love Painted Earth Superwear Gel Liner in Baroque. The color is stunning with it’s metallic golden brown hue. Another I have backups of. The other shades are great too but it’s Baroque that’s so unique.

Jane Iredale Mystikol liner in Dark Topaz
Jane Iredale Mystikol liner in Dark Topaz
Jane Iredale Mystikol liner in Dark Topaz

I haven’t forgotten gel eyeliners and I do use them often. My newest is Jane Iredale Mystikol in Dark Topaz. I bought this after reading Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog about the one she has in black. This is a beautiful golden brown with a built in brush that is actually great to use. It’s become my go to for gel eyeliner (even though it’s called Mystikol Powdered Eyeliner).

Wet n Wild Perfectpout Gel Lip Liners

Lipliners are the second part of this post. Last week I found a display with Wet n’ wild Perfectpout Gel Lip Liners ($3.19 each) at CVS (They are $2.99 on the wnw site). Since my local CVS stores never have anything new from WnW I grabbed these up and plan to go back for another one.

Wet n Wild Perfectpout Gel Lip Liners

My bathroom light where I’ve been taking pictures is very yellow so these aren’t totally true but Bare to Comment is a great nude lipliner. These are wind up so no sharpening needed. Gel liners, whether eye or lip, can dry out quickly so be careful to keep the top snapped in place. Since you can’t swatch you have to guess but at this price (and a CVS coupon) you can’t lose out. Never Petal Down is a great pink.

Lipliner favorites

More lipliner favorites though a lot are discontinued: Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk which is a great nude and works well with my 2 CT lipsticks and others, Estee Lauder Midnight Plum (discontinued) and the only dark lipliner I actually use, Shiseido 702 and Brun Mauve (both discontinued but there are other great shades).

Lipliner favorites

Make Up For Ever Aqua Lips in 14C (Light Rosewood) is another great one for nude lips, Mary Kay Dusty Pink which is old as the hills and I was so upset when it was discontinued though I bought 3 more on Ebay within the last year, Mally Nude Light is a gel lipliner that’s glossy and fun to wear, and Lancome Charme.

And now you know my liner secrets! If I was forced to narrow this down it would be hard but Eddie Funkhouser liquid liner in black, Physician’s Formula liquid liner in brown, and Mary Kay’s discontinued Dusty Pink lipliner would be the ones you couldn’t wrest from my little hands!  —  Marcia

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  1. Crystal Fuentes | 14th Aug 17

    Since just finally feeling comfortable with a gel liner I’m thinking I need to branch out a bit and try some of these! I have been wanting to try the Kat Von D, but with the name like “tattoo ” liner, I figured I should probably master my skills before I put a wicked crisscross tattoo on my face, LOL! The Jane Iredale in Dark Topaz is beautiful!

  2. Cindi | 14th Aug 17

    Hands down my two favorite eyeliners are Stila and the Eyeko Fat liquid liners. Honorable mention goes to L’Oréal liquid liner. For lips I use a lot of Jordana liner pencils. I took a quick look and about 80% of my liners are Jordana so that must by my favorite. I will use anything that looks good though and am not brand picky.

  3. Lisa Ehrman | 14th Aug 17

    Wow! I’ve never seen so many colors of liners. These are lovely.

  4. Christy Peeples DuBois | 15th Aug 17

    I love this post!! Lip and eye liners have been favorites of mine also for as long as I can remember. I am definitely picking up the eyeliners you use asap. I love your lip liners also. I have pillow talk and my absolute favorite ever lip liner and lipstick is a Mary Kay liner and lipstick and both were discontinued. I was heart broken. I have purchased what I found on eBay. Someone commented to me that I surely wasn’t going to use them was I because the product was old. I said I sure am as long as I can.
    I love your suggestions and can’t wait to try them.

  5. Naked Without Polish | 15th Aug 17

    I don’t really use either of these, but I’m loving the look of Black Russian.

  6. Courtney | 15th Aug 17

    I don’t own any of those brands but I really like Jane Iredale Mystikol liner in Dark Topaz.

  7. Kathryne | 15th Aug 17

    I rarely use eyeliners and lip liners but these are good suggestions

  8. Krystal E | 15th Aug 17

    I’ve never used a lip liner! I am so behind I feel!

  9. Kristi V BeginNails | 15th Aug 17

    Wow, that Eddie Funkhouse looks so fine and clean crips lines. I hadn’t heard of that brand & now it’s on my radar. I love these types of posts – I get to learn about new products!

  10. The Jedi Wife | 15th Aug 17

    I love the idea of liners and always inevitably end up with a mess over my eyes with my combination skin. I’ll have to try some of your suggestions!

  11. Painted Fingertips | 15th Aug 17

    Russian looks really cool!

  12. Brenda Disimone | 15th Aug 17

    Eddie Funkhouse

  13. Ehmkay Nails | 16th Aug 17

    My favorite liner will forever my Clinique!

  14. Shilpa Gandotra | 17th Aug 17

    I love the look of those stylus liners. I normally prefer using pencils when I’m on the go but love the final outcome that a gel liner gives

  15. Lacquerexpression | 18th Aug 17

    I really enjoyed reading this post and would love to try some of the drugstore choices, as I don’t use much lip or eye liners.

  16. Brooke | 18th Aug 17

    That Painted Earth liner is STUNNING

  17. Emily Draher | 21st Aug 17

    Eyeliners are probably my favorite makeup item. You’ve highlighted some great ones here!

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