Martha’s Pick: EyelinerPosted by in Martha's Picks
In the October issue of Martha Stewart Living, Martha’s Pick is T Leclerc Liquid Eyeliner. Martha says to order this from Barney’s, but they did not have it in stock. I ended up ordering from Eva Scrivo. Cost? $26 but with shipping and tax I shelled out $36.00.I got the brown.
I had Teen Martha test drive this first since she uses liquid eyeliner regularly. She liked it, but didn’t think there was anything remarkable about it. I gave it a try next and it was my first attempt with liquid eyeliner. It’s harder to apply then pencil eyeliner so I made a bit of a mess. Once I got it on, it was fine looking. Any mistakes I made wiped off easily with a wet tissue. It did feel a little weird 0 like there was paint drying around my eyes, but I suspect that is something you get with any liquid eyeliner. This is a nice product, but isn’t any better than our regular (much lower priced!) drugstore finds.
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I haven’t worn liquid eyeliner since high school. Is it back in style? I had no idea. It is MUCH harder to apply than an eye pencil. Not sure I have the skill any more.
Apparently it is. I wouldn’t know b/c when I was in high school in the 80s blue eyeliner was the item of choice! My teen uses it regularly. I guess the thinking is you can get a much thinner and sharper line with it. If you’re good at it, you can really control it. I, of course, looked like I had two black eyes when I was done, but I was able to easily wipe the mess off and just leave it all in the right place.
I use liquid+felt tip eye liner every day because I find it really chic, very 50s style, and my eyes looks more defined. I use Maybelline and dries in no time, no funny feelings (ie dry paint). Wipes off in no time too. At first, it takes a little practice if your’re not used to it, but then it’s a breeze. Hope this is helpful.
I haven’t worn it since high school either. I’ve had to pretty much give up any eye makeup due to my allergies. I use Bare Essentials for my face though and don’t have a problem with it. I’ll have to give the eye make up a try at some point.
Yes, I wish Martha would suggest an eye-liner for folks with allergies. I used to love wearing liquid eye-liner. Maybe I should try the Bare Essentials, recommended above?
That sounds mighty expensive for an eyeliner. I don’t use it, personally…it always ends up everywhere BUT my eye!
I saw that in the magazine and chuckled, I must admit. Just seems so out of touch, to recommend a $26 eyeliner these days. But Martha is nothing if not aspirational, right?
I’m sure $26 is nothing to her. She probably can’t even imagine it being an issue for someone.
Hrmm, I take it this is not waterproof? I occasionally wear eyeliner but end up touching my eyes when I get tired. As you can imagine, that’s not a good look.
No, it isn’t. It wiped right off for me with a wet cloth, but it stayed in place if I didn’t wet it so maybe it would work even if you’re rubbing your eyes.
Eye makeup is so demanding (I often wind up looking like a raccoon), but worth it when you want to look good. Not sure I could handle the liquid eyeliner, though.
Eyeliner is the one makeup I always wear when leaving the house. I don’t use anything else unless I’m going to something special.
I’m wondering if teen Martha can share some application tips? I always feel like a clumsy doofus when I try to line my eyes.
I’ll ask her when she gets home from school.
This came at a good time as I’ve been contemplating maybe trying a liquid liner just for fun. So glad I read this! I’ve always been a pencil kind of gal…the feel of paint drying around the eyes doesn’t sound too comfy!
No big secret apparently from Teen Martha, Alisa. She says she slops it on and then cleans it up with a tissue. So she has trouble with it too. I would imagine someone with decent coordination would have better luck than she and I have – we’re hopeless with hand-eye coordination!