|Right: Precision Ink in Scribe. Left: swatched!|
The whole point was that they probably knew when packing my (amazing) goody bag with handpicked items from the collection that they'd have a fight on their hands.
I am a slave to black liquid eyeliner. I love that flirty-flicked insouciance that pairs so well with a cocked eyebrow, heels and a fire engine pout. For me, the classic black liquid liner is that sexy STRUT that some women get in an amazingly expensive pair of heels (on a side-note: in heels, I am horribly clumsy and fall over a lot. I do not have the sexy strut…) Winged eyeliner makes me feel confident and pretty, and without it I feel sort of… not-special and a bit like Gollum.
So I pretty much knew Illamasqua had a challenge on their hands with this white eyeliner and I. The fight was on!
I tried the white eyeliner on its own and immediately reared back from the mirror in utter horror. I was terrified! I don't know if it was the sheer contrast (well, that was sort of the point of the product…) or whether I was actually truly horrified. It's definitely an adjustment…
While using this product, I became aware of just how much I really love the Precision Ink formula: it's pigmented, slick and stays on all day with no problem with one-swipe amazing pigmentation and no sheerness. That may or may not appeal seeing as we're talking about a white liquid eyeliner here - because there's absolutely no easing yourself in gently here. Illamasqua simply don't seem to cater to that ;) A little point though: unless you're into the snow queen look, mind how you go as I managed to give my lashes a great white coating too. Nothing a bit of Bioderma couldn't solve, but something to bear in mind.
ANYWAY so I hit on a sweet little solution which I quite proudly call… Tuxedo eyeliner, and I think it looks pretty great, and of course, it matches my awesome tap-shoe style brogues and it's sweet and subtle in a double-take kind of way. It could equally be called skunk eyeliner too, though… I'm kind of enjoying the go-faster stripes effect that Scribe created here - very subtle and an easy way to break myself in.
|I'm still tempted to call it skunk eyeliner. Or raccoon!|
|That soulful gaze... Don't mind the creased concealer ;)|