Monday, 16 April 2012

Tuxedo eyeliner with Illamasqua Precision Ink in Scribe!

Recently Illamasqua launched this incredible whiter-than-Tippex Precision Ink called Scribe with their swirling clashing collection, Human Fundamentalism.  The whole point of the stark product was the idea of reversing tradition and forcing people to think in a different direction.

Right: Precision Ink in Scribe. Left: swatched!
Isn't that what Illamasqua always try to do anyway?

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 ;)
So... what do you think?! Do you think you would be 'brave' enough to wear some white liquid eyeliner?

24 comments:

  1. It's totally wearable! I first saw this style of liner while vacationing in Mexico, of all places. I couldn't stop staring at the girl's makeup. Haha! You look gorgeous, lady!

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  2. I love it paired with the black, but not sure what I would make of it on its own! x

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    1. Haha, I know! It looks really weird on me, especially as my skin is pale! I reckon it'd look amazing on darker skin tones though!

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  3. Love the b&w combination - and your skin looks lovely. : )

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  4. oooo I loveeeee!

    Tx

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    1. :) thank you lovely! It's not for everyday but it was fun :)

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  5. I actually really like the white and black 'tuxedo' eyeliner. It isn't as shocking as just having white but the white also makes your eyes brighter and wider!
    I really love it! :)
    Rachel
    x

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    1. yeah, exactly! I used to have a turquoise liquid liner I would wear the same way! It looked really striking :) x

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  6. Awesome look is awesome! I'm not that good with eyeliner, so if I tried something like that, it'd probably end up a smudgy mess. But if I had your skills, I'd definitely go for it!
    Thanks for the inspiration Cami :D
    x

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    1. practice makes perfect! It is a case of being precise and then making sure all the lines are clean though, which is annoying! x

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  7. Really suits you, I'm hoping the drugstore will have a decent dupe at some point (student problems) x

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    1. thank you lovely! I hope you find one - I wonder if MAC ever had one in their Liquidlasts?! x

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  8. This looks lovely, really suits you and the stark contrast between the black and white looks so good. This is totally something I would love in my collection, a really versatile product!
    Rebecca x

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    1. that's awesome! It is pretty cool - I reckon it'd look killer on darker skin tones too :) x

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  9. That combination looks fantastic, it really widens the eyes and gives almost a Twiggy-esque look, great!

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    1. Twiggy! That's such a cool comparison, I reckon you're right - it does look really mod!

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  10. I would have never thought of that! Somehow it makes your eyes pop even more! Lovely!

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    1. thank you lovely! It is quite striking, isn't it!

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  11. Id wear is to line under the eye with black on top lashline theres so much u can do with this! Also line upper n lower lashlines with black flicked out white kohl on waterline then join up with scribe to flick that out in middle x

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    1. Great idea! Thanks for the suggestion :) x

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  13. What are you wearing I your lips? The color looks perfect on you!

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