The Art of the Liner

Monday, October 7, 2013 10 0

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Applying my own make-up is definitely not one of my talents.  Make-up artists are exactly that . . . artists, and I have no artistic ability whatsoever.  So it’s no surprise that I absolutely love having my make-up applied by a professional. Since that’s not something that I do very often, I’m always searching for easy-to-apply make-up. Liquid eyeliner is definitely not what I think of when I say easy-to-apply.  Frankly, it’s always scared me.  I’ve tried to apply it a few times, with a horrendous, uneven outcome.  When I received an offer to try the new Lancôme Artliner 24H eyeliner, I thought that since I’m a woman in my 30’s, it’s probably about time that I learn how to apply liquid liner.

 

Lancôme’s Artliner is celebrating it’s 20th anniversary, and to celebrate this milestone, Lancôme has launched the new Artliner 24H in 10 gorgeous and intense colours.

 

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One of my main struggles with my skin, including my eyelids, is that it’s extremely oily, which means my make-up usually melts down my face quicker than it takes me to apply it.  Liquid eyeliner has always intrigued me because it seems like it would last longer than a pencil eyeliner, but again, I’ve never been able to apply it properly. Lancôme must have sensed my concerns because they created 8 how-to video tutorials that break down different techniques for applying liquid liner into simple step-by-step strokes.

 

Below is the video I used to learn how to apply my favourite colour of the Artliner 24H collection, Royal Blue.

 

 

 

 

After watching the video and learning the trick of applying liquid liner in 3 sections starting from the outside of the eye, I was actually able to apply it pretty easily.  I really love the smoothness of the felt-tip applicator which easily applied a dense and precise line.  What impressed me the most was the long-lasting and smudge-proof formula.  I wore the liner all day long and it didn’t smudge at all!  That’s truly shocking for me because I’ve never experienced that before.  It will take me a little bit of practice to perfect my liquid eyeliner application, but this is definitely the easiest-to-apply liner I’ve used.  Plus, the colours are just gorgeous.

 

If you’re interested in trying the new Artliner 24H, Lancôme is offering 10% off any purchase on Lancome.ca with the code CRAZYSTYLE10 until October 16.  Also, if you purchase an Artliner 24H on Lancome.ca before November 3, you can receive a free sample of Cils Booster, Lancôme’s super enhancing mascara base, with the code CRAZYSTYLECILS.

 

To coordinate with my favourite hue in the Artliner 24H collection, below are some Royal Blue pieces for Fall that are on my wish list.  How absolutely fabulous is that Partyskirt?

 

Royal Blue

Row 1:  Partyskirts Skirt, Lancôme Artliner 24H, Ted Baker Jacket

Row 2:  DVF dress, Baublebar Necklace, Manolo Blahnik Heels

Row 3:  Alexandre Birman Sandal, DVF Shirtdress

Row 4:  Nicholas Coat, 7 FAM Velvet Pants, ASOS Sandals

 

A few other fabulous Canadian bloggers are also sharing their reviews of the Lancôme Artliner 24H.  Visit their blog’s to check them out:  Oh My Heart, Toronto Beauty Reviews, Beauty Reflections, Beauty Crazed, Le Cahier, and Crystal Candy Makeup.

 

 

 

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10 Comments
  • Alyssa
    October 7, 2013

    I absolutely love the idea of cobalt liner–especially for a night out!

    • Jenny
      October 16, 2013

      I agree! I was so scared of it at first, but I really LOVE how it looks on! 🙂

  • Shira
    October 7, 2013

    Ooh I need to try that eyeliner! Wish they had a darker gold-like brownish gold- that would be so pretty!

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    • Jenny
      October 16, 2013

      Yes, that would be a gorgeous colour too. Definitely check out their gold shade, which is really beautiful on also. 🙂

  • CrystalCandy
    October 7, 2013

    Royal Blue is stunning, it’s my favorite too!

    • Jenny
      October 16, 2013

      Yes, it’s such a beautiful colour! 🙂

  • ash
    October 7, 2013

    I suck at liquid liner too. I love these bright colors! I can’t wait to see you wear them.

    • Jenny
      October 16, 2013

      Thanks so much Ash! Good to know I’m not the only one that isn’t great with liquid liner. 🙂

  • Rose Frey
    October 8, 2013

    Wow, this brings back memories! I was working for Lancome when they launched Artliner! I am so excited to see the fabulous new colours. Make up is still my art:)

    • Jenny
      October 16, 2013

      Ooohh, you worked for Lancome!? 🙂 What a fabulous job that must have been! I’m so jealous of your make-up talent! 🙂