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Laura Mercier 'Tightline' Cake Eyeliner
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on 10/18/2012 8:22:00 AM
More reviews by rydellpink
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Curly, Fine
As far as cake liners go, I think this is one of the best. It works well with water. I also sometimes use Paula Dorf Transformer with this. I have it in black.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 7/14/2012 6:32:00 AM
More reviews by xxbetsy
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
I have experimented with pencil, gel and liquid liners. This cake eyeliner blows them all out of the water. I bought the black and eggplant cake liner along with Ben Nye Liquiset. The black is a matte black and the eggplant is a purple with a reddish tint. Pros: - Control: You can use this to make everything from delicate to dramatic looks. You can adjust the amount of liquid to change the pigmentation (it is very very pigmented). - Longevity: With Liquiset, it lasts all day, even with my oily lids. There is absolutely no creasing or smudging through 14+ hour days.- Ease of use: It takes a minimal amount of practice to work out how to best use water/liquiset to make the line you require with the least amount of mess. After that, it's as easy as can be. There's rarely a need to go over your line again, application is smooth, touching up is simple with a gentle eye makeup remover and Q-tip. - Value for money: Each pot was about $7 and Liquiset cost $6. Each use makes the smallest of dents, so I envision that this will last me for years of daily use. It's not going to dry out as a liquid or gel liner might.- No irritation: I have quite sensitive eyes and eyelids and I've yet to experience even the slightest irritation.Cons: These really aren't cons to me, but they may influence some people- Portability: It's less convenient to carry around than a pencil, but if you're happy to use water instead of a sealant, then it's reasonable.- Availability in Australia: As far as I know, it's significantly cheaper to buy from a website and pay for shipping than to buy it here.- Colours available: There's only a few colours, unfortunately. How I use it: I shake my Liquiset jar and open it up. I dip my clean ELF Studio Smudge/Precision brush or Ecotools Angled brush into the small amount of liquid stuck to the lid. I then apply as desired and clean off the lid with a Q-tip before closing it. I touch up if needed with some oil-free gentle eye makeup remover.
4 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 5/22/2011 2:39:00 PM
More reviews by MissRivett
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium
Got this from my local theatre store since I've never used a cake liner before. Ben Nye has never really let me down before, but I really didn't like this. It's not a terrible product, but I feel it takes me forever to apply it. It dries out too quickly and I'm constantly reapplying a sealer. Not to mention it's not a very opaque liner, it's go on a little clear in some areas and then dark in others. Great liner for those willing to spend 20 minute applying it.
2 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 4/29/2009 7:00:00 PM
More reviews by SKITTLES33
Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm
Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium
I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS PRODUCT I AM A TOTAL MAKEUP JUNKIE BUT FINDING THE PERFECT EYELINER HAS ALWAY BEEN A PROBLEM I DON'T USE PENCIL LINERS BECAUSE I HAVE SMALL EYE LIDS AND I WOULD ALWAYS WIND UP WITH A BLACK/BROWN LINE UNDER MY EYE BROW FROM MY PENCIL LINERS I READ SOME REVIEWS PURCHASE BEN NYES CAKE LINER AND I FELL IN LOOOOOOOOVE I MIX IT WITH MEDUSAS WATER RESISTANT EYELINER SEALANT AND USE THE BEN NYE EYELINER BRUSH AND WOW GREAT RESULTS!!!
on 3/28/2009 11:07:00 AM
More reviews by Butterflylover
Age: 56 & Over
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
When mixed with Ben Nye LiquiSet Mixing Liquid this eyeliner becomes water resistant and will remain as applied even if hot weather until you're ready to remove it. Awesome value for money, goes on easily, precisely with MAC 210.
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 3/26/2009 5:20:00 PM
More reviews by Beautyandmind
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
I uploaded 2 pics - the first one is in "brown" the second one is in "black".This is honestly the very best eyeliner out there - forget fluidline and L'oreal HIP as long as you don't go swimming. It's a pitty the cake eyeliners are not waterproof but for every day work and school they are the best products out there because they are so extremely easy to apply and cover 100% in one application. I just dipp my eyeliner brust into some water and then dry it a little on a paper towel - pick up some colour and I am ready to apply. Good things about this product - highly pigmented, can't dry out because its already pressed powder pigment :) therefore much much longer useable compared to fluid eyeliners that dry out quickly sometimes.The black eyeliner applies similar to the NYX black eyeshadow that I used before as an eyeliner but the staying power of the cake eyeliners is much better especially in the inner eye corner area. The brown colour is perfect for the natural more nude look - if you just want to intensify your eyes but not overdo them - that's the right colour for you girls. I used it with toast E/S and golden apricot E/S and it really is amazing nice and natural. You can really experiment with brown cake eyeliner - maybe just put on vanilla E/S and this eyeliner and some brown mascara and get a really nude nude beautiful look.
6 of 7 people found this helpful.
on 1/8/2009 3:58:00 AM
More reviews by askr
Skin: Combination, Olive, Neutral
Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium
This is the first time I've used a cake eyeliner, and I can tell you, it's far easier than cream, gel, liquid or pencil liners! I've used this water and with La Femme's Eye Sealant and both work great. It's extremely easy to control the thickness of the liner and perfect it without messing it up, because it's creamy and smooth. I use SK's bent eyeliner brush which gives me the greatest control. No points for not being WP as that was not my intention in buying this product. Lasts all day, no stinging, no crumbling, no flaking, no dullness to its finish.
on 11/15/2007 5:48:00 PM
More reviews by thrpschr
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
Great basic eyeliner. I wear liquid eyeliner pretty much daily, I have tried several brands and this is hands down the best of the ones that are available to me. I like my liner very liquid, so cake liners are practical to me, but other cake liners I've tried dry very matte, or a greyish off-black. This one, when used with Ben Nye LiquiSet, produces a true black line with a slight sheen to the surface that I like, and it stands up to long days (12+ hours) without smudging, running, crumbling or disappearing, and unlike a few liners I've tried, this one doesn't irritate my eyes in the least.The price is hard to beat. I payed about 16$ for the cake eyeliner and LiquiSet, and both will last me for well over a year with daily use. Excellent product, overall - money well invested. The only reason it doesn't get a 5 is that it isn't waterproof; but it doesn't claim to be, anyway.
on 10/27/2007 4:44:00 PM
More reviews by alal
Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I now exclusively use this as my liquid eyeliner. The price for this generous long lasting pot is only $5-6!! I would never find anything in Sephora for that price!I use black and it is a rich, true pigmented black. Perfect! I was using so many other liners that are 'watery', like L'Oreal Voluminous marker eyeliner, and odd off blacks that are more brown or blue. I bought this at Alcone with their eyeliner brush and it was so easy to put on! I'm not kidding, I was astounded at myself at how well I put it on. I've always had so much trouble with all those felt tip pens, Lancome's Artliner, and chunky markers, L'oreal's Voluminous marker, as well as those tiny brushes. Using the proper tools made this soo much better and I can control the width of the line a lot better. It is not water proof, but so long as you don't get caught in the rain or cry you'll be ok. In any case, I put my sister's She Laq just in case for a concert I went to and it didn't move, and we got caught in the rain.I'm officially giving up my fascination with Sephora and so called 'high end' makeup in favor of theater makeup like Ben Nye and Kryolan.Just wanted to add, this is apparently a fav staple of many makeup artists. EDIT: I don't think they make this in a dark navy blue. I tried looking at several sites and they don't seem to have it. Wish they did tho!
7 of 7 people found this helpful.
on 10/22/2007 2:42:00 AM
More reviews by anuska
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
Such a good product for the price. I got the charcoal and I love how there's so much pigment. I will purchase more shades.
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