A few weeks back I told you about the khaki eyeliner from Clarins that I picked up for €7. I also picked up this gold one at the same time. These eyeliners are lovely to use but I wasn’t sure that I would be using the gold all that often as it didn’t really make my eyes stand out when I lined around the whole eye with it. Luckily I have discovered that this gold is great at making my eyes look brighter when I use it on my waterline. Many people use white eyeliner for this but I find that the white looks chalky and unnatural on me and I just don’t like it. In the past I have used Benefits Eye Bright pencil, which is a pale pink, to brighten my tired eyes and it is fine but now that I have tried the gold, I definitely prefer the gold.
The look below is a soft natural day time look to show you how the gold brightens my eyes. The difference is subtle but that’s what I want from makeup; subtle enhancements. In fairness the waterline of my eyes isn’t that red today but believe me the gold does a nice job at brightening things up when I am bit worse for wear. Here are the products used:
Lid: Max Factor – Auburn Envy
Crease: Max Factor – Feral Brown
Outer corner: Max Factor – Ferocious Black
Eyeliner on Top lid and below bottom Lashes: Bourjois Khol & Contour – Bronze Raffinè
Water Line: Clarins Eye Pencil – Gold
L-R: Without any eye makeup, eye makeup but without the gold, with the gold
L-R without the gold, and with the gold
What colour do you use to brighten tired eyes?
On Saturday I was in a local chemist having a sneaky peek at the Lancôme counter to see if there was anything pretty and new when I spotted a basket on the counter with some discounted cosmetics. It’s not unusual to see a basket of reduced makeup on a counter in a chemist but I never bother to look in them. I always assumed they were full of opened products that people have stuck their fingers into to swatch or else the items are really old or broken. But with a quick glimpse I could see that all the products were either Clarins or Lancôme and they looked fine so I took a closer look. All the products were new, unopened and in perfect condition and better yet they were all marked €7. I’ve been trying not to buy makeup on impulse but instead do some research so I only spend money on products that I really want, but I figured you can’t go wrong with Clarins and the pencil is a beautiful khaki green and you know how much I love green.
The formula is soft a creamy. It glides on smoothly and doesn’t drag the eyelid. Its well pigmented so you get a solid line of colour in one go; I hate when you have to keep going over the line to fill in the colour, which is something that can happen with cheap eyeliners. There is a smudger applicator on one end so you can create a softer or smoky look. It doesn’t set so it’s not smudge proof or water resistant but it does last all day and night and it’s easy to remove. Unfortunately this means it’s not a great choice if you’re totes emosh or you suffer with allergies. But like I said, it is a beautiful khaki green; here are some pictures:
Eye Shadow: Max Factor Wilde Shadow Pot in Auburn Envy
Mascara: Lancôme Hypnose