Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Wonderful Brown Eyeliners

Last week when I wrote about Mally Roncal, the makeup artist who inspired me to wear makeup, a lot of you wanted to get brown eyeliners after reading. I must say that I'm very flattered that you are reading my blog and follow what I wrote. You make me happy, my dear readers, and as a result, today I am going to tell you about brown eyeliners. The agenda of the day has two parts: part 1 is to review the brown eyeliners that are worthy of my attention and good for us all to use, and part 2 is a tutorial and FOTD to show you how to use the brown liner. Sounds good? So let us begin, ya?

There's no secret that I love brown eyeliners because (a) it is not black, therefore giving me a softer look, (b) it can be used as an eyeshadow instead of a liner, and (c) sometimes it can be used as an eyebrow pencil as well (although I don't use it that way anymore!) So for an eyeliner pencil, you get 3 different types of usage out of it and I think that's swell.

I've tried lots of eyeliners in the past, some went straight to the dump while others were so good that they simply disappeared. So I'm going to make a list of the top hits and give it to you, right here, right now :)

1. Rimmel London Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Pencil in Sable Brown

Image courtesy of Rimmel London

This kohl eyeliner is really soft and easy to blend to give a smokey eyed look. I think it is suitable for people with normal to dry skin as it smudges a lot when I use it. Personally, I like Rimmel for its price: this kohl liner is around $3-4 USD, probably the cheapest and high-quality liner in the drugstore.

2. L'Oreal Le Kohl eyeliner in Cafe
Image courtesy of Ulta

If you want a high-end product with a drugstore price, Le Kohl is for you. This product is so good it was repossesed by my mama! She came, she saw, she conquered my Le Kohl eyeliner by just saying, "This one suits me" and put it in her makeup bag. That's how good it is, if my mom used it then it's worthy of attention. Cafe is a darker shade of brown and looks really rich on the skin. If you can't let go of your black eyeliner but want to join team brown, Le Kohl Cafe eyeliner is a good start. Currently around $6-7 USD, this product probably is one of the irreplaceable items at L'Oreal.

3. Revlon Luxurious Eyeliner in Sueded Brown

Image courtesy of Revlon

Since Revlon no longer makes Teakwood, I went to Wal-mart to look for its replacement. Currently Revlon has Color Stay eyeliners which are wonderful to use but hard to smudge. Luxurious eyeliner is a newer product with a pencil side and a smudge-tip side. I am very impressed with the design as it looks like something from Estee Lauder that costs more money. Currently sold for $6-7 USD, this product is worthy of my attention.

4. MAC Teddy Eye Kohl
Image courtesy of Elle UK

After Teakwood, I thought I would never wear brown liners again as almost none of the drugstore version could measure up to it. However, when I watched Matthieu, aka aboywearingmakeup, on YouTube and he recommended Teddy, I knew I had to get it. This liner is anything but your basic liner: it is plushy, rich, smooth, and gives you that 3D look, all in one pencil. The liner has flecks of gold and light brown pigments that makes your eyes spark. I think everyone should get Teddy although it's a bit pricier than the drugstore version ($14.50 USD a piece). I am going to use mine until the very end of it because this liner worths every single penny I spent.

And guess who used Teddy in one of her music videos?

It's Britney, y'all!
Image courtesy of Britney Spears Cafe

According to Britney Spears Cafe, she used this liner in her music video. From the look of it, it looked like "Me Against the Music". You can read more details here. I love the way they pair her brown eyeliner with silver/ gunmetal eye shadow. I have to try that combo one day.

That's all for part one, please come back later for part two where I am going to show y'all how to rock the look. Please come back, ok?

Have a lovely day,
Your Makeup Blogger

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  1. Thanks for the review. I am in need of an eyeliner since mine is almost gone!

  2. Hi Kaolee,

    You're welcome. I'm also like you to use the liner until its very end.

  3. Thanks for the reviews. I think I'm gonna try the L'Oreal one, it sounds interesting.

    Can't wait to see the look.

  4. Hi Gio,

    Le Kohl probably is the oldest item that L'Oreal still sells. I think it was once discontinued for a short period of time and people went riot. Please come back for the look :)


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