The Eyeliner Experiment

So how good is an eyeshadow primer in helping your eyeliner from smearing?
I never really knew the answer until I tried it myself. I say (based on my experience), it does help more than setting my eyeliner pencil with a matching eyeshadow...

Just a little background:
  • The skin around my eye area is normal (I think). But it tends to be a little oily in a hot weather and sometimes it tends to be a dry in a cold weather.
  • I live in a hot and humid weather.
  • No problem with eyeliner smudging on my upper lash line. But the smearing under my lower lash line, especially the ones on the outer corner is just CRAZY.
I am currently using Too Faced Shadow Insurance, my first and the only eyeshadow primer that i have ever used so I can't compare to other similar products. I decided to get this over Urban Decay Shadow Primer because I heard UDPP tends to make the skin a little too dry. My eye area does get dry sometimes so I would stay away from something that would make it drier.. One more reason why I chose TFSI is because of the packaging. TFSI is more hygienic and no problem with finishing the product because of the tube packaging. Just squeeze. While I heard a lot of people where having a problem with UDPP trying to get all the product from it because of how the bottle is shaped. A lot of left-overs inside so you're gonna have to cut the bottle to finish it all up. Although, I think now UDPP has released it with a new wand which I suppose would help you get more product from the bottle.

Anyway, on with the experiment. Here's how it went.

1.) The Revlon Colorstay w/o Too Faced Shadow Insurance experiment

Below is the BEFORE picture. I took it right after I have applied Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner Pencil on both my upper and lower lash line. No Too Faced Shadow Insurance was applied.

Approximately after 6 hours, here's the result. I did a couple of touch-ups throughout the day. No problem with the upper lash line. But see the lower lash line, especially the one on the outer corner. It bled and smudged. And it's gross. =( I wasn't able to do some touch-up before I took the picture so as you can see, the eyeliner's almost faded on my waterline.

2.) The Revlon Colorstay w/ Too Faced Shadow Insurance experiment

Using a tiny dot of Too Faced Shadow Insurance for both my lower lash line.

Below is the BEFORE picture. I applied TFSI under my lower lash line and used Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner Pencil on both my upper and lower lash line.

Approximately after 6 hours, here's the result. I did a couple of touch-ups throughout the day. No problem with the upper lash line. The lower lash line do not appear as gross as the first experiment. Although, you would notice there's a little bit of darkening on the lower lash line. There were also a bit of black specks which I accidentally removed before I got home (I just suddenly forgot about the whole experiment I'm doing). I don't know if that came from my eyeliner or my mascara, but I'm guessing it's the mascara. I did some touch up before I took the pic so you'll notice it's not as faded as the first experiment. And also, I noticed that sometimes the outer corner tends to get darker than the one below. I don't know, I guess it depends on how long you wear it and how hot/humid the weather is.


3.) The MAC Fluidline w/o Too Faced Shadow Insurance experiment

Below is the BEFORE picture. I used MAC Fluidline in blacktrack as my eyeliner without the use of Too Faced Shadow Insurance.

Approximately after 9 hours, here's the result. No touch ups was made throughout the day. It did fade, but you can still see it on my waterline which is good. Pencils don't stay that long. You will also notice a slight darkening on my lower line especially on the outer corner part. Almost unnoticeable.

4.) The MAC Fluidline w/ Too Faced Shadow Insurance experiment

Below is the BEFORE picture. I used MAC Fluidline in blacktrack as my eyeliner. I used Too Faced Shadow Insurance. A small dot of TFSI is enough for both lower lash line.

Approximately after 9 hours, , 's the result. No touch ups was made throughout the day. Can you even tell the difference from the BEFORE picture? Yes it might have faded a little bit but it didn't smudge, and there's no darkening. Maybe a little but I don't even notice it.

Note: I know a lot are saying that using MAC Fluidline on your waterline may not be safe. But I have tried it a couple of times and it didn't irritate my eyes or anything. So it's up to you guys if you would want to use it on your waterline or not. I'm also quite hesitant about it but I just tend to give in. Because it stays and it doesn't even budge... But I guess I'll probably be just using this occassionally like when I know I'd really be needing some staying power.


So that's all. Thanks for reading. Hope you enjoyed this post. I'm quite busy these days with a lot of things. =( Hopefully I could post more soon.

1 comments:

~tHiAmErE~ said...

ohhh!
this is a nice post!

you really put it to the test
i like this!

thanks for this awesome post!
^_^

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