Anyway, I've been loving my eyeliners lately. Particularly, the ones I picked up from MAC's Cham-Pale collection: Feline and the NC15/NW20 Chromagraphic Pencil. I'll be up front and say that the real star of the show here is the chromagraphic pencil. I've been LUSTING for this since its release in the Pret-A-Papier collection. It sold out before I could get my hands on it. I know I could've ordered it from the MAC store, but I figured it'd be back around again.
|Feline on top, NC15/NW20 pencil on bottom|
Feline (14.50 USD, limited edition) is an ultra black kohl power liner. Seriously, they don't get much blacker than this. It's the perfect eyeliner to smudge or blend out with a smoky eye. Normally, I never wear liner on my waterline because I have small eyes, black liner just makes them look smaller. Still, I tried Feline on my waterline just to tell you guys what I thought of it. I didn't like it. It didn't wear long at all and it migrates quicker than the birds who fly south for the winter. After an hour or two, there was more liner under my eyes than there was on my waterline. I think it's safe to say that this is better for the upper lash line.
The NC15/NW20 Chromagraphic pencil (14.50 USD, limited edition) is top notch. I like to wear this one on my waterline because it makes my eyes look bigger, brighter, and refreshed. This works well when I'm doing the 'no make up'-make up look because it looks natural and pairs well with just a hint of mascara. I also love this when I'm doing a smoky eye with thick liner on the upper lash line. Apply a little mascara to your bottom lashes (just be careful not to hit your waterline) and you'll get that doll-eyed effect. Love it. The best part about this is that it wears for an exceptionally long time, like the chromagraphic pencils are suppose to do. Another thing I think this pencil would be good for is when you're doing red lips. Ever hear that trick about how you should take a concealer brush and some concealer then apply a little around the outside of your lip line to make your red lips pop? In theory, I imagine this would be perfect for that but I haven't tried it yet.
|Feline (left), NC15/ NW20 pencil (right)|
Both pencils are down right awesome but I'm especially pleased with the NC15/NW20 pencil. I noticed that MAC online is out of stock on both of these pencils. If you can get your hands on them at a store or counter, go for it! You won't be disappointed!