Jazz up your lash line with a little (or a lot) of shimmer.
Cat eyes or winged, now marks a great time to trade in your black eyeliner for something that’s perhaps a little more adventurous. From glittery kohl crayons to pearlescent precision liquid pens, we round up our go-to glitzy products that will give you that extra sparkle.
Finding Fenty on this list shouldn’t come as a surprise as Rihanna and her team are big on high impact when it comes to their products. The Flypencil is a water and sweat-resistant pencil formula in a retractable pen packaging that’s as simple as twist and draw. The ultra-smooth and creamy formula is a dream to use, be it a clean wing or a smudged out smoky eye. Purple Stuff is the sultry plum shade, packed with intense pearlescent glitter that works both day and night.
Thanks to the Highliner’s pen style applicator, the daintiest, finest, most precise line and point is possible. The gel formula is dense enough for maximum pigmentation and won’t budge even on hot, sweltering days and nights. A bit hard to control at first, but once you master the technique of using a fine brush, it draws the perfect graphic flick.
Can’t decide between metallic or glittery? Unsure of how to transition from day to night? Guerlain’s transformer of an eyeliner can easily do both. Classic chic by day with a clean metallic line and modern glam by night with a shimmery line studded with flecks of glitter. What can easily be mistaken as sorcery is simply a gentle tap or smudge that can take modest burgundy metal to dazzling ruby sparkle.
Makeup queen Charlotte Tilbury does it again with the Double Ended Liner: a two-way pencil in matte and metal. Green Lights is flattering on all skin tones and suits all eye colours. One end is a deep matte emerald tone that looks great on the upper lash line while the lighter moss green metallic end complements the lower lash line, water line, and towards the inner corners of the eye for a striking accent. Pair with a warm coppery shadow for a killer look, as above.
Very few products can boast both high-impact pigment as well as featherlight weight as the two oftentimes contradict each other. But that’s not the case for Shiseido’s 12-hour waterproof wear Kajal Inkartist. For even the shakiest of hands, the formula glides on so effortlessly, creating perfect wings every try. Sharp edges or blended smokiness, this subtle sparkle teal liner can do it all. The pen comes with a mini sharpener and sponge tip too. The only drawback is sharpening this soft formula requires some level of practice.
This story first appeared on Prestige Online Hong Kong.