After an 8-year hiatus, I finally decided it's time to start wearing liquid eyeliner again. Why did I stop wearing it in the first place? Well, because my eyelids would always sting. No matter what brand I wore. And so, I switched to pencil and powder liners.
Come to think of it, the only one I could stand to use was the one from Maybelline. My friends back in college were the ones who introduced me to that product. I forgot what it was called. It was thick and gooey... when it dried up, it felt sort of like plastic. And to remove, I would just peel it off. I don't even know if they still have it today.
Anyway, back to our topic. I figured since many years have passed, the quality of liquid eyeliner would improve. The first one I tried was this liquid eyeliner from Palladio which came with a felt tip applicator.
The first time I wore it, my eyelids stung. So I tried it another time. It still stung. And then, the mother of all stupid ideas came to me, I tried it for a third time. Nothing changed. I should have quit the first time.
A definite thumbs down when it comes to being hypoallergenic. Plus, it's not waterproof, so it'll smudge after a while. Both points are a big no-no for contact lens wearers like me.
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I tried a few more liquid eyeliners after this, and was disappointed. A lot of them made my eyelids sting and left a dark mark after. BUT I did find one that worked out just fine. I'll save that for another day ;)