While everyone was busy ooh-ing and ahh-ing over the Oscars red carpet yesterday (and all those grizzly beards!), I was busy obsessing over what I think may just be the beauty world’s latest, greatest and all round best ever innovation when it comes to eye makeup. The gizmo I’m singing praise over is none other than Australis Cosmetics Curve Ink Eyeliner, the most brilliant little beauty contraption ever.
I gotta’ say though, the shape is bizarre. You know those whiteout pens we all used to own throughout high school (and secretly through uni)? Yup, that’s exactly what this bad boy looks like, only a tad bit chicer, sleeker and much easier to grip. The felt tip is super pointy, meaning drawing a steady and even line was easier than ever, sans any kind of smudging, feathering or bleeding of the ink. It was almost as if the moment the formula touched my skin, it set immediately and didn’t leave behind that inky residue that other liners tend to. Another highlight was the mere fact that I could maneuver the pen inside the inner corners of my eyes to draw a thin, gorgeously tapered line without any spillages into the actual eye socket. Winning. Mind you, one swoop was all I needed across the lid with a teensy bit of filling in at the flick and hey presto; intense colour payoff alert!
As for smudges, I did notice some wear and tear by the end of the day at the very outer corners of my blinkers, but this was mainly due to the fact that I’d been rubbing my eyes distractedly for a good several minutes forgetting that my peepers were still decked out in their artwork. No hard feelings, curve pen.
Now for many girls, even the most beauty savvy of the bunch, liquid eyeliner can be a hard nut to crack, am I right ladies? But I implore you, I beg you to go and nab yourself one of these miracle workers so you can define your eyes to absolute winged purr-fection whenever you please. Go. NOW!
You know what they say about black and white pictures… actually… I don’t really know what they say?
PRO TIP:To get a super even line, draw on a pencil liner to the roots of the lashes. This will act as a stencil you can easily trace over with liquid liner – works for me everytime!