Makeup Monday: Tricky Liquid Liner

Liquid eyeliner can be a major hit or miss- a challenge or easy as pie. Like anything in life, it does take some practice to get the hang of it, but the one’s I’m sharing today make it easy to apply the perfect Cleopatra eye from the get go.

The first task is to decide whether you want to go with a paint pot, or with a brush. Both have their merits: the brush is preloaded with the pigment and you basically paint and go, whereas the pot you have more control over the initial amount you apply.

I received the Eyeko liner in a Birchbox forever ago, and since then it’s been my go to liquid liner. It’s really a no brainer to apply, do one quick swipe and your done- and it will not flake (a huge issue with liquid liners!). If you were going to invest in any liquid eyeliner I cannot recommend this one enough!

e.l.f. has certainly made themselves known for uber cheap and effective makeup products. Their $3 cream eyeliner is no exception. The brush is thin and the cream smooth which means no tugging, and a crisp even line. I know I feature NYX a lot; you just can’t go wrong with this brand! (Not to mention, Ulta always has great coupons that NYX is valid for.) The super thin brush of this liner is the perfect length to control the liquid- not so long it bends everywhere and not so short it stabs you in the eye (no fun).

Kevin Aucion was a makeup guru, and left behind a legacy in the cosmetics world. His liner is everything you would expect from his line, and definitely worth every penny in terms of wear and pigment. I love the brush on the L’Oreal pot; it’s amazing and I have yet to find a better one. It’s advertised as 24/7 and it really is (you’re going to want to check out this post to figure out how to get it off!). So this last one by Benefit is a bit different- it has a rubber tip. I won’t lie, it takes some getting used to as it’s so different. The trick is making sure you have enough of the liner on the end before applying in order to get the smoothest line.

Have you tried any of these or does liquid liner scare you? I promise there is one for everyone and it’s a lot easier than it seems!!!

Happy Monday loves. Have a super fantastic week!

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    • Kait Elizabeth
      February 18, 2016 / 4:39 pm

      Thank you so much! Hugs, Kait

  1. Evie Ward
    February 18, 2016 / 10:56 am

    Cutest outfit! You look gorgeous 🙂

    • Kait Elizabeth
      February 18, 2016 / 12:26 pm

      Hehe I think you meant to post this elsewhere, but thank you!!! Hugs, Kait

  2. February 17, 2016 / 5:32 pm

    Great post! I’ve never tried the paint pot, but have been wanting to try. I have been using the Kat Van D liquid liner and love it 🙂

    xoxo Emily

    • Kait Elizabeth
      February 17, 2016 / 6:39 pm

      I have one of her matte liquid lippies and love it! Thank you gor reading love. Hugs, Kait

  3. Ruthie
    February 17, 2016 / 11:35 am

    I really struggle with the mess of liquid liner, but I think I am going to give one a try that has a felt tip!! YOU ROCK!! xo

    • Kait Elizabeth
      February 17, 2016 / 6:48 pm

      You can do it girl! Thank you so much Ruthie! Hugs, Kait

  4. February 17, 2016 / 6:34 am

    I’m not much of a liner person, but when I do use it, its always a liquid liner with a felt tip ♥

    • Kait Elizabeth
      February 17, 2016 / 6:53 pm

      You’d love the Eyeko then! Thanks for dropping by. Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      February 17, 2016 / 6:53 pm

      The pen really makes it so much easier! Happy Wednesday love! Hugs, Kait

  5. Yuka
    February 17, 2016 / 4:01 am

    I used to use eyeliner all the time and make a winged line above my eyes. That was during my little phase 🙂 Now my makeup routine usually only consists of just mascara and brows ! hihi they’re my makeup musts!

    • Kait Elizabeth
      February 17, 2016 / 6:55 pm

      I’m the same way!!! Brows make all the difference. Liquid liner is definitely my night out thing. Hugs, Kait

  6. Krisztina Williams
    February 16, 2016 / 9:44 pm

    I started using liquid liner this year and am sooo addicted to it! I just feel so much more feminine with it on. I use cheap ones…elf and NYC. They work great for me.


    • Kait Elizabeth
      February 17, 2016 / 6:56 pm

      e.l.f. is amazing!! Thanks for reading love. Hugs, Kait

  7. February 16, 2016 / 7:36 pm

    Liquid liner is so hard for me! I prefer to use gel because I feel like I have more control.

    be the plebeian

    • Kait Elizabeth
      February 16, 2016 / 8:35 pm

      Try one of the felt tipped! You’ll feel much more in control of the liquid. Hugs, Kait

  8. February 16, 2016 / 6:45 pm

    I love liquid eye liners and I use them everyday. I am currently using Dior, but I would also love to try out the ones you mentioned here. Great picks as always. Thank you for sharing! 🙂

    • Kait Elizabeth
      February 16, 2016 / 8:36 pm

      Your eyes are always so perfectly lined! I’m going to have to check out the Dior. Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      February 16, 2016 / 8:37 pm

      Thanks love! Hugs, Kait

  9. Jalisa
    February 16, 2016 / 3:38 pm

    I have to be more brave and try using the pot. I used liners with a felt tip because I find it to be easier, but I love the intensity that using a pot can give, like you said. Thanks so much for sharing your suggestions with us and I hope you’re having a wonderful day so far, beautiful!



    • Kait Elizabeth
      February 16, 2016 / 8:37 pm

      They each certainly have their merits!!! Thanks for stopping by love and I hope you’re having a fantastic week. Hugs, Kait

  10. Mary
    February 16, 2016 / 2:04 pm

    I’ll have to try this one out… I’m hopeless at applying eyeliner and end up with it smudged everywhere!

    Love, Mary

    • Kait Elizabeth
      February 16, 2016 / 8:38 pm

      The Eyeko one will be perfect for you!!! Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      February 16, 2016 / 8:38 pm

      I hope you try giving one a go! Hugs, Kait

  11. Shell
    February 16, 2016 / 1:13 pm

    I have been using the L’Oreal for YEARS and I don’t think I can every use anything else. I am so in love with it!
    xo, Shell

    • Kait Elizabeth
      February 16, 2016 / 8:39 pm

      I love that you have loyalty to it! I always have one I love but then end up trying new ones all the time. Hugs, Kait

  12. Meron Dymphana
    February 16, 2016 / 12:58 pm

    I love liquid liners because they give amazing results and they are easy to use. You have done an amazing job in reviewing liners from different brands dear. XOXO!

    • Kait Elizabeth
      February 16, 2016 / 8:40 pm

      Thank you so much gorgeous!!! You are so sweet. Have a super duper week. Hugs, Kait

  13. Ashley
    February 16, 2016 / 10:20 am

    Really want to try the Eyeko liner- I’ve heard such good things!

    Le Stylo Rouge

    • Kait Elizabeth
      February 16, 2016 / 12:24 pm

      I love it so much!!! Hugs, Kait

  14. Taylor Aube
    February 16, 2016 / 9:58 am

    Liquid liner is my favorite, especially in a felt pen because I find that easiest to apply!

    • Kait Elizabeth
      February 16, 2016 / 12:25 pm

      That’s what I love about the Eyeko liner!!! Happy Tuesday love! Hugs, Kait

  15. erica
    February 16, 2016 / 9:52 am

    I love eyeliners and always wear it, I usually use pencil eyeliner but Iwill try a liquid liner!
    Have a great beautiful

    • Kait Elizabeth
      February 16, 2016 / 12:26 pm

      I love that it creates a completely different look from pencil. Have a great week love! Hugs, Kait

  16. Samantha
    February 16, 2016 / 8:34 am

    I love e.l.f.!! I haven’t tried their liquid liner yet – I may just need to! Xoxo Samantha

    • Kait Elizabeth
      February 16, 2016 / 12:27 pm

      e.l.f is so cheap which makes it easy to try lots of different products! Hugs, Kait

  17. February 16, 2016 / 4:42 am

    Love your makeup tips

    • Kait Elizabeth
      February 16, 2016 / 12:27 pm

      Thank you so much love! Hugs, Kait

  18. February 15, 2016 / 11:22 pm

    I love liquid liner, and I want to try that NYX one! I have their lip products and love them, so I think I’d love the eyeliner too! And the Benefit Push up liner scared me away haha, it wasn’t for me, it was so messy, I just couldn’t get it right! Maybe i’m not very patient and too clumsy hehe

    -Lily from With Love Lily Rose

    • Kait Elizabeth
      February 16, 2016 / 12:29 pm

      It is a little tricky, but with some work it’s awesome! Give the NYX a go, and you’ll like it. Hugs, Kait

  19. Angelle Marix
    February 15, 2016 / 11:08 pm

    I haven’t used it everrr only because I stink at applying normal eyeliner.. Lol. But, You make it sound so easy!! Thanks for sharing, beautiful kait!!


    • Kait Elizabeth
      February 16, 2016 / 12:30 pm

      I find it so hard to believe you have a hard time! Your makeup always look perfect. Thank you for reading love. Hugs, Kait

  20. February 15, 2016 / 10:33 pm

    I LOVE liquid liner… I use the Maybelline MasterPRECISE and it’s awesome! Changed my eyeliner game… Hah! Also been using it for a few years (whenever it came out!)… so this Tricky product sparks my interest…

    All the Cute
    Latest Post: Larimar Ring

    • Kait Elizabeth
      February 16, 2016 / 12:32 pm

      I have the worst time with Maybelline for the most part! I don’t know why. You’d love the Eyeko one if you’re used to the Maybelline one! Hugs, Kait

  21. Stefanie
    February 15, 2016 / 9:46 pm

    ah thank you for this! I love eyeliner and always wear it but I’ve been wanting to switch to a liquid liner… thanks girl! 🙂 xoxo

    • Kait Elizabeth
      February 15, 2016 / 9:53 pm

      Oooo have fun with the leap!!! Try the Eyeko first. Thanks for reading love. Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      February 15, 2016 / 9:12 pm

      You are absolutely right!!! Hugs, Kait

  22. Kylen
    February 15, 2016 / 8:56 pm

    I am so bad at eyeliner. I want to try eyeko because I heard great things about it through Birchbox too. I’ll have to try it.

    xoxo Kylen | Kylen Every Wear

    • Kait Elizabeth
      February 15, 2016 / 8:57 pm

      Do it! The Eyeko is the first liquid liner I’ve ever been able to use. Hugs, Kait

  23. February 15, 2016 / 7:05 pm

    I usually use liquid eyeliner but I actually like pencil eyeliners better. Also, I have never used a brush and cream eye liner on myself but I have used it plenty of times while doing my sisters makeup and it’s nice.

    • Kait Elizabeth
      February 15, 2016 / 7:29 pm

      It’s really smooth when you use a brush as far as not tugging, I do find I have to work harder to make sure the colour stays even. The ones I listed are super easy to work with though. I’m normally a pencil girl but sometimes the cat eye calls. Hugs, Kait

  24. janna doan
    February 15, 2016 / 6:31 pm

    hi kait!–hope you had a great vday! but ok, onto eyeliner. it was ages ago i tried liquid eyeliner i believe it was the lancome artliner, omg i could not get it to work for me, talk about shaky hands and a jagged line (so not in). so i gave up and i only use gel eyeliners like bobbi brown or MAC fluidlines. it’s kinda hassle bc you have to use a brush. but works for me. plus i only really wear eyeliner on the weekends. LOL. #lazy. i’ve heard a lot of good things about the eyeko one though so glad to hear you like it. thanks for sharing this! xoxo,

    janna |

    • Kait Elizabeth
      February 15, 2016 / 7:31 pm

      I did, thank you! I hope you did as well love. I didn’t like the Artliner either!! Bobbi Brown has some great products in her line up. Definitely give the Eyeko a go! If you’re used to a brush it’ll be easy peasy. Hugs, Kait

  25. February 15, 2016 / 5:23 pm

    I don’t use eyeliner. I just think it looks so bad on me! But i may give it a try.
    Hope you have a great week, beautiful!
    Xx, Rayaa

    • Kait Elizabeth
      February 15, 2016 / 7:32 pm

      It’s always good to shake your look up! I think you just always look gorgeous no matter what love. Hugs, Kait

  26. February 15, 2016 / 5:17 pm

    So scared of liquid liner! I can barely use regular eye liner!!! You may just have inspired me to give it a try!!! xox, Kristin

    • Kait Elizabeth
      February 15, 2016 / 7:21 pm

      It does take practice, but these are super simple to manipulate. Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      February 15, 2016 / 2:01 pm

      These one are pretty foolproof!!! I can’t totally see you rocking the cat eye. Hugs, Kait

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