The cake eyeliners that I'm using are by Laura Mercier and I would have to say since starting using them I've stopped using any other liners. The liners are part of the LM Luxe Colour Wardrobe (reviewed HERE) that I got from my husband for Christmas (excuse how grotty they look in the pic, but they don't look pretty no matter what I do!). At first I ignored them, put them in the too hard basket and used the rest of the products from that palette, but then when I gave the cake liners a try it was love. Why?
- Easy to apply - it's best to apply with a flat eyeliner brush. I just wet the brush with water, then go over the liner a few times to pick up colour and apply.
- Long lasting - they last all day for me until I'm ready to wash them off.
- Won't smudge - this is soooo important to me. I have small eyelids (they're semi-hooded) so whenever I apply liquid or gel liners I have to look down for 2-3minutes until it dries otherwise it'll smudge on my lids. Not cake liners! Absolutely no smudging at all as they dry pretty much insantly.
- Stays in my waterline all day - enough said.
- Versatile - It can give you the same effects as a pencil, liquid or gel eyeliners
1. Line it
Using a dampened flat eyeliner brush (I'm using the one included in the LM kit as it's really good!) I've lined all over my eyes with the cake eyeliner. I've also lined my inner rims using the same brush, and as I mentioned above they last in my waterline all day.
2. Flick it
Here I've done a cat-eye flick using a dampened flat eyeliner brush for drawing on the lid, then using a damp thin pointed brush to do the flick at the end.
3. Smudge it
This is an easy peasy one. I've used a dampened flat eyeliner brush to draw on the top lash line, then used a dry sponge tipped applicator, pressed on the cake eyeliner in pan to pick up extra colour and smudged the line I'd drawn earlier.
Here are the brushes that I've used.
I haven't tried any other cake eyeliners besides these Laura Mercier ones, but I've heard the Illamasqua and the Napoleon Perdis ones are pretty good.
Have you used cake eyeliners? What do you think of them?