I do love Bare Minerals. They seem to take makeup that could otherwise be quite dull and make it interesting. Although they’re known predominately for their mineral makeup and foundation range, they’re really focusing on adding colour cosmetics to their repertoire. These new Lasting Liner long-wearing eyeliner pencils are available in eight very wearable shades, and contain everything you need for a subtle smokey eye or definition. The design of each liner has obviously been thought well through, with it containing a sharpener and smudging tip at one end and a precision crayon at the other; it even includes a clickable and secure lid to ensure you don’t damage your liner when it’s rattling about in your makeup bag.
Available in eight ‘very Bare Minerals’ shades (including black, brown grey, navy, bronze, plum and a golden khaki,) the liner provides a subtle injection of colour to help highlight and contour around the eye. I personally love how each shade is completely wearable and on the scale of grey, black or brown, rather than there being bold eyeliners that simply sit at the back of your makeup drawer all season. The precision tip allows you to either subtle outline the lash line or to draw in a more statement eyeliner look, building up to create a stronger colour.
The colour result is very subdued and adds just a hint to the eye, rather than offering a seriously strong cat-eye flick, making these great for every day use. However, for a stronger smokey eye I would definitely stick to my favourite jet black liners. They don’t play too well with eyeshadow either, so for best results delicately powder the eye with some translucent powder and let the eyeliner do the talking. You can grab eyeliners for less than half this price (they’re £14.00) and be perfectly happy, but with one of these in your bag it will undoubtedly become a work-wear staple that you can rely on.
Available now in eight shades priced £14.00 each.