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28/02/15: Living Nature Eyeliner

When I first discovered kohl eyeliner at 13, I was hooked.  I didn't consider that a black waterline was probably going to make my dark deeper-set eyes look smaller and chucked it on like nobody's business before briefly experimenting with a dark green/gold.  But as I didn't realise that you could also run a pencil along the top waterline to create a more grown-up finish I got fed up with the one look I could create and consigned my liners to the great makeup bag in the sky.  Since then my eyes have been primarily liner-free until I had the opportunity to test out Living Nature's Eye Pencil in River Stone*.  

Grey isn't a colour I would have considered in the past but it's so much easier to get a gentle smokey look with this charcoal-esque hue.  This pencil has been thoroughly put to the test over the last few months and is now about two-thirds of its original size.  Although I've also been trying out cream liners applied with brushes, the ease of a pencil is hard to beat (even if I'm continually losing the top and giving everything else in my bag in sultry grey tinge...).

Good for me?
I've experimented (see above) with a thicker lashing above and below the waterline and love how it is still quite a gentle look.  I'd feel comfortable going around with this amount of liner on during the day, whereas in black I would feel positively gothic!  However, my favourite way to use this has become to apply it in the morning to the upper waterline before adding mascara. This fills in the gap between my eye and lashes and throughout the day gently deposits a little smoky colouring to the lower waterline.  Perfect!  

Good for you?
If you want to experiment with liner that isn't black as night, then I would thoroughly recommend this product.  It's creamy, applies easily and is very pigmented - no dragging across the eye to get the required result - and definitely more forgiving... a liner for makeup dummies like myself!

You can find this shade at Botanical Brands along with two others - Flax Seed (dark brown) and Midnight (black).  When it runs out, I will definitely be repurchasing - as at £14.50 it's comparable to the £15-17 I might have paid out for the likes of Lancome in the past.

Do you regularly wear eyeliner - have you experimented with wilder colours?
Let me know down below!

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Ingredients:  Hydrogenated palm kernel glycerides (palm kernel extract), Iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium dioxide (CI 77891), Hydrogenated vegetable oil, Caprylic/Capric triglyceride (coconut extract), Hydrogenated palm glycerides (palm extract), Rhus succedanea fruit wax (fruit wax), Talc, Tocopherol (vitamin E), Ascorbyl palmitate.


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  1. Wow, Hephzibah!! your green eyes are beautiful and this grey liner is PERFECT on you... Like you said i never thinking about using a grey eyeliner, but wow this a solution for the day.. because like you, if i wear a black in the day i feel OVER maquillé :) Normally i wear patina or coffee of alima pure in the day : xx

    1. Aww, thanks Julie! <3 <3 I think a grey would look brilliant on you too!

      I love the name Patina - I haven't tried Alima Pure yet, it's not widely available over here yet so I don't get the chance to give it a go.

      Thanks for stopping by :) xx

  2. Totally agree with Jana and Julie - your eyes are gorgeous! I've been into tight lining a lot these days, but the one I'm using now isn't the best for that so I'm on the hunt for a good, long lasting one. xo

    1. Ahh, shucks :) Thank you kind Ru xx Which one are you using at the moment? x

  3. I love wearing grey, its much nicer than black I think! Looks lovely on you :) x

    1. I'm glad to have discovered it! I've noticed grey is around a lot at the moment, so I got into it at the right time! Thanks lovely xx


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