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Pencil Eyeliner Declutter

Or is really a collection post? Hhhhhmmmm

I have an affinity for pencil eyeliners. Maybe it's because gels scare me or liquid liners does gimme licks. Whatever the cause, I enjoy using them. Apparently I enjoy purchasing them even more.

Pencil Eyeliner stash - www.modenmakeup.com

This isn't a good thing cause as with all cream products, these things can dry out before you get to use them. What I'm trying to say is: no one needs all these pencil eyeliners. That said, I don't think I'll stop. Hold on. I have a reason. I prefer using these to powder eyeshadow. So that gives me a lil ease right?

I recommend pulling out your collection and having a swatch party ever so often. It really puts things into perspective.

Pencil Eyeliner stash swatches (blue) - www.modenmakeup.com
Pencil Eyeliner stash swatches (green) - www.modenmakeup.com
Pencil Eyeliner stash swatches (purple) - www.modenmakeup.com
Pencil Eyeliner stash swatches (gold) - www.modenmakeup.com
Pencil Eyeliner stash swatches (brown) - www.modenmakeup.com
Pencil Eyeliner stash swatches (black) - www.modenmakeup.com

I thought I had more purple eyeliners than anything else. And who needs so many black ones? Sigh.

The most disappointing were from that Marc Jacobs mini set. I've heard that his Highliner Gel formula has since been reformulated but at $25USD a pop I ain't inclined to find out. It must be noted that I mostly use this type of product on my upper lash line and not my waterline so longevity isn't an issue for me.

There were a lot of outstanding performers here: my first Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On pencils that are still creamy after all this time, the Avon Glimmersticks that are cheap and sweet and also cheap and sweet are the L.A. Girl Glide and Wet n' Wild ColorIcon formulas. The Ardency Inn Smooth Ride Supercharged Eyeliners are impressive; I'd like to try some fun colours. There's a black in there from Too Faced that made me gasp. Lastly, I gotta shout out the MVPs: Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour.

Pencil Eyeliner stash - www.modenmakeup.com

After I piled all my eyeliners and eyeshadow sticks together it really looked like I shouldn't buy another one ever again. But we know better.

Throwing away:

Pencil Eyeliner Declutter - www.modenmakeup.com

Absolutely no pigment transferred when I swatched that Marc Jacobs one. That e.l.f liner is as old as the hills, and that other thing always used to give me grief to wind up and the cap is broken. I can't be bothered.

Giving away:

Pencil Eyeliner Declutter - www.modenmakeup.com

Nothing is wrong with these products I just have no use for so many black, brown and grey pencils. The brown is gorgeous but a Smashbox one I have is very similar. I'm not so sure why I thought a silver eyeliner was a good idea.

Most excited to use:

New Pencil Eyeliners - www.modenmakeup.com

These Ilia eyeliners and eyeshadow stick are new to my collection. I'm hoping that a more natural product can still perform. Thanks again to Francoise from Pure Source Barbados for introducing me to them.

Let us know your favourite eye liners in the comments.

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