In the past I rarely used eyeliner. The pencils would always wear down and then, at the moment I wanted to quickly slap on a lick of colour and run out the door I would find myself tearing my bathroom apart in the vain hunt for a pencil sharpener. After the eyepencils had spent a few months scribbling their colours all over the inside of my makeup bag I would throw them away in irritation.
As for the liquid – even if I could ever hold my hand still enough to apply it without painting a wobbly black line all over my face I found that it would crack as it dried down, creating a creepy snakeskin effect on my upper eyelids.
But now I’m having a new romance with Inika Mineral Eye Liners. The pencils are soft enough to go on smoothly without scratching or dragging, yet not so soft that they smudge all over my eyes. The colours are subtly beautiful. I started off with a shimmering sage one that really enhances my greenish-grey eyes. I love it and wear it most days. Remember what they say about any addiction, whether it be Bacardi Breezers, crack cocaine or eye pencils: “One is too many and a thousand never enough.” Today I purchased my second Inika eyeliner. This one is a rich, dark sapphire blue colour. I sweep it along my top lid and shazam – dramatic evening makeup in a minute.
Best of all, these pencils have a little sharpener built into the lid. So I’ve no excuse for not bothering to wear it.
Ingredients: Simmondsia Chinensis(Jojoba) Seed Oil; Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax; Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil; Cetyl Alcohol. May Contain (+/-) Mica (CI 77019); Ultramarine Blue (CI 77007); Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499);Chromium Green Oxide
Inika Mineral Eye Liner (1.2g – £11.50)