Press Samples (Unaffiliated Links)
I am fanatical about eye liners-- whether in the form of pencils, gel pot liners, liquid liners or cake liners. I went through a long phase where I used only cake liners, and once I hit the pan on my last Laura Mercier Tightline Cake Eye Liner I got distracted by other pretty shiny things and moved on. However, I love the precision and wear-time of cake liners, and really enjoy the process of dipping the wet brush into the pan. Furthermore, unlike liquid, gel, or pencil liners one can really manipulate the consistency of cake liners by adjusting the amount of water used. I tend to like the consistency to be a bit thicker since it makes it quite easy to achieve maximum opacity.
According to Painted Earth,
Part matte, part shimmer. Pair the two to add definition and drama. Transform eyes with this professionally paired cake eyeliner duo that delivers high definition, real drama and true long lasting color. Use the matte side to define; the shimmering side to dramatize.
They are Hypoallergenic. Paraben and fragrance-free.
Black Diamond features a matte black and a black with gorgeous cool toned blue shimmer.
Chocolate Spice features a matte chocolate brown and a chocolate brown with golden shimmer.
Plum Crazy features a matte plum brown and stunning purple with golden shimmer.
All three sets, and indeed all six shades apply effortlessly, boast rich saturated color and long-wear.
I used a damp brush to apply each of the shades, and all 6 shades apply uniformly, and none of them flake or peel. Furthermore, when using a damp brush I experienced no fall out from the shimmery shades. I love all three immensely, but am particularly thrilled by Black Diamond at the moment. I am certain that the same will be said for Chocolate Spice and Plum Crazy as well. Do note that the shimmer shade in Black Diamond, whitens the appearance of the eyes-- creating a lovely brightening effect. The juxtaposition of the blue shimmer against the black ground brightens the eyes without looking artificial or garish, and the effects are nothing short of stunning.
Twinkle twinkle little cake liners....
If you still haven't tried anything from Painted Earth, you really should consider it. It is a small independently owned company that believes in making high quality earth-friendly and human-friendly products.
Painted Earth was founded to offer an alternative to pore-clogging chemical skincare products, and our exclusively organic, natural and non-toxic products don't force users to sacrifice health for beauty; instead they make accentuating beauty a healthier process.
On top of their dedication to human health, Painted Earth also looks out for the welfare of our furry friends, and does not condone animal testing or use animal by-products.
Why settle for a basic skincare line? Painted Earth products are infused with advanced ingredients, making it easy to transform skin from blah to beautiful. When it comes to finding the perfect skincare products for any complexion needs, it all starts with the ingredients.
Overall Assessment: A stunning modern take on an old school classic! A definite must-have if you love cake liners! I will be complete once I buy Blue Moon!
$16.50 each from Painted Earth (Unaffiliated Link).
Press Samples. All views expressed are categorically my own.
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