PRODUCT REVIEW: Flower Beauty thrills with long-lasting eyeliner
Just as quickly as my cat's staple dry food disappeared off local grocery store shelves, my mainstay eyeliner brand followed in Whiskas' footsteps. So, I decided to try Flower Beauty's Easy on the Eyes Long Wear Eyeliner in brown. Drew Barrymore's U.
Just as quickly as my cat's staple dry food disappeared off local grocery store shelves, my mainstay eyeliner brand followed in Whiskas' footsteps. So, I decided to try Flower Beauty's Easy on the Eyes Long Wear Eyeliner in brown. Drew Barrymore's U.S.-made, never-tested-on-animals products haven't let me down, and have become the most popular brand in my makeup tray.
For daytime use, I've been wearing black-brown, a shade that isn't harsh, works well with my skin tone and hair color and could easily be smudged for a subtle smokey eye. So when I grabbed Flower's brown, easy-glide color, I was concerned it wouldn't be the shade I was used to, but found it to be a perfect match when I was able to compare it with the remains of my beloved old pencil.
When I removed the lid on the liner, I realized the liner tip was shaped exactly like my mother's eyeliner wands I secretly tested in my youth when she wasn't looking - rounded, rather than pointed. Unlike my first experience playing with makeup at age 7, I was concerned with the ability to create thinner, precise lines.
But as I swiped the color across my lid, close to my lashes, I realized the cool, smoothly gliding pen was going to be much easier to smudge, as opposed to my tried and true pencil.
While I couldn't create a very thin line, I could adjust and perfect the line I already created. This might be a problem for some, but not for the look I aim for each day.
I worried the use of the liner and inability to sharpen the end as time rolled on would cause a problem, as the color is so soft, but after further inspection of the appealing packaging, the wand has a built-in sharpener. So, after using, it's important to twist the color back into the wand for continued prime tip shape.
For the price, the self-sharpening wand and the easy-glide texture of the product, I'd say Flower Beauty has earned yet another blue ribbon and a permanent spot in my makeup lineup. Now, if only I can expand my cat's refined tastebuds to be a little more open-minded about the food he eats.
Price: $5.98 at Walmart