How Infallible is the Loreal Paris Eyeliner?

If you’re like me, you might’ve ran into some trouble that come with single-lidded eyes: make-up not staying on for more than 45 minutes, the smearing, the smudging… by the end of night, I look into the mirror and think, “Why bother?”

Whether you’re going for a flirty/playful, wild, or seductive look– the list goes on, with all sorts of combinations in-between– eyeliner can make a world of difference. Just because I don’t have double-eyelids, doesn’t mean I have to miss out on the fun! Eyeliner helps create the illusion of shape. For example, my eyes are kind of droopy– but depending on how I draw the line, I could either eventuate that or balance the droop out with smokey or cat eyes, and make my eyes look bigger or more symmetrical.

In the past, I’ve tried liquid and gel eyeliner… but never pencil. (I’m not sure why. Maybe I thought it would feel like using a #2 pencil on your eyelid?) So on Thursday evening, I purchased my first mechanical pencil eyeliner.

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 ☆ Infallible Never Fail Eyeliner by Loreal Paris ☆

Shade: Black

Application: Smooth and easy (less than 5 minutes)

Price: $8.99

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The pencil comes with a built-in pencil sharpener and a capped smudger, an easy way to create a smokey eye effect.

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Straightforward twist action.

It’s light and small enough to be carried pretty much anywhere, although it feels rather fragile.

Within the first hour of application. I did it pretty subtly.

Within the first hour of application.

Infallible. That’s a big word to boast about eyeliner. So I had to challenge its 16 hours swag…

Ignore the red veins.

Ignore the red veins.

Amazingly, I didn’t rub my eyes the entire night. But it definitely smeared. Lasted pretty well for the first few hours, but the eyeliner couldn’t resist smudging against my lower eyelids after some blinking action and room temperature changes. My skin type leans more on the oily side, so maybe it will fair better for others.

Though Infallible may not be as flawless as it seems, it does a pretty good job. Compared to liquid eyeliner that seeps into my eyes and gel eyeliner that smears like wet paint, I say mechanical pencil’s a pretty good choice.

 ☆ Overall Rating: 3.7/5 ☆

And so the quest for better eyeliner continues.

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