Move over Bobbi Brown Gel Liners. Time to relinquish your post. There’s a new creamier, smoother, liner on shelves from Shu Uemura that’s just as long-lasting and smudge-proof, yet buildable, blendable, and highly pigmented. True to its name, Shu’s Painting Gel Eyeliners apply like paint on a canvas and glide over lids effortlessly and evenly. The ultra-smooth, waterproof fluid liners come in nine brilliant colors ranging from metallic shades (green and purple), to enhancing shades (gold and silver). The velvet texture allows for time to adjust or fix any mistakes, and doesn’t flake or cake. Their fluidity, vividness and luster remind The Beauty Bug of metallic paint pens or Sharpies. Yes. Odd, but true. And no, removing them doesn’t require any heavy scrubbing and you won’t be left with red eyes. Just put a little extra vigor into your face-washing, and you’ll quickly be liner-less! They are a permanent addition to the Shu Uemura line and are available now – just in time for summer.
The Beauty Bug’s picks include the black liner for everyday, and the silver and/or gold liners, as accents. Line the inner corner and lower lid with silver to add drama to any look. This technique also makes eyes look bigger and more open.
Shu Uemura’s Painting Gel Eyeliners are available on shuuemura.com and at She Uemura boutiques and counters for $28.