As much as we love the natural and makeup free look, we must admit, we are looking forward to getting down and dirty with the dramatic, bold and colourful eye-looks this autumn/winter. From a smoky winged-eye to a smudged sultry vibe, we’re rounding up our top five eyeliners to get your hands on…
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner – £13.00
This meticulous liquid eyeliner is a real favourite amongst the H&H team! With over 15 hues to choose from, this thin, flexible brush-tip glides over the upper lid with ultimate precision. No jump-starts or clumps in sight. It will only take you one attempt to get the ideal level of thickness you’re after, whilst the waterproof aspect ensures the colour stays all day whatever the weather or event.
Our Hip & Healthy tip? This product is a must try for the cat or winged-eye look. Stila’s ‘periwinkle’ and ‘paradise pink’ shades are ideal for a glamorous night out!
MAC Chromagraphic Pencil – £14.00
Mac’s ‘high-def Cyan’ wins the colour battle, hands down. Competing with over 10 other shades available in this product, this Prussian-reminding shade of blue is perfect for highlighting the eye without the intensity of alternative midnight shades. The creamy, silk like texture of the lead tip (embedded in a wood-clenched pencil), smoothes perfectly onto the eye for a commanding look.
Our Hip & Healthy tip? As well as the ‘high-def Cyan’ colour, try MAC’s ‘pure white’ hue, adding only to the inner corner of the eye and the water line for a dramatic pop.
Organic Glam Liquid Eyeliner – £19.95
Dramatic and bold. No two other words can aptly describe this product! Comprising a rich formula this simple ‘black’ shade offers a classic yet sexy look. Only one thinly pressed glide is needed for real definition and a standout look.
Our Hip & Healthy tip? This product does all the leg-work, but be sure to keep the application close to the top eyelash line – from the very inner corner all the way to the outer – for understated beauty.
Chanel’s Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner – £19.00
More of a wax crayon texture than pencil, Chanel’s eyeliner is a classic within its own right. Its smooth and creamy consistency glides nicely across the lid and stays firmly put all day long thanks to its water resistant properties. What can be seen as both a positive and negative is that upon application, the espresso shade we tried, needed to be redrawn a few times to make the colour really pop. Whilst not ideal for many, we found this gave us much more control and made for a perfect, subtle look.
Our Hip & Healthy tip? Ideal for both work and play, add to the bottom lash line and smudge from the outer corner inwards with your little finger for a smoky edge.
Bobbi Brown Perfectly Defined Gel Eyeliner – £18.00
For those who prefer the control of a pencil, this one’s for you. A humidity resistant eyeliner lasting up to 12 hours, you won’t see a smudge in sight. Ideal for a well-kept, precision based look, this gel liner exudes confidence and class in a range of midnight colours.
Our Hip & Healthy tip? Try Bobbi Brown’s ‘pitch black’ shade for ultimate definition. Be sure to apply a little pick me up half way through your day to keep that intense look effective.
words by Samantha Marie Organ