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Rose Gold is EVERYWHERE, Including Your Eyelids

Rose Gold is EVERYWHERE, Including Your Eyelids

Last week I wrote about L’Oreal Lash Paradise mascara, a luxury caliber mascara at a drugstore price, but what I didn’t mention is that Lash Paradise is a whole line of products, and includes another one of my current faves.

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L’Oreal has come on the scene with a rose gold liquid eyeliner, and it is amazing.

First, some background: I am not a liquid eyeliner person. Maybe it’s because I have shaky, arthritic hands, or maybe it’s because my first foray into liquid eyeliner was during my high school’s spring musical and whatever eyeliner I used was NOT made for singing and dancing under stage lights. (Sidenote: If you ever get a chance to see The Mystery of Edwin Drood THE MUSICAL … don’t.) Whatever the reason, I love eyeliner in all forms BUT liquid, which I avoid. But this isn’t your typical liquid liner - this is ROSE GOLD liquid eyeliner. This is superior in many ways, including 1) It’s a light color that is much more forgiving when applied with shaky hands, 2) It’s a bit glittery, which you’d think would draw attention to your cosmetic missteps but in fact distracts from them with the ol’ RAZZLE DAZZLE, and 3) The light, metallic color makes you look bright eyed and bushy tailed when you feel like the human equivalent of a wet paper towel.

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I apply this eyeliner rather haphazardly, and it always looks great. The brush is small enough to allow for precision application, but large enough that you can apply it like it do, by laying the brush lengthwise across my lashline and then just scooting it toward the outer corner of my eye.

I’m a big fan of wearing a neutral metallic eyeliner. My two go-tos are Urban Decay 24/7 liners in Lucky and Smog. Hot Tip: Those two liners are also GREAT for smudging on your lower lashline for a little dimension without going too dark (perfect for those of us with the ghostly pale skin/light hair combo).

I’m a sucker for a beauty impulse buy. I buy things “just to see” and often they are absolute duds and I resent my investigative spirit. L’Oreal Lash Paradise Rose Gold Liquid Eyeliner absolutely falls under the umbrella of “Ooh! A novelty! Let’s try it” BUT, it’s one of the few that become all-time faves that I reach for again and again.

Added Note: This liner also comes in black. If you read the paragraphs preceding this one you KNOW I haven’t tried it.

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