As much as I love eyeshadow (and hoarding palettes lol), I don’t always have the time to create pretty eye looks. Or blend too much of anything for that matter. So I typically opt for a quick swipe of liner or a nice cat eye if I have a little extra time. Either way, eyeliner is essential in my stash and a must have in my morning routine to define my eyes and help my falsies blend seamlessly. That’s why I like to keep a handful of them around in different formulas to suit whichever mood I’m in. Or simply fit into my busy schedule.
A while back, I picked up the Tarte Light, Camera, Lashes Precision Longwear Liner after hearing it was the best thing since sliced bread. Long story short: I hate it. Okay, hate is kinda harsh. But I absolutely am not a fan of it–at all. I’m not the biggest fan of liquid liners to start with and Tarte reminded me of all the reasons why they make my skin crawl.
For starters, liquid liner can pretty much smell fear and has a tendency to smear all over hooded lids with even the faintest swipe if you’re not too careful. Which is almost an oxymoron because you have to be too careful with liquid liner anyway. Thanks to long, flexible applicator and my thick, short stubby lashes the Lights, Camera, Lashes Precision Longwear Liner would either slip and slide all over the place or skip terribly resulting in uneven, bumpy lines or smudged liner on my lids.
I usually stick to my trusty gel liner and brush to create the perfect cat eye but lately I’ve been reaching for my Maybelline liquid liner (which is actually amazing) because it’s quicker and gets the job done with ease surprisingly. So I thought it would be a good idea to finally pull out the Lights, Camera, Lashes Precision Longwear Liner because it would be a step up with a better formula. Wrong.
Sort of. The formula itself isn’t too shabby once you get past the shaky applicator as it dries rather quickly and lasts all day and night on my watery eyes without smudging into raccoon eyes. However, the applicator is darn long that it makes it almost impossible for me to use it without having to clean up it up somewhere. Which can be a pain in the ass because, again, the formula sets rather quickly so I’ll have to grab makeup remover to fix mistakes. And that just results in me spending even more time on my makeup that I often don’t have in the mornings. Which defeats the entire purpose of me using the Lights, Camera, Lashes Precision Longwear Liner in the first place.
If you have less unruly lashes or were gifted with normal non-hooded lids then you’ll probably love the Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Precision Longwear Liner like everyone else. However, if you’re anything like me then I recommend you drop that pretty purple box where you found it and slowly back away before things get messy. You’ve been warned!