|Above: The Indelible Inks Eyeliner truly is indelible.|
I adore the look of liquid liner…when applied with restraint, it is sophisticated, classic and polished. I usually opt for liner in a deep shade of black, and, as long as I can avoid the what feels like inevitable transfer of product from my lid to my orbital crease, I feel completely polished with minimal eye makeup.
I recently had the chance to try Le Metier de Beaute’s Indelible Inks Eyeliner in Artemis, a stunning dark indigo navy blue (originally previewed on my blog HERE). Retailing for $28, here’s what Neiman Marcus has to say about this new release…
Drawing long-lasting, intense lines, this highly pigmented, no-budge liquid eyeliner features a waterproof, fast-drying formula that’s made to last. Smudge no more—water, tears, torrential downpour, or anything else the day brings—Indelible Inks Eyeliner boasts serious staying power.
Featuring a liquid gel-based formula, that can be applied in thick or thin strokes with a sleek, chic brush or an ultra-fine tip, the long-wearing, waterproof color glides on and stays put for precise application without smudging or smearing.
As someone who is realistic about the fact that I have been seduced by the selling points of a myriad of beauty products (Long lasting! Good for the skin! Full coverage! Hydrating!) countless times, only to be disappointed by said products shortcomings, I can honestly say that this liner truly lives up to its bold claims!
|Above: Additional “back of the box” matter.|
|Above: Artemis is a rich indigo blue with a slight sheen.|
|Above: The writing is tiny, but it says “Artemis.”|
|Above: The thin brush gives me fantastic control during application.|
The liner is small but mighty, and features a whisper thin (yet easily controlled) brush that, in one dip, picks up the perfect amount of product for a single lid.
|Above: Thick and think applications of Artemis in indoor lighting.|
The liquid itself is very smooth and easy to apply…it glides on the lid without tugging, pulling or smearing; as long as I allow about seven seconds of dry time first, I can completely open my eye without transferring the ink…this, in and of itself, is remarkable!
There is a slight sheen to this liner…it is not, however, shimmery or glittery in any way. Rather, it imparts a lovely satin finish that adds dimension and glow to the eye area.
The lasting power of this liner is otherworldly…it literally didn’t budge for the entire day and, once I was ready to take it off, I discovered that it can only be effectively removed with oil-based makeup remover.
|Above: Thin and thick applications of Artemis in indoor lighting.|
|Above: I took these pictures halfway through the day…note that there is no transfer to my upper lid (which normally occurs with any formula that I use) and smudging is nominal.|
|Above: I took this at the end of the day…I smile because my liner is still on my eyelids.|
|Above: A closed-eye view.|
|Above: When applying, I like to wing this out slightly.|
|Above: Another angle to reveal “the wing.”|
|Above: I couldn’t be happier with this formula…I like how a line on top adds volume and depth to my eyelashes, even when my eyes are open.|
|Above: Artemis is pure bliss!|