Guest beauty review from Marcia who writes the beauty blog, Beauty Info Zone, along with her blog partner Lisa. Sheâ€™s been writing about cosmetics for 11 years, but has been a beauty aficionado for decades (and decades.) She used to have nightmares about being without eyeliner so youâ€™ll find a lot of eyeliner reviews from her on her blog.
There is nothing quite like a black eyeliner. It goes with everything and just about everyone needs one in their life (Iâ€™m speaking about you beauty lovers of course.) Through my blog partner Iâ€™ve learned about one that has blown her socks off so of course I had to buy it for myself and see what she was raving about. Now my socks are blown off too so itâ€™s a good thing itâ€™s not winter in my part of the world. That eyeliner is Illuminare Beyond Black Everlasting Eyeliner.
This is the blackest of any black eyeliner Iâ€™ve ever tried and Iâ€™m sure Iâ€™ve come close to trying them all. I love eyeliner and donâ€™t go a day without it. My two favorite kinds are gel liners and liquid eyeliners. The texture of Illuminareâ€™s Beyond Black is unlike any in my collection. Itâ€™s very creamy, actually itâ€™s more like a mousse texture. The first time I dipped my brush into it I was surprised at the softness of it. Because itâ€™s so soft you have to be careful with the amount you pick up so you donâ€™t overdo it.
I use the Paula Dorf Eyeliner brush (holy grail item for me) since I like a fine line. The application of Beyond Black with this brush was the smoothest Iâ€™ve ever tried. It is so soft and so silky yet it dries down instantly. If you make a mistake with it you need to work quickly since it sets up so fast.
I donâ€™t normally wear liner on the waterline but I decided to try it out for the sake of review. This black is so intense that it was more obvious than any Iâ€™ve tried before therefore it was too much for me, but I admire how it looked and lasted. The day I tried that I removed it after 6 hours and other than one area on my waterline where it was patchy, it was as black as when I started. On a normal day of wearing Beyond Black Everlasting Eyeliner it lasts the entire day, top and bottom lash line. Youâ€™d think with that kind of wear it would be a bear to remove, but thatâ€™s not the case at all. I use Mary Kay Eye Makeup Remover and it came off quickly and cleanly.
You can find Illuminare on their website but I bought mine from Dermstore since I love their policies (including free shipping). If you are a black eyeliner lover and havenâ€™t tried Illuminareâ€™s out, you are in for a treat. I wonder if my black gel liners will get much use now that Iâ€™ve got this.