Sunday, May 12, 2013

purple, the colour of love.


First of all, I just want to say: Happy Mother's Day to all of the mom's out there - and of course, to my own. I hope that you all have a great day being pampered and celebrated!

Anyone who knows me is probably aware of my obsession with eyeliner. It's so serious, that in the last several years, I can think of just one instance when I didn't wear any out in public! It is without a doubt my makeup must-have.

Typically, I opt for black liner, but every once and a while, I like to mix it up. Lately, I've been wearing purple liner a lot more often, either as an accent or to line underneath my eyes. Since there are a few purple liners that I've been using recently, I thought I would do a post on some of the pros and cons of each of them.

  Almay, Hello Kitty, Rimmel, MAC

Almay Intense I-Color in Raisin: This is a really pretty liquid liner from Almay. I'll confess that I don't have a ton of products from Almay in my makeup collection, but the ones that I do have, I am impressed with. This raisin coloured liner is subtle but quite pretty. It is a great alternative to a black or brown liner if you are looking for something a little softer, yet still defined. If you're looking for some major drama, however, this liner probably isn't the best choice.

Hello Kitty Glitter Liner in Purple: I don't know how else to say it - this liner is cute...both the packaging and the product! Since this liner is quite thick and wide, it can be more difficult to use, though. So, when I use this, it is typically to line underneath my eyes. This adds a really fun pop of colour to any makeup look, which I love.

Rimmel London Soft Kohl in Purple Passion: By far, this purple liner from Rimmel is my favourite. It has a creamy texture and is super smokey and dark. I am a massive fan of smokey eye looks, so this dark purple liner fits in perfectly with the makeup I love to wear most! I cannot rave about this enough.

MAC Technakohl Liner in Purple Dash: I know there are a lot of MAC fans out there. For me, it really depends on the product. There are some MAC products I love, and others that I don't think are worth the price. Personally, I really don't think this liner is worth the price. While the texture is really nice, the colour payoff isn't fantastic. I actually feel like the Rimmel liner is far superior to the MAC one.

Are you a fan of purple liner? What are your favourites?

xo Shannon

46 comments:

  1. love it!

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  2. Yeah, i love the purple liner is very special colour.

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  3. Amazing colors, I love the purple eyeliner! xx

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  4. I agree they instantly pop up the eyes <3 Purple is my all time favorite color xx

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  5. I just bought one from sephora & love it! Will def. try rimmel:) following you:)

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  6. Love purple liners. They give an amazing effect and intensify green eye colours in particular.
    Great post! Have a nice evening.

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  7. super cute! I've never used purple, but I love the first two :)

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  8. Thanks <3

    In Poland Mother's Day is on the 26th May :D I wonder why the date of this day is different in other countries..

    For me, the best color has MAC liner.

    Xoxo

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  9. These colors look amazing! I don´t have liner but use to own a mascara.
    xx chris

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  10. I love purple. I have been wanting to try purple eye liner for ages, you've just inspired me to go ahead and do it.

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  11. Can't say I've ever thought about using purple as an eyeliner colour before. Sounds like it'd be very nice though :) Maybe some shots of you wearing it?

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  12. I love purple eyeshadow so maybe i should give the liner a try... great post!!

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  13. I like the Hello Kitty colour and purple looks good on me. I guess it matches with the colour of my eyes :)
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  14. i like purple but not on my lip or as a part if make up..i like purple.on clothes.

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  15. I love this color!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  16. The Hello Kitty one is really nice :)
    Jessica xx
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  17. omg love it! cool blog.
    You have a new follower :)
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  18. I'm fan of lots of colors, included purple :)
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  19. Carino il secondo da sinistra!

    Xoxo

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  20. These clear swatches were really helpful :) Thanks!

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  21. I smudge a bit of purple liner on my lower lash line daily instead of using brown. I used to use the Mac one but I recently got one from Nars and it's much smoother and doesn't smudge. That Rimmel one looks amazing, I definitely want to try it next!

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  22. I love purple liner, I currently use a great one from The Kat Von D line at Sephora. It has a little shimmer to it so its fun!!! Have you ever tried the Sephora jumbo crayon liners? They are amazing and have incredible color!!

    xo Dinah @ sunshine super glam

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  23. Great post!
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  24. I always stick to black because I have black hair. But now that I think about it, I think purple would look lovely especially in the evening.

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  25. wow beautiful!!!!:)
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  26. I like the sparkly goldish one.
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  27. I like the black one and sometimes I put goldish.
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  28. I have the rimmel one and it's amazing, I agree sometimes MAC disappoints me, especially on liners...Kisses

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  29. Hello gorgeous! I have to say my eyeliner collection consists of Black or Brown.. Need to spice it up don't I!! L xxx A Scottish Lass ❤

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  30. that kitty liner looks so good

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  31. I've never tried coloured liner- I can't find a good occasion for it (or I just don't know how to make it look natural enough). I'm definitely a fan of Rimmel eye liners though!

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  32. ma che bello!!passa dal mio blog!!;) vitavestita.blogspot.it

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  33. I love using purple eye liners and my fav, which is really cute is the hello kitty:)

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  34. ..my favorite is black glitter eyeliner if I Am going out or something , I think similar in purple will look amazing too , definitely will check out in the shop ..

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  35. I have a project that I am just now working on, and I am sure this will help me a lot and I have been looking for such information since from few days, Thanks!
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  36. Love purple liner! My favorite is Urban Decay's Ransom. I wear that a lot!

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  37. I love anything purple & shimmery!

    Melissah from Scrapbook

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  38. I can't believe how rubbish the mac liner is?! I've never tried their liners or mascaras, I don't know why... But they never appeal to me xx


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  39. Purple is my favorite color! Great post!

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