Laura Mercier’s Tightline & Define Cake Eye Liner Collection at Sephora might be a great little set for you to check out.
I had my eye on these tightline cake liner’s for awhile and had been thinking about picking up the black one the last time I was at Sephora. But then I saw the other colors and wanted them too, but individually they were $22.00 each. Then I saw they had a special deal where you could get all three in a palette and a full size Full Blown Volume Mascara and cool double-ended liner brush, so that’s what I decided to get!
The regular individual sized ones come in the shades Black Ebony, Blue Marine and Mahogany Brown. In this kit we have Black Ebony, Violet Asphalt and Mahogany Brown. The Violet Asphalt shade is a special trend shade not available in full size.
Also something to note is that the individual ones are 0.5 oz and the ones in this set are smaller at 0.4 oz each.
Black Ebony, Violet Asphalt, Mahogany Brown, Black Mascara
So first off what is tightlining? It’s when you apply a color to the very base of your eyelashes in that tiny little white space. Filling in that area makes your lash line appear thicker and is a great way to make your eyes really stand out. You can use a gel liner, pencil liner or shadow. Really whatever you want.
The brush that comes with these is a pretty decent one I found. One side is a flat square shape, perfect for “stamping” the color onto your tightline. The other end is a pointed tip which you can use as an eyeliner brush. I prefer the square side when using this product though.
You can use these either dry or wet. I prefer wet because it’s easier for me to use and makes the color deeper and easier to control. The square brush is perfect for this!
As far as color saturation on my hand I wasn’t blown away I have to say. Dry they didn’t seem very deep at ALL to me. Wet they definitely improved but still the brown seemed a little meh. The Violet Asphalt one was the only one that looked super amazing right off the bat.
Once you apply these wet though they definitely make an impact (well I haven’t yet tried the brown). They definitely apply easily and my lash line did stand out quite a bit more. They didn’t completely stay in place though, I did have some transferring to the lower lash line. She does have a “Tightline Activator” which mixes with these (instead of water) and supposedly helps them stay in place for a really long time, but it was another $20.00 so I didn’t get it.
The mascara is pretty nice, it’s brush is really a good size and shape for my eye and didn’t get clumpy or flake off. It’s a super black black, which is great. Nothing to write home about, but nothing to complain about for me either.
Have you tried any of these tightline cakes?