Catchy title, isn’t it? When it comes to dramatic looks, nothing says drama better than bold eye looks, and today I wanted to show you a subtle yet dramatic makeup I created using the latest and greatest innovations from one of my favorite makeup brands – Lancome Drama Liqui-Pencils.
Before I even start talking about the formula, I want to bring up the vast variety of shades available. Sephora exclusively stocks all 16 of them, and the range of colors and finishes is just overwhelming! If I had to pick just two or three I wouldn’t be able to. There are mattes, shimmers, metallics, pearls, pastels, that come in traditional hues like black, brown, navy, and white, as well as bright neons.
Alright, now onto the formula, which Lancome calls revolutionary. Unlike other eye pencils, Lancome Drama Liqui-Pencils are essentially a liquid liner suspended in a plastic ferrule, so they deliver unprecedented performance and are guaranteed to stay on for at least 24 hours.
One thing I always look for in my eye pencils – softness. If the pencil is hard, I will end up with a million excuses not to use it anymore. And honestly, guys, I thought my favorite UD pencils were hard to top, but I genuinely like the formula of Lancome Drama Liqui-Pencils better. Sometimes the quality varies from shade to shade, but these all turned out to be soft, long-lasting, and intensely pigmented – all of them!
The only con worth mentioning [which isn’t even a con but more like something I’m always slightly annoyed with] is the fact that they require manual sharpening. The formula is really soft, so I already managed to lose a couple tips to the sharpener. However, I love these so much I am willing to sharpen them when needed, although I would much rather prefer the twist-up tube.
Here are the swatches of all sixteen shades, but I am warning you, this is some top grade enabling!
Swatch reference: My skin tone is between MAC NC15 and NW15 with yellowish hue and neutral undertones. Sometimes I can wear NW20 in the Summer. I thought this would be useful to know, since all screens show colors differently, and I also don’t have a studio setup with consistent lighting. Hope that helps!
I also decided to experiment a little and created this bright look utilizing some colors I rarely use in makeup. Love the way it turned out! I literally did each eye in four swipes: the top lid is lined with Paradis [pearlized tropical green], then I dragged Lumiére [silver metallic] along the bottom lash line starting from the middle of the lid and extended it beyond the eye, creating a reverse wing of sorts. I also decided to add a thin line of Lumiére halfway along the top lash line, starting from the inner corner of the eye. I think it added a little depth to the overall look without stealing the spotlight from that gorgeous green. Finally, I swiped a quick line of Soleil [bright matte yellow] just below the silver line on my bottom lid to add some contrast.
As far as the rest of my makeup goes, I used a whole bunch of different concealers, Maybelline Fit Me Matte & Poreless Foundation in Porcelain 110, Hourglass Ambient Bronzer in Luminous Bronze Light for the crease, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Mood Exposure, and Hourglass Arch Brow Pencil in Warm Blonde. I also used Lancome Hypnose Drama mascara to add volume and definition to my lashes that really finished the look.
If you read everything up until this paragraph, you already know that I am absolutely obsessed with these fantastic pencils. Sometimes bloggers rave about products they wouldn’t buy on their own unless they were provided by the company, and after trying Lancome Drama Liqui-Pencils I can tell you with certainty that I will be back for more if the brand releases other shades. These really are outstanding!
WHERE TO BUY:
- Drama Liqui-Pencil – $23 USD for 0.042 oz. Available at Sephora.
- Hypnose Drama Mascara – $27.50 USD for 0.22 oz. Available at Sephora, Nordstrom, Ulta, Lancome.
Have you tried using multiple bright eyeliners for a daytime look before? What are some of your favorite unconventional eyeliner shades? Let me know in the comments below!
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