It's safe to say that I have a bit of a "thing" for the Lancôme Artliner. In my very first brush with ITG, I talked about it, calling it, I believe, "Fucking amazing." And you know what? I'm not ashamed (though, admittedly, my mother was horrified). It is fucking amazing, even after all these year(s). It's my dream-maker, guys; it makes my DREAMS come true. (The 'dreams' in question, of course, apply only to those in which I own a foolproof liquid liner of the perfect width/texture/opacity... Artliner has yet to buy me a villa in the south of France, but then again, our affair is relatively recent). Given all of this, imagine my excitement when I realized that Artliner had evolved into something beyond my current expectations of excellence—it also comes in colors! My three favorites? Aubergine (a moody, saturated black plum), Cinnamon (a metallic bronze) and Smoke (a slightly metallic deep grey). Friends, I am over the moon. They're just as pigment-rich and easy to draw with as my old reliable, so as to make your eyeliner as subtle or not-subtle as your little heart desires. Aubergine brings out the green in my eyes, Smoke adds a little more dimension than a regular black...and personally? I can't wait to break out Cinnamon. It brings me all sorts of Byzantine good-vibes. And anyways, we all need a little more gold on/near our faces, don't you think?
Photo by Elizabeth Brockway.