Lancôme Artliner

Lancome Artliner
Lancome Artliner

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 o ver 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?

—Alessandra Codinha

Photo by Elizabeth Brockway.