As the name of my blog suggests, I am always looking for that next eyeliner that will not smudge on me. It ha been kind of a mission for me to find the best one for those with hooded, oily, and watery eyes. You can check out my eyeliner testing history here, and the post also talks about how I came upon this eyeliner, Wander’s Slide Liner Gel Eyeliner in Smokey Black. Here is a list of my current top 3 pencil eyeliners:
Gold – Clinique Quickliner for Eyes
Silver – Etude House Play 101 Pencil
There are several things that I usually look for in a pencil eyeliner. I chose to break down this review according these factors. Just a little background first if you are unfamiliar with the Wander makeup line. It was started by started by the supermodel Linda Ellingson and is brand that creates travel-inspired luxury beauty products.
Usually, I tend to favour pencil eyeliners that twist-up even though they are less precise (unless they come with that sharpener at the end of the pencil). Therefore, I am not particularly fond of the fact that you have the sharpen this pencil even though it is nice to have a really sharp and precise point sometimes. The maroon and gold packaging is beautiful and chic and it is nice to have a strip at the bottom which reflects the colour of the pencil.
Since it is a gel eyeliner, it glides easily over the eyelid. Like other gel eyeliners I have tried, the texture of the liner is quite soft and easy to apply. However, because of the softness of the pencil, it is a little bit harder to create a sharp wing.
I think this is the category where this eyeliner may fall a little short. It will stay on for most of the day. However, it will start to smudge underneath my eyes in the outer corners where I wing out slightly after a few hours. I need to touch up a little usually midday. I mean, this happens to me with most eyeliners though. Also, with removal, you will need something a little more hardcore than a micellar water.
VERDICT: I don’t think it is going to make it in my top 3. I think smudge-wise it is about equal to the Stila liner, but the Stila pencil just edges out the Wander liner because you don’t need sharpen it.