Beginner Friendly? Liquid Eyeliner Showdown - Clarins vs. Colormates
Drugstore versus high end… the constant battle when it comes to buying makeup! As someone who has yet to master the perfect winged eyeliner, yet loves to find a nice, bold black liner, I knew I had to do a comparison between two liquid liners I had: one from Clarins (high end), and another from Colormates (drugstore).
Here are some of the thoughts I had when comparing the 2:
1. LOWER LASHLINE: You have to be careful with Clarins because a lot comes out. Meanwhile, Colormates allows you to build up a bit more in case you mess up.
2. UPPER EYELID: Both Clarins and colormates work well. Clarins gives a much darker, more bold line with fewer strokes, while the Colormates liner has to be built up, but can be beneficial for beginners who make a mistake with the first stroke.
3. PERFECTING THE WING: At the end, if you don't like the wing, it's kind of hard to fix or fade out the Clarins wing even with your fingers/fingernails because it's so dark. The Colormates, on the other hand, can be fixed easier, and then built upon to create a darker line.
All in all, my personal preference would be the Colormates just because it seems a bit more user friendly for a novice like me. Once I master the art of a perfect wing (which won't happen until my hands are trained to be super steady), I’m sure I’ll gravitate more towards the darker and bolder Clarins!