Illamasqua’s Precision Ink has all of the qualities I look for in a liquid liner. It’s waterproof, long-wearing, easy to use and doesn’t clump in my eyelashes when I apply and make mascara application impossible. But, Illamasqua has gone above and beyond the basic black shade and introduced an opalescent nude liquid ink. This shade has quickly become a must-have in my makeup bag!
Glister was released with Illamasqua’s Spring/Summer Toxic Nature Collection, and is like Bacterium Nail Polish (see this week’s Mani) in eyeliner form. You may be wondering, what’s the point of a nude liquid liner when the purpose of liquid liner is to deepen the look of your lash line? But this complex shade can really open up your eyes and bring the light in. Here’s how I’ve been using Glister:
- Layered over Precision Ink in Abyss. The pop of shimmer just above the lash line really brightens the eyes. I like to apply Abyss, let it dry (which happens pretty quickly) and then apply Glister.
- Above any eyeliner. Seriously, you haven’t lived until you’ve drawn a line of Glister above your eyeliner. It’s great with Abyss, yes, but I also find it works really well with cream and pencil eyeliners. I like pairing it with a graphite — like mixing metals on the lids.
- On the lower lashline. Because Illamasqua’s Precision Ink is so long-wearing, I love wearing this along the lower lashline (note: not on the waterline). The way the pearlescence hits the light makes this more interesting than any other nude pencil. And have I mentioned it won’t budge or smear, at all?
- Along the inner third of the upper and lower lash lines (and don’t forget the inner corners of the eye!) with black liner in the outer thirds. And to give even further dimension, smoke out the outer thirds by layering a dark black shadow over the black liner. This is great for a night look or if you’re just in the mood for a smokey eye.
- The above look, just with a jewel-toned eyeliner and shadow.
Illamasqua’s Precision Ink costs a pretty penny at $27.50, but with all the fun I’m having with Glister, I think it’s worth it!