If you’re beauty and makeup obsessed like I am (I have no shame) then you know that the Stila Stay All Day liquid eyeliner is loved by many. The product has a cult following and a lot of people won’t use anything else! While I can’t say I’m that loyal to this product, I do reach for it frequently. One of the downsides of this product, however, is that it’s $22.

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Tarte eyeliner

Black liquid eyeliner is a staple in many people’s makeup collection. There are hundreds of options out there and it’s hard to sort out the good from the bad. The drugstore has some really good options (looking at you Maybelline Line Stiletto eyeliner) but I feel as if high end makeup brands covet the truly impressive liquid liners.

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I initially headed to Sephora with two eyeliners in mind; the Stila Stay All Day liner and the Kat Von D Tattoo liner. The Stila liner was not available to swatch which was disappointing but I did get to swatch the Kat Von D one. It was impressive, don’t get me wrong, but while I was swatching it, this little Tarte Micro Liner caught my eye.

The So Fine Micro Liner is part of Tarte’s recent Rainforest of the Sea line. It’s incredibly black, waterproof, and vegan friendly! I haven’t tested the waterproof capabilities but the liner does last all day! Doing a winged liner still takes me ages so when I’m trying to do my makeup quickly I’ll just draw on a thin line and be done with it. The tiny tip makes doing so incredibly easy and fast. The formula glides on no problem and dries down to an almost matte finish.

Tarte eyeliner

The So Fine Micro Liner retails for $22 and you get .0169 fl oz. of product. I just bought the liner so I don’t know how long it will last before it dries up, but I’m hoping it will last a while. Another plus of this liner is its packaging! I love the gold and black paired with the blue and purple cap; so cute!

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Audrey Knizek

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I have to admit, I’m one of those people that hates getting rid of makeup unless it’s completely empty. I think part of me likes the thought of a large makeup collection, even if that means part of my collection consists of old, dried up products. I hate seeing my hard earned money go in the trash, however I can’t keep products forever. I finally decided to go through and get rid of any makeup I didn’t like or that was past it’s prime.

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  • Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation in the shade 0.5
  • Rimmel BB Cream in light/medium (This was really bad. It was oily and patchy and didn’t make my skin look nice at all.)
  • Collection Illuminating Touch foundation in porcelain. I bought this in England and really loved it, however the foundation darkened before I could use it all

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So. Many. Mascaras. And I still have four in my collection that I love and use regularly. All of these have dried up which breaks my heart considering four of them are high-end. I really didn’t like the waterproof formula of the Maybelline Falsies mascara as it was so hard to get off. However I love the regular, non waterproof formula a lot.

  • Clinique high impact mascara
  • Urban Decay Perversion mascara
  • Makeup Forever mascara
  • Maybelline The Falsies Volume Express waterproof mascara

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These two Clinique eyeshadow pallets were two of the first makeup bits I owned. I started wearing makeup when I was 14 or 15 and now I’m 21. It’s embarrassing how long I’ve kept these, but they have a bit of sentimental value for me. However I never reach for these and it’s time for them to go.

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The Starlooks eyeliner was really nice, it’s just dried up at this point. I really don’t like the elf lipstick in the shade Party in the Buff. All their other moisturizing lipsticks are lovely, but this shade was patchy and weird on my lips. The collection concealer is old and almost gone, but I wish I didn’t have to get rid of this one. You can’t buy Collection cosmetics in the U.S. and I really loved this concealer. I can’t remember when I bought the Rimmel eyebrow pencil and that alone is why I’m getting rid of it. It’s old and not even the right shade.

If you’d like a full review of any of these products let me know in the comments below.

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XoXo,

Audrey