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I’ve gotten the hang of gel liner, but I find the gel pot and brush routine sort of fussy. Can I use anything to streamline my application?
Until recently, the application of gel liner involved, at minimum, potted gel eyeliner and a liner brush. Depending on skill level, a bit of mapping out of one’s desired eyeliner shape may be carried out with eyeshadow or an eyeliner pencil. If you’re beyond the novice stage, then you’re ready for the ease and convenience of Benefit’s latest innovation, They’re Real! Push-Up Liner ($29, sephora.ca). This twist-up pen houses a matte black, waterproof gel formula that’s on the drier side, allowing it to set quickly (ideal for anyone who experiences liner transfer to their lids). The formula is dispensed through a soft, flexible silicone tip that actually pushes your lashes down in order to apply liner as close to your lashes as possible, eliminating that annoying flesh gap between lashes and liner.
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