I’ve always been a creature of habit. When I go to the grocery store, I buy the same ruffles potato chips. Before I leave for work in the morning, I enjoy a bowl of cereal while I scroll through my Facebook newsfeed. And when it comes to my eye makeup routine, I rotate the same two eyeliners. (In case you’re wondering, Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner in black and Mally Beauty Evercolor Starlight Eyeliner in Lucky Penny.)
This dark-green eyed girl can always depend on those two shades. But for once, I needed a changeup.
If you saw my IG story this past weekend, then you saw I went on a little Ulta haul. I came in for a couple lip liners and walked out with Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner in Tetra—a shimmering eggplant purple.
Being a makeup junkie, my ideal eyeliner is highly pigmented, long-wearing and easy to apply. This Stila Smudge Stick fits all of my requirements.
What I love about this eyeliner is that I have 20-30 seconds to smudge to my liking before it sets, so if I’m not in the mood for a fancy eye, this liner will double as color on my lids. And I’m obsessed with the color. The metallic hue really makes my eyes pop when I apply it on my upper and lower lash line. And because it’s a dark purple, it works for day or night. But be warned—this eyeliner doesn’t retract so be careful not to twist out too much product.
The verdict: $22 very well spent.
Shopping tip: It’s currently out of stock at Sephora but you can scoop up this shade on Ulta.com.