I love eyeliner of all kinds, but EM Michelle Phan's new Scribble Calligraphy Liquid Liners have changed the game! I will share descriptions and swatches of all eight shades here and provide you with comparisons to other matte cream and liquid eyeliners as well. Check out all the details after the jump and find how how you can win a set of your very own!
The EM Cosmetics website states the Scribble was "inspired by the girl who likes to speak with her eyes. Draw your most intense matte line with the unique calligraphy tip: from micro-fine to thick cat-eye." The pigmentation is indeed intense, a one stroke wonder, and it dries to the most matte finish I have ever experienced with a liquid liner. I adore the needlepoint applicator wand, which has not dulled since the day I started using it, and the synthetic Polyamid fabric is soft and very gentle on the eyes. The wand is on the longer end of the spectrum for an eye liner applicator, making it easier to press up against the lash line for a precise, long stroke. Most importantly, the Scribble makes the fine 'kitten flick' liner look, which has eluded me in the past, a two minute routine! Hence, I'm in love.
If you're interested in seeing the Scribble liners in action, watch my video review for quick tutorials of the Kitten Flick v. Thick Cat Eye liner looks here!
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Koh Gen Do Triple Lighting Powder Foundation in OC-1
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Powder in 30
EM Michelle Phan Concealer Palette in Light
Tattoo Black, Black Coffee, Bronze Script, and Snow
Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Eyeshadow in 29
EM Cosmetics Waterliner in Black Night
Shu Uemura Stretch Xtreme Mascara in Black
SUQQU Creamy Glow Lipstick in 11
Stila Lip Glaze in Apricot
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Chanel Spring 2014 Tapage
Zoya PixieDust in Tomoko
Kerastase Lift Vertige Volumizing Gel
House of Harlow White Sunburst Studs
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I only featured four colors in the tutorial, but here are swatches of all 8 available colors! I chose to use one quick swipe of each shade to show off the incredible pigmentation.
My favorites are Tattoo Black, Snow, Black Coffee and Bronze Script. Gunmetal Edge is ideal for those looking for a softer alternative to black, and I highly recommend it to fair blondes. Navy Script pops the most against brown eyes, while Black Forest will highlight hazel and green eyes well. Silver Lining is the sheerest of the eight.
Now, we will begin the comparisons with my favorite two liquid eyeliners, EM's Scribble in Tattoo Black and Tom Ford's Dual-Ended Pen in Deeper. Unlike waterproof liquid eyeliners, these two do not flake or irritate my sensitive eyes whatsoever. Both have velvety-smooth formulas that dry quickly and are equipped with ultra fine-tipped applicators that are ideal for creating sharp cat eye wings. I continue to receive questions about which are the 'best' eyeliners, so I will explore the most requested below:
The Tom Ford Eye Defining Dual-Ended Liquid Liner Pen in Deeper ($55 USD) is the ultimate eye liner junkie's splurge. This pen is the holy grail for those that love luxury cosmetics, and it is the easiest one to use for creating a thicker, bold cat eye. The finely tapered synthetic brush is excellent for longer strokes while the mini felt tip brush is best for detailed work between the lashes. I do layer this one a couple times for a truly opaque, satin jet black finish, so it is my second favorite to EM's.
The Inglot AMC Matte Gel Liner in 77 Black ($12 USD) is a richly pigmented gel eyeliner equivalent to the EM Scribble in Tattoo Black. It boasts a creamy formula that dries down completely matte, also rare for a gel formula. Unfortunately, this Inglot eyeliner smears all over the place and leads to major panda eyes. I do not recommend the Inglot 77 liner to anyone with monolid or hooded eyes, but it will work well if you have larger, deep-set eyes that are not prone to smudging.
The Sephora Long Lasting Eyeliner High Precision Brush in Black ($12 USD) is a fabulous budget buy. The brush-tipped applicator is fairly precise, though EM's is significantly finer. I love that this is another one of the few matte finish liners on the market, but the problem is that it requires a few minutes to dry down. This makes the Scribble formula worth investing the extra $6 for because it dries down in 30 seconds or less — preventing messy transfer and easy layering. I also found the Sephora formula tends to flake and starts to look patchy after a few hours, especially in the sculpted wing region.
Bottom Line: The Scribble Calligraphy Liquid Liner is my favorite product from the entire EM Michelle Phan collection and is worth every penny!
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