My experience with Loreal Bare Naturale mineral eyeliner.

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When it comes to eyeliner, I am pretty set in my ways. There is a very specific way that I like to apply it and a very specific type of eyeliner I like to use -- black, inexpensive and easy to apply. I'm currently using one from Covergirl that I got for about $4.00-ish.

I recently had a friend suggest that I "really should try liquid eyeliner!" I took her suggestion as a nice way of saying "Girl, it's time to update the eyeliner."

And she was right.

The day after our conversation, I made a trip to Ulta, in search of a liquid eyeliner. It was time to break out of the eyeliner rut I'd been in for the past year. Or 10. While searching for a new one, I came across Loreal's Bare Naturale gentle mineral eyeliner. I was intriqued. I had never applied eyeliner with a brush before! The idea of doing such a thing made me a little more excited than a person should be about eyeliner.

I bought it, brought it home and gave it a try. I loved it! It was a bit tricky to apply- but once I got the hang of it, I was in love with it. I was able to make very precise, even lines that weren't too harsh (like my old eyeliner.)

The next day, I had some errands to run. I got ready, using my new, amazing Bare Naturale eyeliner. I did a double take in the mirror because "whoa, check out those smokin' hot eyes all perfectly lined and stuff."

While sitting at a stop light, I pulled down my visor to check my eyes out in the lighted mirror. What I saw horrified me. Apparently, the lighting in my bathroom is so bad that I failed to notice the black powder that had fallen from my eyelides onto my cheekbones. I instinctively tried to brush it off. BIG MISTAKE. It smeared all over my cheeks and the harder I wiped, the blacker it my skin turned. I had to get a tissue and scrub my cheekbones clean. It was a mess.

I haven't used it since. Maybe I'm being unfair. I'm sure there is a way to apply it without getting the black powder all over my face. But quite honestly, that's a little more work than I'm willing to put into the lining of my eyes. With three kids, a full time work at home job, I don't have a lot of time or patience for things like "learning how to not get black powder all over my face will applying eyeliner." So, it's back to the inexpensive, Covergirl eyeliner for me. I am, however, open to suggestions for eyeliners that will Rock My Outdated Eye Make Up Wearing World.

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