The Jane Iredale Mystikol Powdered Eyeliner is a truly all-in-one eyeliner with awesome staying power. My typical eyeliner routine consists of lining the top and bottom of my lids with a dark eye pencil (which I usually have to sharpen first to get a clean point), and then go over that with an eyeliner brush with dark/black eyeshadow to fill in any spots the pencil missed and help set it. It’s a lot of steps and tools for just eyeliner. I was a little hesitant hearing the words “powdered” eyeliner, since I had never used one before and thought I might end up with a mess of loose, dark, powder dust on my face. This was 100% not the case!
The liner comes in a very sleek, all-in-one package: the top of the cap pops off and flips over to reveal the built-in brush, then unscrews from the liner pot underneath. The powder/cream formula is creamy and dense, and isn’t flakey or dusty when getting it on the brush. The application on my lid was very smooth and even, I loved getting that result after just one swipe and not having to go over it a few more times with the pencil and brush/eyeshadow to even it out. The brush is also designed so you can easily draw a thin or thick line, depending on the angle it’s held. There’s a lot of versatility with this product and makes it easy to create a thin, simple liner look, or a smudgier, thick, smoky/cat eye. It has awesome staying power and didn’t fade or smear all night long and I never needed to reapply or touch up. I tried the Onyx color which is a very dark, dense black color that I loved for a nighttime look, but the Amethyst, Dark Topaz, and Smoky Quartz colors look beautiful too.
Two notes on Jane Iredale company overall: Jane Iredale products are certified cruelty-free by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics’ (CCIC) Leaping Bunny Program, and PETA, which I love and find as an important attribute of any company. Second, her site janeiredale.com features great tips and how-to videos for anyone looking for make-up tutorials and can easily be found via the QR code on the inside packaging label.
Guest post by Antonia Rutter