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VIDEO: Liquid Liner Troubleshooting

Liquid liner is classic and chic—but only if you know how to apply it. Our latest favorite from British brand Eyeko is so easy to use you’ll be sporting a daring cat eye pronto. And don’t worry if you’re a little out of practice. Watch our video for troubleshooting tips and quick shortcuts that will help you get the perfect line.

—Lorelei

Eyeko’s Skinny Liquid Liner comes in punchy Olive and Turquoise—perfect for adding a flash of color.

What Summer Beauty Trend Have You Been Waiting To Try?

While it seems like just yesterday that I was digging my shorts out of wardrobe hibernation, summer is sadly nearing its end. And as this season winds down and, I’m thinking about what in my closet and in my makeup bag I need to utilize before the sunny days are here no more.

Aside from my neon pink chinos, which I’ve used a ton, I have a bright green pencil liner (similar to the shade above) that I really need to put to use in the next few weeks. Sure, I could totally sport the hue in the dead of winter, but there is something so fresh about a super-bright pop of color on your eye in the summertime. Plus, I’d really love to contrast it with a neutral or all white outfit.

What summer beauty trend have you been waiting to try? A messy updo? A candy-colored polish? An electric lipstick? Now is the time to rock it!

—Meredith

One liner shade that works year round, but is still colorful, is bright blue. We love stila’s Stay All Day Liquid Liner in Indigo.

Sneak Peek: Jouer’s Mad Men-Inspired Fall Collection

Everyday Classic Wear Mascara, $20, jouercosmetics.com; Liquid Shimmer Eyeliner, $22, jouercosmetics.com; Travel Eyelash Curler, $14, jouercosmetics.com; Hydrating Lipstick in Dusty, $22, jouercosmetics.com.

With Mad Men’s fifth season delayed, fans of the AMC drama are slipping into vintage style withdrawal. Where are the nipped-waist dresses and fabulous cocktail gowns? The starkly glamorous makeup looks? The unending stream of martinis and Manhattans? While we await the show’s return, there’s a new way to get our fix: Jouer’s Mad About Fall collection. Launching September 1, the collection is an update on the pretty retro look: a fresh face with subtle shimmery liquid liner and a nude lip. The four-piece launch includes their new Liquid Shimmer Eyeliner, Everyday Classic Wear Mascara, Travel Eyelash Curler, and Hydrating Lipstick in Dusty. Of all the products, I’m most smitten with the liquid liner, which comes in three shades: Fox, a dark navy gray; Sable, a sheer eggplant; and Mink, a deep taupe. I’ve been experimenting with them and they’re incredibly easy and fun to use. The velvety formula delivers a smooth, concentrated line of pigment that looks dramatic without being harsh. If you’re less agile with liquid liner, you can just smudge it to get an equally pretty smoky look. I think Betty Draper would approve. 

—Mollie

Shop our favorite Jouer products (including their life-changing Luminizing Moisture Tint) in the Birchbox Shop.

You Shouldn’t Sleep in Your Makeup…

…but if you were to happen to maybe have too much punch on New Year’s Eve and maybe forget to properly remove your makeup before falling into bed, these products would be so long-wearing that they wouldn’t smudge even as you snored:

Too Faced Primed and Poreless: Helped my makeup go on, helped it stay on. Woke up bleary-eyed and puffy, but with still smooth-looking foundation. How ever did that happen?

Smashbox High Definition Healthy FX Foundation: I’m not a foundation girl but, you know, it was New Year’s Eve. Makeup artists say this is a good product for tinted moisturizer fans because it’s practically weightless. I love how it blends in and doesn’t leave any streaky marks.

Guerlain Liquid Liner: Truly a miracle that this lasted from 7pm to 9am, without even a smudge.

Jouer Moisturizing Gloss in Glisten: Nah, this didn’t stay on my lips. BUT I did find sparkles on my cheeks in the morning. That counts, right?