Regular readers might remember that I bought the Laura Mercier Caviar Cake Liner a while ago and never really got on with it. I was using water or a Body Shop Vitamin C spray to wet a brush but the result and the staying power left a lot to be desired. I realised I needed to use a proper mixing medium with it and settled on the Illamasqua Sealing gel. I didn’t buy this solely to use with the Laura Mercier liner, you can use this with any powder product to create a paste to produce your own eyeliner in any shade you fancy.
You get 2 6ml bottles for £10.50 which seems very reasonable to me. I like the fact it’s two separate bottles, it means I’m more likely to use it up before it goes bad as one can remain sealed. You just squeeze a drop of the clear liquid onto whatever powder product you are using and use your liner brush you mix it into a paste then draw it on as you would any other liner. You do need to work quickly as this dries incredibly quickly.
The result is a rich opaque line of colour. This is supposed to be water resistant. Whilst I find using this means my liner lasts a lot better than if I use plain old water this will still run a little if you get caught in the rain. If it doesn’t get wet then this lasts brilliantly all day on me.
One thing to bear in mind is if you do use this on eyeshadow try and keep to one area in case is causes the shadow to go hard when it dries. I’ve found this to be an incredibly useful tool and it has given that Laura Mercier liner a new lease of life x
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