Reader: Pencil or liquid liner if I’m looking for a long-lasting color?
Angela: Getting your eyeliner to last all day can seem like dreaming the impossible dream. Generally speaking, liquid liner lasts longer than pencil. With that said, when using a liquid liner we suggest lining only the upper lashes. Liquid liners are a bit severe looking and can look too harsh on the lower lash. An alternative to both and a great option is a gel eyeliner. A gel liner can be smudged while still wet for a softer look yet has great staying power. It takes a little effort to get accustomed to applying it, but once used to it you aren’t likely to go back to pencil.
Located in historic Old Town Alexandria, for more than 17 years Bellacara has been Northern Virginia's preeminent boutique for high end cosmetic, skincare and haircare products. At Bellacara you will find premiere beauty products that have been carefully edited by the store’s owner, Angela Sitilides, who personally tests all the products sold in store. The boutique carries only the best product lines – Kiehl’s, Jouer, Dr. Dennis Gross, Christophe Robin, Moroccan Oil, Bumble & Bumble, Fresh, Molton Brown, Skinceuticals, Smashbox, Stila, Mario Badescu, Clarins, Dermalogica, Kevyn Aucoin, Kai, Child, St. Tropez, Smith and Cult, and many more.
1000 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314