What are eyeliner sealers?
Eyeliner sealers are a liquid found in bottles with or without applicators that is mixed with an eyeshadow to produce a eyeliner.
How to use them?
They can be used with pressed or loose shadows or eyebrow cakes.
The best results are with loose pigments as the colour is more intense and it's easier to add to. If you mix the product on the pressed eyeshadow you may get a more translucent colour and run the risk of ruining the eyeshadow especially if it's matte.
There's the option of purchasing a sealer with an applicator brush which I find messier and difficult to use. Some wands are too soft,thick or small. I prefer using an angled brush and mixing a couple of drops of product on the back of my hand with the eyeshadow. I also found the product lasts on the skin longer when applied this way.
This is a Barry M pigment, I wanted to use a product that was impartial to the other brands for a fair view.
I used 6 products 3 with applicators 3 without.
Eyeko-Steady control, slightly watery and translucent.
Jesse's girl-Dual ended applicator brush, a thick and thin brush. Worst of the 3, the brush contains too much product which makes the eyeshadow messy and clumpy. The thinner side is by far the best.
Facefront-Provided an even pigmented line, applied smoothly and lasted on the skin even after removing. Best of the wand applicators
GD7 rating - 4/5
M.A.C-Worst of the 3, didn't mix to a nice consistency too watery even after mixing more pigment.Translucent finish not much hold.
Medusa's make-up-Fantastic, smooth almost gel like when mixed.Stays pigmented on the skin.
GD7 rating 4/5
Illamasqua-The best of the 3, mixes well to a great eyeliner like consistency. Gives a smooth satin finish easy to apply and stays well pigmented on the skin
Out of all the eyeshadow sealers/transformers I think Illamasqua's was by far the best.It lasts and really transforms the loose shadow into a creamy eyeliner perfect to create a line.
This gives you the opportunity to wear different coloured eyeliners without the restriction of sticking to one shade.
Give them a try it's fun but a pain to remove. Use olive oil (from the kitchen) on a cotton pad to remove eyemake-up.It's gentle and the oil breaks up the make-up making it easy to remove.
Hope this post helped