My Favorite Eyeliner (Laura Mercier Tightline Cake Eyeliner)… Now in Our Shop!

Beauty, Cosmetics
Laura Mercier Tightline Cake Eyeliner Black

If you haven’t tried tightlining your eyes before, give it a shot– it totally changed my approach to eye makeup. Done correctly, it looks like you have thick eyelashes and defined eyes, without an extremely obvious line. There’s a great tutorial here. My favorite product for this is Laura Mercier Tightline Cake Eyeliner, which we now sell in our shop ($27.50).

Scientific Beauty Fact From Nicki

The trick to this amazing liner? It’s in the ingredients, namely the first two, talc and propylene glycol. Talc is the main ingredient, which is cosmetically beneficial to the skin, absorbing oil, preventing shine, and providing a lightweight base for further cosmetic application (Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology). On the other hand, propylene glycol is a fatty alcohol that helps the absorption of key ingredients into the skin — meaning it stabilizes the color, all day long. Now that’s what we call beautiful science!

Ingredients: Talc, Propylene Glycol, C9-15 Fluoroalcohol Phosphate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Magnesium Myristate, Polyethylene, Alcohol Denat., VP/VA Copolymer, Mineral Oil (Paraffinium Liquidium), Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Tocopherol, Alumina. May Contain (+/-): CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide).

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  • Wanda

    Hi Lesley-
    I’m confused. I have heard that talc is a carcinogen and one of the reasons it was taken out of certain baby powders and replaced with the safer cornstarch ingredient. Can you shed any light on this? Thanks.


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