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Move over, Revlon ColorStay, there’s a new eye liner in my makeup arsenal: Smashbox Limitless Eye Liner ($19.00, Amazon.com). I can honestly say this is the first eyeliner I have used that actually lasts for six to eight hours.
The secret to Smashbox Limitless Eyeliner? The high concentration of different types of waxes: Paraffin, C11-12 Isoparaffin, Ceresin, Ozokerite, and Microcrystalline Wax are 5 of the 8 main ingredients. Paraffin and Microcrystalline Wax are distillation products of petroleum, while ozokerite occurs naturally near soft shale, and ceresin is produced in the purification of ozokerite (CosmeticsInfo, 2011). Overall, this combination of waxes thicken the texture of Smashbox Limitless Eyeliner and increases its stability.
Smashbox Limitless Eyeliner is also that requires sharpening. Many make-up artists prefer the traditional pencils that need to be sharpened over the modern twist-up kind because a thinner, more precise line is possible. Make-up artists would also love Smashbox Limitless Eyeliner due to its high level of pigmentation – subtlety is not this eyeliner’s strong suit! – as well as its easy smooth gliding application.
So, yes, I love Smashbox Limitless Eyeliner, and I will be wearing it religiously in the future! Product Rating: 8.5/10 (High or optimized concentration of proven effective ingredients: 3/3. Unique formulation or new technology: 3/3. Value for the the money: 2.5/3. Sunscreen: 0/1).
Ingredients in Smashbox Limitless Eyeliner:
Cyclopentasiloxane, Paraffin, C11-12 Isoparaffin, Polybutene, Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil, Ceresin, Ozokerite, Microcrystalline Wax (Cera Microcristallina, Cire Microcristalline), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate. May Contain/Peut Contenir: Iron Oxides (CI 77489, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Mica (CI 77019), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Black 2 (CI 77266), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Carmine (CI 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Zinc Oxide (CI 77947).