Purple eyeliner is a subtle way to rim your eyes with a pop of color.
There are many brands to choose from, which range in price and texture. I’ve been using MAC’s Fluidline for a couple years now, since it stays on all day and lasts a long time when it’s for personal use. Their colors are rich and it applies very silky. Since my eyes are green I love using purple liner to compliment them, and MAC’s Fluidline in Macroviolet has done the trick. As many MAC lovers know, their makeup line isn’t the cheapest but it does often deliver great results.
A nice makeup look is attainable at any budget, so I decided to give Maybelline’s eye studio a try. Their purple or “eggplant” gel liner costs half as much as MAC’s and it’s pretty comparable. It doesn’t smudge, lasts all day, and even comes with a travel size application brush. This gel liner was named “eggplant” for a reason, because once you open it you’ll see the color truly matches that of an eggplant. The color looks so pretty and has a bit of shimmer to it. Maybelline gel eyeliner in eggplant is available at most drugstores and is priced @ $6.99.
Maybelline “eggplant” vs MAC “macroviolet”
Maybelline is on the left, MAC on the right. As you can see the shades are different. MAC’s is a bit darker, but when they’re applied they look pretty close in color. They both have a bit of shimmer mixed with the color, and come in a .10 oz glass jar. They both last all day, don’t smudge and apply evenly. The only difference I seem to have found is that MAC’s is more smooth than Maybellines and the color applies a bit darker, though not by much. MAC’s is also a bit tougher to wash off. The final application for both liners is a nice purple line that lasts all day.Check out the color swatches below….
Can you guess which is MAC and which is Maybelline?!
If you guessed Maybelline on the left, MAC on the right then you are correct! MAC’s is a bit of a darker shade, as i mentioned, and it does have a silkier texture than Maybelline. But you can’t really complain about the texture if you’re paying half the price for a product that delivers similar results. Since I am a self-proclaimed makeup junkie and decide to sometimes buy the same color product just in a different brand, I now have more than enough purple liner to last me quite a while. It is recommend to toss out your makeup and replace it every few months, but if it’s for personal use and you don’t notice a change of color or smell, that rule can be broken.