I spent part of my weekend meandering in Oxford Street and on route to Liberty’s I discovered And Other Stories.
I am probably late discovering this store but it a mix of clothes (think COS but less structural) shoes and an interesting mix of skincare and beauty. Make up artist Lisa Butler is responsible for the make up edit.
It was lovely to see Less is More, an organic range that I have featured on the blog retailed there along with Dr Bronner, This Works and Eyeko as well as their own brand of skincare and make up.
Sadly there were no complexion products in my shade. I was on the verge of buying a beautiful eyeshadow quad when a purple liquid eyeliner caught my eye. Worsted Aubergine. This colour intrigued me because I know what an aubergine is and I know what worsted it but I would never use these two words together to describe a liquid eyeliner. Worsted in a knitting context describes a tightly woven yarn. It is also the name of a village in Norfolk – a village that does not have a history of aubergine farming so you can understand my confusion!
Anyway, the eyeliner is housed in a silver container. The lid houses the brush and it comes out of the inkwell with a sturdy pop. The brush is quite thin, but not sturdy so a steady hand and a gentle touch is needed to apply it as the brush splays very easily. The colour dries quite quickly and the purple colour has a bit of gold iridescence which makes is sparkle on the eye, but it is by no means a glittery eyeliner. It registers purple but still dark on brown skin so it still gives the eye definition despite not being as intense as black.
My favourite way to wear it, is as quite a thick flick with thinner black flick close to the lash line. You will find pictures on my Instagram (@patentpurplelife). Once it has dried it does not smudge. If you are trying to steer clear of parabens and silicones this is not a product for you but if you are looking for an alternative to black eyeliner this is a good option.