Why the Maybelline New York Tattoo Studio Eye Pencil Is Perfect for Eyeliner Newbies

May 04, 2021
Sarah Ferguson
By: Sarah Ferguson | Makeup.com by L'Oréal

I can count on one finger the number of times that I’ve worn eyeliner over the past year. I was never a big eyeliner person before social distancing became a thing, but during 2020, my makeup aesthetic got even more low-maintenance. All this is to say that my current eyeliner skills are basic at best. In an attempt to ease my way back into using the product, I reached for the Maybelline New York Tattoo Studio Eye Pencil. If you’re in the same boat, I can’t recommend the eyeliner pencil enough. 

Using the Tattoo Studio Eye Pencil is like riding a bike with training wheels — it helps you get comfortable with the feeling of applying eyeliner, while helping you avoid disaster. With a pointed tip that sharpens easily, the pencil allows for a precise line, yet has a creamy formula that’s easy to work with. I love that the formula is also extremely pigmented, so I don’t have to retrace my eyes a million times to achieve an inky, liquid liner-like finish. Once your line is in place, it lasts for up to 36 hours of wear without fading or smudging.

person applying maybelline tattoo studio eye pencil

On my first go, I was able to tightline my lash line without poking myself in the eye (a feat!), and when I attempted to create a winged look, I was able to even out any bumpy areas (of which there were many) with a micellar water-dipped cotton swab. 

If you mess up during application, you can also decide to switch gears and go for a smoky look. After one recent use, I decided to just buff out the formula instead of going for the cotton swab clean-up method. The result was a cool smoky look that appeared totally planned. 

Perhaps the best part? You can snag the Tattoo Studio Eye Pencil for less than $7. Excuse me while I add every single color (there are nine, including navy and amethyst) to my cart.

Photo: Sarah Ferguson

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