How do you know if an eyeliner REALLY lasts all day? If it lasts through the blood, sweat, and tears of a 30 cardio workout + an hour of strength training and yoga. I did a little experiment on the Urban Decan 24/7 glide on eye pencil in Zero. To be honest, I'm so afraid of wearing pencil liner and makeup in general to sweat-prone places, because I'm afraid it will smudge, slip, and give me some nice and weird streaks all over my face. Brilliant.
My workout/game face. I'm slightly insecure about my naked face so I opted for a little lip balm and foundation (Marcelle Hydra-C) which I guess was also a good way to test it's staying power as well. I pretty much skipped everything else: mascara, bronzer... lalalala
Before... I used a little Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil. This is a HUGE cult product. I tried to set it with some Rimmel Stay Matte Powder, but I'm slightly disappointed that it transferred onto my "crease area" before I even started to work out. I don't know if you can tell... but there's a slight black line on my lid.
After...The eyeliner wore off in the slightest bit. It smudged on my lid (some more), but for the most part stayed put. The funny thing is... my whole face of foundation stayed on. I guess the Marcell foundation is stay all day type stuff.
Now on to the ramble-y part... about exercise. It's not exactly my favourite topic but I thought I should share.
I had an epiphany. Exercising. It's never been my strong point or the first thing on my mind. I haven't exercised in about 2 years. Two years ago I did Tae Kwon Do religiously. Three days a week. But now... nothing. Bad I know. Shame on me. I'm good at making excuses for myself. On weekdays, I leave at 7:30am for work and get back home at nearly 8pm. I set out my weekends for some nice rest and relaxation. So I never try to make time for exercise.
The best part? My mom is a fitness instructor in her spare time. She teaches both a yoga/pilates and martial arts class. She's always telling me to work out more ... like a rebellious child, I never listen. Two years ago, I started university away from home. I ate nasty, unhealthy cafeteria food. The most exercise I did was walk to class. Now I'm back home for a 4 month work term and everyone in my family works out at least 2x a week.
My epiphany? Coming home from an All-You-Can-Eat Sushi date. For pretty petite people (Me at 4'11'' and my boyfriend at 5'4''), we can gobble down at least 35 pieces of sushi/sashimi each plus all the cooked items like dumplings, tempura, etc AND dessert. The picture above is HALF the meal. We had so much food we had to put some plates on the table beside us. We often overestimate ourselves and order a little too much... it happens all the time. This particular time we ended up struggling to get home from home. Literally limping in agony to get to the subway.
It has nothing to do with how much I weigh or look, and everything to do with how I feel.
I hate feeling fatigued and tired from walking a couple blocks. I know it's not healthy to not exercise and I've been quite ignorant. So I finally started working out... after 2 years. I'm doing Jillian Michaels (of the Biggest Loser) 30 day shred, along with going to my Mom's weekend yoga class. Lemme tell you... the first workout I did last week... felt like the longest 30 minutes of my life. I've also been running home from the bus stop... despite looking crazy with a backpack and heeled ankle booties.
Any ways, I'm going to try to stick to a schedule of working out at least 2 times a week.
Conclusion: I need to work out more. and Urban Decay's eyeliner is pretty good but it does smudge. and is certainly not 24 hours if you're going to the gym.
What's your longest lasting eyeliner? Do you work out often? If so, do you wear makeup to the gym? Let me know if you have any suggestions for good cardio work outs. :)