UZ has officially redefined black eyeliner
New York Fashion Week has come to a close, and Spring 2020 is poised to be a sartorially satisfying season. The biggest trends range from lots of color to refined tailoring, and the beauty looks spanned the spectrum from minimalist to maximalist as well. Yet one makeup product seen on virtually every runway was black eyeliner (I better start trying to improve my skills—again), and UZ actually debuted seven variations of this one hue at the 3.1 Phillip Lim show.
If you think all black liquid eyeliners are created equal, you are woefully wrong. UZ’s 7 Shades of Black collection is proof—and although each of UZ’s versions of this makeup-bag staple might look similar at a glance, they are actually all different. There’s Pitch Black, Matte Black, Metallic Black, Platinum Black, Navy Black, Red Black and Green Black—and each brush is handcrafted using 1,200-year-old Japanese techniques to ensure flawless application (so long as you have a steady hand). While the construction may be as OG as it gets, the formula itself is decidedly cutting-edge thanks to a waterproof hybrid polymer that holds up to water, sweat, oil, humidity and tears. But get this, it washes off effortlessly with warm water.
As you can see, there’s more to black eyeliner than the standard Crayola hue—and this goes to show that nothing is always as simple as black and white—or black and black for that matter.