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The Eyeliner Face-Off: Mocha Uson Vs. Leni Robredo

Who gets your vote?
The Eyeliner Face-Off: Mocha Uson Vs. Leni Robredo
IMAGE Francisco Guerrero and Joseph Pascual for Esquire Philippines
Who gets your vote?

In case you missed it, Mocha Uson has challenged Vice President Leni Robredo to an eyeliner face-off. Well, those weren't her exact words, but she did say, "...Magharapan tayo, mata sa mata, eyeliner to eyeliner," in an interview wherein she directly addressed the VP.

In the name of beauty, that particular line got us thinking. We just had to know: Whose eyeliner game is stronger? More importantly, if this face-off should occur, how would they (literally) draw the line?

Let's look at the newly-resigned PCOO Assistant Secretary's repertoire first. We noticed that her eyelids are quite hooded, so it's no surprise that she often wears a cat-eye. She lines her upper lashes quite thick, which gives the illusion of a bigger eyelid space, then creates a sharp flick at the end.

PHOTO BY Joseph Pascual for Esquire Philippines

She loves a short wing, too:

Are you a dramatic liner enthusiast like Mocha? Here are products you ought to try:


PHOTO BY Benefit

BENEFIT They're Real! Push-Up Liner, P1500, Glorietta 3

This pen-type product makes drawing thick lines easy and fast.


PHOTO BY Maybelline

MAYBELLINE Gel Liner, P399, Robinsons Department Store

Gel liners are perfect for beginners. They don't set right away, which gives you enough time to correct it should you make any mistake.

On the other hand, VP Leni doesn't seem to be a cat-eye fan. Her eye makeup is usually clean and simple—she draws a thin black line on her upper lashline, then she opens up her peepers with a coat of mascara.

PHOTO BY Francisco Guerrero for Esquire Philippines

When she does wear eyeshadow, she often blends her eyeliner with some dark eyeshadow for a daytime-appropriate smokey eye.

Do you lean towards an effortless eyeline like VP Leni? You can easily steal her signature look with these picks:


THE BALM Schwing! Liquid Eyeliner, P790, Beauty Bar

The fine felt-tip applicator will have you drawing that barely-there line in no time.

PHOTO BY Beauty Beat

BYS Eyeliner Pencil in Black, P169, Beauty Beat

Of course, nothing beats a classic eye pencil that you can use for thin strokes and an instant smokey eye.

Evidently, there is no clear winner—yet. But we need to know: In this eyeliner face-off, who gets your vote?


A sharp cat-eye like Mocha's is my go-to lewk.

I want my eyeliner game as effortless as VP Leni's.