There I was, doop-da-doo, sitting in front of my mirror with a purple eyeliner in my paws…
You know the type — a really fun, cute shade, but one that takes a bit of babying, because you have to apply a few layers to build up the color.
Most of the time, I don’t mind having to put in the extra labor, but you know me — always looking for beauty shortcuts.
“Hmm,” I thought. “There’s gotta be a quicker way…”
I quickly rifled through my makeup bag until I found my favorite black liner du jour, Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Perversion.
And just then, I got an idea…
I peered down at Tabs, who was chillin’ in a sunny spot next to my desk. “Tabs, what if I layer this purple liner [which I held in one hand] on top of UD Perversion [which I held in the other]?”
“I bet that’ll really make the purple pop. If layering a black base beneath a colorful eyeshadow amplifies that color, it should work the same way for liners, right?”
Lazily, Tabs blinked twice and looked away, which usually means, “If you’re not going to feed me, woman, just leave me to my thoughts.”
I sighed… Never attempt to have a serious conversation about makeup with a cat. They will always steer the discussion to either lurvies or food.
Despite Tabs’ noncommittal response, I immediately lined my water lines with Perversion, then layered my bright purple liner on top.
It totally worked! The purple popped. It looked richer, and I didn’t have to spend hella years building it up in layers to reach the level of intensity I wanted.
Since then, I’ve tried this technique with other liner colors, layering lots of different shades on top of black, and it works like a charm. It really works wonders on jewel-toned shades of blue, green, gold and burgundy.
Oh, and you can even do something similar with white eyeliner. Layer any colorful liner on top of a white one, and the colorful shade should look brighter and more vibrant.
The effect isn’t limited to water lines, either. It also works pretty great along lash lines, too.
Congratulations! It’s Wednesday.
Happy hump day! I’m trying to smile, but it looks a little pained because I have a dentist appointment at noon, and I’m nervous.
Just a cleaning, nothing too serious (knock on wood), but I’m none too thrilled about it anyway.
It’s those hooks, man… The hooks! They haunt my dreams…
How’s it going out your way?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,