If I’m gonna wear teal on my upper lash lines, it needs to be flashy. Flashy enough for New Year’s and divas at drag queen karaoke at the very, very least.
I mean, it’s teal, right? — the kryptonite of “no-makeup makeup” eye liner looks.
Canard, or “duck” en franÃ§ais (shout-out to high school French!), shares much in common with Laura’s other CrÃ¨me Eye Liners. Despite its low-key flat matte finish, it’s packed with pigment, doesn’t get patchy, and best of all, it has the grip strength of a heavyweight MMA fighter! — even when worn without primer.
This mallard really threw me for a loop. It showed me just how great a matte teal can look when paired with a shimmery shadow. The flat finish acts like a focal point, drawing attention right to my lash lines.
I dig it, especially with bronzed cheeks and a nude lip.
True, cream liners can be tricky if you’re not used to ’em, so if you’ve tried Laura’s CrÃ¨me Eye Liner and had trubs with the application, you might try using a bent liner brush.
Sonia Kashuk makes a $6 Bent Eyeliner Brush I like. Unloading as much excess product from the brush head before bringing up to your eyes should also help. I usually brush mine against the inside of the jar’s lid.
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After the events in Boston yesterday…
It felt strange writing about eyeliner and lip gloss this morning. Seemed silly, you know?
I’ve enjoyed running ever since I was a teenager, and even though I’ve never run a marathon, I have crossed a few finish lines, and one thing I’ve learned is that when you don’t think you have anything left to give, you usually do.
All we can do is try to put one foot in front of the other, lift each other up, help however we can.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,