How was our day? I was just listening to some empowering girl music by En Vogue. Remember them? Have you ever heard No No No (Can’t Come Back)?
Don’t care what other people say
Don’t listen to them anyway
Can’t let the evil get its way
Don’t let bad feelings make you pay
It’s like an instant shot of positivity with a cheer chaser (overkill? naw).
You know what else I love? Reading your comments. It’s so much fun to be able to talk with you guys, and not just about makeup.
Speaking of makeup, Michelle recently left a comment asking how to wear bright eyeliner.
“How would you use that bright eyeliner Karen? I have a few color liners but I hardly use them. I don’t know if I should use the same color eyeshadow, or if that’s too much. I read in a magazine once that you can simply skip eyeshadow all together and line your eyes with bright color, then finish off with two coats of mascara. What do you do?”
Well, I wear bright eyeliners more often as the weather warms, and they can be a little intimidating at first if you normally stick to black and brown.
But once you’ve worn bright eyeliners a few times they stop seeming so scary. You can wear almost any shade o’ crazy. The easiest way to do it for me is to keep the liner simple (a single line) and pair it with a brown or beige shadow.
I usually start with a brown, beige or neutral eyeshadow with a lil’ bit of shimmer (but not too much frost). Anything that’s too metallic or glittery can compete with a brightly colored liner, so I reach for quieter textures.
In this look I’m wearing Laura Mercier Satinee Creme Eye Colors in Ecru Silk (a pearly beige) and Rum Satin (a pearly light brown).
Now for the fun part
With a bright liner, I draw a thin to medium line on the upper lash line, starting from the outer corner (the side closest to my ear) and working the line inward in short strokes, trying to get as close to the root of the lashes as I can.
For these pics, I was using Estee Lauder’s Duo Tone Eye Pencil in Aqua (a shimmery teal).
After I’m done drawing my line, I add a few coats of mascara.
That’s it! Good to go.
When I wear brightly colored liners, I tend to go for shimmery blues. If blue’s not your thang, you could try a bright green or purple, like Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils ($16) in Graffiti or Ransom.
For all you seasoned bright eyeliner-wearing ladies, do you have a favorite color? And what’s your favorite way to wear it?
I’m off to the bookstore now to do some reading for class. I must do my best to avoid the temptation that is the magazine section — Us Weekly, Cat Fancy (LOL!), Real Simple and, of course, Allure. 🙂
Hope your Tuesday was faboo!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,