Friday, May 7, 2010


Using eye liner is a simple way to add color that doesn’t require adding a whole lot of time or skill to your routine. There are many varieties and formulas that you can use to spiff up your color collection. There are thousands of color varieties used in pencil eye liners. Aside from that, we now have creams, liquids, cakes and gels. And who’s to say that you have to stop there. Benefit used to make a deep magenta/red lip liner that I used to keep in my eye liner drawer. I used it almost everyday and received so many compliments when I wore it. I even turned a few friends onto that little trick. Some companies even make a liquid transformer so that you can turn any eye shadow into an eye liner. That's one way to keep your liner uniquely you.

Sometimes applying a thicker top line can make the eye appear too big or too small depending on the shape and lid space. When you apply the top liner I recommend really trying to get it into the top lash line and keeping it as thin as possible. Keeping a color liner in the lashline is a guaranteed technique you can use without altering your eye or personal sytle ina dipleasing manner. So once you get it in there you can build the width and transform the eye if wanted or needed.
Try this...color a little spot on the back of your hand and use a smudge brush to wiggle that color into the bristles and then wiggle into the lower lash line for a natural finish…even with the most vibrant colors. This technique can be used with gel and cream liners as well. And keep in mind that applying a dark color on the inner rim of lower lash line may make eye apper smaller. This is okay for a smokey eye or drama, but for a bigger and brighter eye use a white, light or bright shade on inner rim.

These are some of my favorite finds…

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils

I have every shade of these.  They are waterproof and really stay in place.  I love how vibrant they are!  Warning...Expect compliments when wearing.

Laura Mercier Eye Liner

Laura has mastered the perfect liner for the tightline technique.  This is perfect for the innerr rim on upper lid.  It is water proof and won't fall into eye.  Use a flat, wet liner brush, swirl and get the product into a muddy consisency into the brushand then step in into the upper lash line from inner rim.  Amazing! This is quite the eye opener for ANYBODY!  Right now this comes in black, brown and blue.

Smashbox Cream Eye Liner
Smashbox produces this in a variety of colors and they appeal to anybody who has tried them.  Maybe that is why this product is Sephora's 2008 Best of Sephora winner. I've found that these are easy to manipulate into any style.  'Lava' is THE color for all the blue eyed beauties. 

Chanel Le Crayon Yeux Precision Eye Definer

Chanel...I love you.  This formula has a creamy consistency.  It even has a sensual application that stays put and truly gives the feeling and look of couture.  Coffee Bean is my favorite for creating a sexy, brown smokey eye.

Too Faced Starry Eyed Liquid Liner

Too Faced is a fun line to accessorize your makeup kit. It's Starry Eyed Liners are a must have when you want to be in tune to your playful, glam side of your personality.  I recmmend that every kit has atleast one of their variety of shades.

Pencil Eyeliner By NYX

These have become a collectors item for me. You can buy them a dozen at a time without breaking the bank.  If you want the Nars variety (and then some) for next to nothing then you definitely want to try these fun and flamboyant pencils.  The pigment pops and the creativity factor just flows when using the NYX collection. 

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