In yesterdays 1 minute makeup post, I got a comment from the lovely Catherine saying she wished I liked the purple, because it’s so hard to find a good purple drugstore liner. That got me thinking, has anyone else noticed that it’s a lot easier to find good drugstore shadows than it is to find good drugstore liners as far as color goes?
Some people use shadow alone to line their eyes, but for me, it doesn’t go on vibrant enough when I do this. Other people foil the shadow (basically just wet it), but I still think it’s easier to work with dry shadows. If you have a favorite eyeshadow color, here’s an easy way to turn it into liner.
You will need:
A cream-based concealer. Here, I used Max Factor’s Erace concealer.
And then, simply pick your eyeshadow of choice. I used this really pretty teal (second from the left) from my CG Tropical Fusion quad
Now the steps:
1. Take an angled liner brush (you can use a push liner brush if you prefer, or whatever it is you use to apply eyeliner with), and pick up some of your concealer.
2. Apply to your upper lashline. *Note: you can also use this on your lower lashline, but I wouldn’t recommend putting it on your waterline.
3. Now go over this line using the shadow you picked.
…why is my eyeball always so red?
That’s it! You’re done.
To give you an idea of how much the concealer amps up the shadow:
Both are just one swipe with my liner brush. Pretty nifty, huh?
I think this is a great way to expand your eyeliner collection, or create a liner with an eyeshadow color you really love, but can’t find in liner form. Try it out, and tell me what you think!