As much as I appreciate a well-done ombré job (although I’m much more into balayage these days), I have a strict no-effort policy when it comes to my hair. Which, now that I think about it, is probably I like the balayage effect so much.
But this is not about hair. This is not even really about ombré, except in the loosest sense. This is actually about the great time-sucking black hole that is Pinterest, and the stunning blue gradient liner I saw on my feed the other day (or was it today? I’ve been running on four hours of sleep a night lately, so you’ll have to pardon my total lack of time awareness).
I’m all for edgy looks that don’t require much effort, so I was excited to try it out for myself. Until I realized that I don’t own any blue liquid or gel liners (guys, how is this even possible? I adore blue), which are crucial for the look. Can’t make that little flicky flick with pencil, after all. Now, I know you’re all probably thinking well, why don’t you just use another color, you dodobird? But don’t you worry because I got there eventually. After like, twenty minutes of thinking. I worry myself sometimes.
So here we go, the green ombré liner look that’s so fantastically easy even I couldn’t mess it up:
- Line your eyes with a dark green liquid or gel eyeliner (this is the only step that requires liquid liner, the other two shades work fine with pencil), winging it out at the end. I’m using my favorite, reviewed here.
- Then create your gradient! I lined the inner third of my lashline with Milani Liquif’Eye in Gold, and then blended the two shades together with my Bourjois Duochrome Eye Pencil in 61 Vert Doré.
- Curl lashes, add mascara, all that fun stuff. It’s that easy.
Will you be trying the ombré look on your eyes?