March Beauty Favorites
I always default to black eyeliner. I guess it’s just one of those classic things that I think you can’t go wrong with. But sometimes black eyeliner can be a bit too heavy, especially on lighter makeup days.
So then I grab my shimmery, taupe brown liner if I’m looking for something a little lighter.
But that doesn’t always give me the exact definition I’m going for on light makeup days.
And then it hit me.
Do a little bit of both.
Start with a blank canvas, or just a little bit of nude primer on the eye if your liner tends to budge. I always apply a bit of Mac’s Painterly to even out my lids and make sure the liner applies well and stays all day.
Line your entire lash line with Stila Metallic Umber, or any brown shade you like!
At the outer corners ONLY, apply a swipe of black liner pressing as close to your lash line as you possibly can.
This next part is essential: blend together with your finger. These Stila eyeliners blend really well if you do it immediately following application. Otherwise they set in place and it’s much harder. I would imagine most eyeliner, except for liquid liner, would blend relatively well as long as you do it right after you apply the liner.
So the effect is subtle, but you can see that there’s more darkness at the outer corner than the rest of the lash line in the photo below.
So you get the definition of the black at the corner and against the lash line, but the softness of the brown all across the lid.
This really simple “duh” moment was rather profound to me a few weeks ago. So I’m confident you are either thinking something like, “hello I do this all the time” or “this is BRAND NEW information*!”
*name that TV show