Thursday, March 1, 2012

Tinting Eyeliner

Black has always been the undeniable go-to color for eyeliner.  But, for some of us, everyday black can equal everyday boring.  Ever wanted to wear colored eyeliner but: a) didn't want to pay for it, b) didn't see the point because you're not going to wear it that often anyway, or c) all of the above?  Well, for the frugal and/or the colored liner-shy, I'm going to show you a cheap trick on how you can tint your black eyeliner so that you can wear colored liner as little or as often as you'd like using products you already have so that you don't have to pay an extra penny.

First, I line my eyes as I normally would using black eyeliner.  My eyeliner of choice is gel/cream liner applied with a bent brush, but this will work with pencil or liquid as well:


Next, with a small smudge brush, I'm going to layer eyeshadow over the black eyeliner.  I'm going to use dark blue because I like it.  Also, it's a really great color for those who want to stray from black, but don't want to do so in a less-obvious manner.


Stay within the lines for a clean look, or smudge right outside of the lines for a softer, smoky-esque feel:


All done!  I went from jet-black liner to sapphire blue by just including one simple step and it didn't cost me a thing!  You can do this with pretty much any color in your shadow arsenal.  This would be so pretty with greens, purples, and fuchsias, don't you think?


Hope some of you get a chance to play around with this technique!  Have a great night! :D

Hugs,
Cat

p.s. For bolder colored liner, you can skip the black base and apply your pre-existing shadows wet as eyeliner.  I'll see about doing a tutorial for that one someday. :)

8 comments:

  1. Cat, I love how much effort you put into your blog! This is such a great tutorial. I'll be trying it out once I master the perfect eyeliner flick, haha.

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    1. Thanks Kirsten! ^_^ Love your blog too, you've got great style! xoxo

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  2. Oh I do this all the time, especially on my lower lash line! I like the pop of color. Besides, too much black kind of closes my eyes in my opinion. Great tutorial, Cat!

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    1. Yup, love that pop of color! :D

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  3. Good idea! That blue looks gorgeous on top of the black.

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    1. I'm sooooooo obsessed with dark blue right now! :)

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  4. nice post, i do that on the lower lashline often

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    1. Thank you! Love how this technique adds color without being over-the-top. :D

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