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
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. :)