It had been a while for eyeliner and I. For the last year, my make-up has been all about subtle wafts of colour north of my lashes with the goal of creating hazy, smoky definition. Special occasions called for a bit of a tight line along my upper lashes or a touch of kohl in a waterline, but that aside I’d settled into the nice routine that looked a lot like this.
Last week I was feeling a bit experimental so cracked out a Bobbi Brown number and a Suqqu brush and had me some make-up fun. I was just playing, really – nowhere to go, nobody to see, just a little spare time on my hands and a lot of make-up to fiddle with.
After fifteen minutes, I looked like this:
Eyeliner was back in my good books and I’ve since been hitting it up every time I leave the house. Key in my liking it so much is the whole powder thing as it makes the process easy peasy – I just damp the end of my brush with a touch of water and apply the eyeliner, wait for it to dry and then take a cotton bud to soften edges. The finish is a lot less harsh than a liquid wing and takes far less skill/time. Now, my eyeliner and I are off to do some Christmas shopping…
Looks great Mads! What eyeshadows are you wearing? It looks gorgeous! Also, how does this compare in application to the normal gel eyeliner?
Thank you! I’m wearing a dash of Laura Mercier Steal Pink as a base but just whizzed it on with my finger. It applies more smoothly – I like gel eyeliner if I’m really ‘doing an eye’, but this is a nice day-to-day alternative as it’s just much easier to get even in colour etc xx
Does it stay put? I do like the look of the softer line but I have oily lids and worry about the powder just disappearing.
Looks lovely on you though!
It really, really does but I think that’s down to two things: 1) I use Nars Pro Prime on my lids first so it doesn’t mark my slightly hooded eyelids and, 2) I used the Bobbi Brown powder eyeliner which is denser and not given to flaking. Laura Mercier’s powder liners are also very good and offer similar long-wear though powdery lines. Hope that helps!