Hello, my name is Elaine and I am addicted to eye liner. In my life long search for well defined eyes, black eye liner and I have been best pals since high school. Unfortunately, it has been known to turn on me from time to time. For example, I’ll line my eyes in the morning looking put together only to find the dreaded raccoon look by midday. I have experimented with different brands and formulas that claim to be waterproof or smudge-proof but haven’t found that single silver bullet. The good news though is that through a combination of products, I seemed to have found an approach that has allowed me and my eyeliner to kiss and make-up.
I choose to use a combination of pencil and liquid liner. I love the texture that a pencil gives me and the staying power of liquid. Here are the steps I follow:
Step 3. Smudge the pencil liner with a make-up brush, ensuring even coverage. Clean up the ends with a cotton swab.
Step 4. Go over the smudged liner with liquid liner, like tracing a line (both top and bottom corner). This “locks” in the pencil look and keeps it in place. Again, clean up any mistakes with a cotton swab. For liquid liners, I like using Lancome or Eyeko.
Step 5. Finish up with mascara.
Voila! All done. What are your must-have make-up items? Share here or on Facebook.