Sunday, April 7, 2013

My 5-minute Colorful Half-Liner Eye Look

This is a super quick eye look that I always pop on when I don't have a lot of time to do my face, and want an eye that is subtle but still has a shot of fun color.

I tend to pair this look with a strong blush and bright lips (a coral-pink mostly). 
The best thing is it's super easy and you don't need to be an expert or to have a very steady hand. Plus you have tons of shade options. Any colored liner pencil will work as that accent color on your lid.
You will need:
  • A shimmery champagne or beige shadow (I used Sephora Prisma Chrome in MoonBeam)
  • A medium brown shadow for the contour (I used The Body Shop's Chocolate Linger)
  • A black pencil (I just used a black kajal)
  • A colorful pencil of your choice (I used Milani Liquif'Eye in Aqua)
  • Mascara or falsies (L'oreal Voluminous Carbon Black)

Step 1: First apply a champagne or beige shimmery shadow to the entire lid.
Step 2: If you need, apply a soft medium brown shade to the outer halves of the socket line just to add some definition back to your eye area. Especially important if you have hooded or mono-lids, or if your socket is not very defined to begin with.
Step 3: I ran a black kajal along the inner rims of the upper lash line. This helps to darken and reinforce the lash line as the bright liner you put on later can have a tendency to make it less obvious.

Step 4: Now run your bright pencil from the center of the lid to the outer corner, going from thin to thick. 

Step 5: Finish with mascara and you're done!
I used a bright peony pink (coral and neon-pink combined) blush, La Femme's "Pink" to match my bright peachy-pink lips, Stila's Elle. 


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