It's FRIDAY! So, TGIF to everyone who has some kind of schedule that means anything! Yeah!!
I thought I would post today about eyeliner. Not about liquid eyeliner or whatever, like people ask for all time time... I am going to write today about the very very easiest eyeliner method, that has the best payoff for the amount of work you have to put into it.
Let's do some push liner, people.
Push liner is different than liquid or pencil or gel + brush liner. First off, you don't draw a line, so there is minimal chance for you to get a wiggly hand and mess everything up. In fact, you need to wiggle a little bit to get it to go down well. Second, it is really subtle. It doesn't look like winged fancy liner, or like smudgy smokey pencil liner. It just fills in all the gaps between your eyelashes, so you look like you have thick, fancy, pretty-lady eyelashes and your eyes are just like that because you are well-bred or something. It is also FAST, so you can do it every day if you're so inclined. So, really, there is no reason you shouldn't try it out if you haven't already.
Matte eyeshadow in a color that matches your mascara (I used this.)
A flat, compact makeup brush with short, firm bristles... Like a MAC #212 or something similar. Like this. Or this. Or this.
Eyelash curler + mascara (I used this curler, and this mascara, but it doesn't matter. Use what you like the most. People seem to really hate my eyelash curler, but it's just an eyelash curler. You can't expect it to change your life and make all your dreams a reality. It's a $4 eyelash curler.)
THAT'S IT, you might not even need to buy anything. If you have to get a brush, that is not a big deal because you can use it forever.
Okay, so let's do this. Lookit the pictures up there.
First, you're gonna do your eyeshadow however you like to do it. In these pictures (and most pictures, actually), I just have a nude eyeshadow thing going on. Lid color is shadow that is the same color as the rest of my skin, mushroom-colored eyeshadow in the crease, and a frosty peachy-white to highlight my browbone and duct area. Pretty basic. I used shadows from the Urban Decay Naked and Naked II palettes, but eyeshadow is eyeshadow.
***I'M GONNA GET OFF TRACK HERE FOR A SECOND***I will say, the Naked palettes are $$$, I used my Amex points to buy them, not American currency. BUT, if you were in the market for such a thing, I would recommend them, since there are so many shadows in the kit + nice brushes, and the individual UD shadows are $18 each when you buy them individually. Seems like a decent package deal if you want to get yourself a treat. I use mine almost everyday. Also, the Naked II palette is better than the Naked palette. Use whatever you want, though, this isn't an eyeshadow tutorial.****DONE DIGRESSING.****
Next, you're gonna take your brush, and rub it in one direction on your shadow, so you only collect color on one side of the brush. This makes it easier to get a thin line and control what's going on. When you apply, make sure the side with the shadow on it is facing DOWN (I know, you're not dumb, it would just look like regular liner if you end up aiming too high by having your brush flipped.)
NOW, take your loaded brush, and start going for your eye. Instead of putting the brush in the normal eyeliner area, you're going to angle it down a little bit and push it into the roots of your eyelashes. You can see in the pic up there that I actually push my eyelashes down a little with the brush, that is how low you aim on your eyelid. Push it in the roots of your lashes, and give it a little wiggle. Pick your brush up, and move across your lash line doing the same thing all the way in. Push, wiggle, pick up and move to the next spot. Once you've filled in your eyelash roots, you're done. That is all for the eyeliner portion of the program.
So, in this pic you can see what the push liner is going to look like before you do your mascara. No wing, no nothing. Just filled in the eyelash area. Easy.
You need to see me do it in real life? It's your lucky day, because I made the shortest video ever that shows me putting push liner on my other eye.
NOTE: I don't usually pull the skin in my eye area taught when I do this, but I kinda had to in the video because it is hard to see what is going on. You can see that this takes about 3.5 seconds to do, though.
TA-DA!! So easy! If you have issues doing your liner right, do it like this! You can improve your self-esteem in regards to your makeup skills, and we'll do some advanced-level liner later. This is seriously the super-easiest thing ever, makes you look pretty-pretty, and looks good on everyone. I started doing my liner like this 6 months ago or something, and I've been disinterested in my other liners ever since. It is basically a magic trick.