Now that the warm weather is here, it’s time to refresh our makeup routines and wear the least amount of product while achieving a simple, statement look.
More so, multi-purposing your products is key for a speedy, daily routine! Finding various functions for your eyeliners/eyeshadows to make your eyes pop with bright colors is the goal of this beauty post.
HOW TO USE COLORED LINERS:
Use the shimmer on your inner tear ducts, above your cupids bow, on the cheekbones and down the center of the nose. Line the lower waterline to make the eyes shimmer in all the right places. Try lining the upper lash line thickly with a gold, then top with brown/black liner in a line half that size so the gold pops through. Adding an unexpected element and highlights the eyes nicely. Great tip for on-the-go touch ups!
2. Nude/beige eyeliner creates a bright-eyed look by lining the inner rim of your lower lash line for those tired days or to create the illusion of bigger eyes. This is the ultimate staple for the girl on the go! Stay away from using white as it looks unnatural and doesn’t blend as well with tanner complexions. Even for the palest skin tones, I would choose beige tones to naturally mesh with the skin around the eyes.
3. Flatter your eye colors and make them sparkle! Make the most of your eye color by applying the opposing shade to make them pop. Jewel tones are amazing at making a statement on the eyes. Used as an alternative to the boring go-to, black liner. Metallic formulas provide a more wearable and sophisticated pop of color vs. chunky glittery pencils that don’t offer the same result. Keep it fun and experiment with different colors like aqua! Grays and browns are great alternatives to black as well.
Think of a color wheel and the color that is opposite to your eye color:
LIFE SAVING EYELINER HACKS:
If you’re an eyeliner hoarder like myself and don’t find yourself going through the product as quickly as you would like, follow these tips to make use of them in untraditional ways!
4. Quick smokey eyes: Using any jewel tone, black, brown or gray liner, create a soft but dramatic look by applying eyeliner on the lids or outer corner of the eyes. Blur out all the harsh lines with your finger or a small brush angled brush. Your eyes will look defined and sultry!