Day 10 is here and it’s the day of the eyeliner, eye pencils and mascara. I love these products as my eyes would be nondescript without them because I have small eyes. If you have big eyes, I hate you. Once you don’t use a chunky Crayola with your foot, you’re going to be just fine with a slick of liner. Here’s how to get it wrong a la Claudia:
In terms of eye liner, you can have a pencil, liquid, gel or even just plain old eyeshadow. I have a few favourites in each as always. Some people are afraid of eye liner especially in the liquid form, but there is no need. It’s your friend, not your foe. It can make your eyes pop and stand out in the crowd.
Now, I haven’t always been amazing with eyeliner, or my eyes in general, I may have even been a little frigid in terms of my eyes. One day, myself and my friend Grace thought it would be a great idea to use a Charlie shimmer gel on our eyes that we got free with our Charlie body spray. What resulted was a serious bout of pink eye and our lashes being stuck to our eyes for the entirety of the disco! Rides.
1. Rimmel London Exaggerate Liquid Eyeliner
An age old classic! I love this liquid eye liner as I think the intensity of the black is excellent and it dries to a lovely matte finish. I particularly like this product, as I tend to have a leaky eye (I am really selling myself here!) and this product doesn’t irritate it. The applicator allows you to draw a sleek line. Just keep your hand steady and do it in sections if you’re a little afraid. This liner is long-lasting and it doesn’t flake or smudge.
2. Mac Cosmetics Fluidline in Blacktrack
Fluidline is a gel liner and it gives a smoother, softer finish than a liquid eyeliner would give you. I really like this one was it glides on easily but still gives you the wow factor. It is longlasting and won’t smudge on you throughout the day. This can also work on your water line or slighty smudged under the eye. You will need an applicator brush for this and dependent on how confident you are, I can recommend two.
Fluidline is €19.00 and it’ll last you a long time, just remember to put the lid straight back on to avoid it drying out.
For the beginner: MAC 208 Angled Brow Brush – flat with angled tip for precision. €21.50
For the advanced: MAC 209 Eyeliner Brush – tapered with fine tip for precision. €21.50
3. Mac Cosmetics Eye Kohl
One of my favourites for the waterline or for when I don’t want too strong a liner. This is also brilliant for people who are adverse to liquid or gel liner. My two go to colours are Teddy, which works beautifully with green or blue eyes, and Smolder, which is a lovely black kohl. Smolder looks incredible on the water line with a smokey eye. The pencil gives a matte pearl finish too that brightens your eyes. The only drawback is I need to keep applying to my waterline every few hours BUT for the look it gives, it’s worth it!
The Kohl pencils are €18.00 each.
Tip: Tight-line your upper eyelid to make your lashes look thicker without gouging out your eyeball
You may think my next tip is a little Cyndi Lauper of me but it really works. It’s a white eye Kohl pencil! Don’t worry, I won’t roll out the blue mascara next.
Rimmel’s Soft Khol Kajal Pencil – White
Put this on your waterline to pop your eye and also to make the whites of your eyes perk up. For small eyes this is a good tip top open the up and make it appear bigger than it is. This white liner trick works very well with a red or strong lipstick too.
At €4.67 you can’t go wrong.
For my mascara, I am going to go with Benefit They’re Real from my first blog post. Check it out here.
Finally, to show you the effect that a slick of Rimmel liner and the Rimmel white kohl can make with a splash of Mac lipstick, I have attached the below pic. Makeup has been on all day and just added these bits to refresh me for the evening.