Post # 1
I love wearing makeup but I am pretty awful at applying eyeliner. I usually use the stick on the waterline and below the line and then go over it with a waterproof liquid liner. Unfortunately, I use the cheap stuff like NYC or Wet & Wild.
So a few questions:
1) How do you apply your eyeliner? The whole line or just starting at a half-way point?
2) What is the BEST eyeliner you have ever purchased from the drugstore?
3) Did you wear eyeliner at your wedding? If so, did you have any problems with it running/having to fix it a lot?
4) What do you think about the rest of my makeup? Anything you would add/take away?
Thank you! I am pretty good with the other parts of make-up but for some reason, eyeliner alludes me. The pictures are how I usually wear my makeup and I plan to use this same concept for the wedding. DIY!
1st Picture: WITHOUT eyeliner
2) WITH eyeliner
Post # 3
You look great and I like the intense liner although I think you should lightly line all the way and then go darker at the corners. Get thee to a mkeup pro (I like MAC and Sephora) for some tips to make you more comfortable and answer your liner questions.
Post # 4
I don’t use “real” eyeliner anymore. I used to use pencils and liquid liners, but I wasn’t crazy about what a sharp, obvious line they created, and I would always end up blending the edges to try and make it look more natural.
Now I use a dark matte shadow with an angled liner brush and I like it much better. It gives you a very natural line, and the brush gets in nicely between your lashes so you don’t have any little unfilled spaces. If you use a good primer on your eyelids first, it should stay put all day.
TBH though, you almost look like you’re already wearing eyeliner in the first pic! I much prefer that to the black liner on the lower lash line, I think the black is a bit too harsh for you.
As for the rest of the makeup, I think it looks beautiful and the colour palette works well on you. My only critique would be not to go so dark up towards the brow bone. I’d try fading/softening the darker shadow out into a lighter shimmer once you get about halfway between the crease and your eyebrow.
Post # 5
On the bottom lids, I usually just use a dark brown eyeshadow and an angled brush and I only go halfway. It looks much more natural. Personally I feel like the way you have done your eyeliner looks like a bit too much. You could use black eyeshadow and that would give a similar, bold effect but with a softer less stark line.
As for eyeliner brands, I LOVE MAC fluidline. I used to only use liquid, but I never will again lol.
Post # 6
I’ve used Maybelline’s pencil from the drugstore and thought it was pretty good. I use Benefit waterproof liner and normally wear mine similar to the way you have yours on top but I usually have a small cat eye and I normally just use a smokey shadow on my lash line on bottom and fill in the water line with eyeliner. I think your makeup looks good BUT honestly the bottom liner looks a little strange, I think you actually look nice without it or I think you should bring it all the way across instead of starting in the center.
Post # 7
I think it is applied too heavily on the bottom lashes. And I have never seen it only half way on the bottom lashes. There are a ton of videos on You Tube you can watch.
Post # 8
I agree that the eye liner looks better if its slightly thicker in the corner and thinner near the inside of bridge of your nose.
Post # 9
I think you look fantastic without it!
I usually make a series of small dots with my eyeliner pencil underneath my eye and then blend them together.
Post # 10
Thanks for the critiques everyone!! I will have to try out the eyeshadow on the lids; I have never considered doing that.
Eyeliner is so hard..thanks for the honest critiques. I don’t want to feel like it’s too heavy.
Post # 11
It took me until just recently to realize that black eyeliner looks like crap on me. I switched to brown and (GASP!) plum colored eyeliner and it looks so much better.
I do it weird…I close my eyelid and stick the nub (I use the soft pencils that are self-sharpening) between and rub it back and forth, then go to the top lid and make little strokes from the middle to the outside, then from the middle to the inside. Then I rub the side of the nub heavily on the outside bottom lid, and less so as I move towards the inside. Then I take a Q-tip and blend the edges on the top lid to make it not so harsh looking.
Post # 12
@linguo42: I just tried using eyeshadow and it is AMAZING. I never would have thought about doing it if it wasn’t for the Bees 🙂
Post # 13
@pharmy: Love using Q-tips to fix my mistakes. Lol. Smudging seems to be smart, too, especially with smokey eye looks..I don’t think there is one correct way, though!
Post # 15
Here is a picture with black eyeshadow as liner and a little bit of cream liner that I’ve never used before. I think this looks much better!
Post # 16
Half across the bottom makes eyes look larger. All around makes eyes appear smaller. I liked how you do it normally personally.
I recommend a gray line on the bottom so it’s softer and use the black in te corners & top like you are. I use Mac liquid on top & kohl pencil for bottom.