Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Day 26 | Eyeliner Fun

It's still technically summer despite the less than stellar weather we have been having (fingers crossed the sun is coming out now) and so one of my favourite looks for summer is coloured eyeliner. It is a fun trick to really bring out the colour of your eyes, so here is a short post with ideas for your eye colour.

Photos: Top - juliettesian and tenipanosian.  Bottom - makeupbylilit and jenmiamakeup.

We can start with brown eyes, I have brown eyes - mine are pretty boring -but the good thing about brown eyes is that almost any colour used for eyeliner can draw attention to the eyes, whether it be black, brown, blue, or purple. To stop brown eyeliner getting lost in a makeup look try reaching for more lighter, brighter shades to enhance lighter tones in the iris, like amber or rust coloured pencils. This can make your eyes look bigger also, whereas jet black liners can close the eyes. A dark blue is a great alternative to an intense black, just as dramatic but not as harsh. 

Any warm coloured eyeliner will really make blue eyes pop, brown eyeliner is a good choice as you can see by the beautiful Mariah Leonard below. She uses Benefit's They're Real Push -up Liner in Beyond Brown. Metallic colours - gold, copper, or champagne - and smoky grays would work similiarly well and be more appropriate for evening looks. 

Jewel-toned eyeliners would really compliment green eyes, especially any with a reddish undertone. This is because green and red oppose each other on the colour wheel. Shades of bronze, amethyst, and even garnet and ruby would really enhance green eyes, even a reddish brown would look lovely.

This one is simple, my advice would be to enhance the green flecks in the eyes use a similar eyeliner. Sticking to shades of green will play up the different colours in the eyes and focus the attention there, I particularly like olive green liner. Again bronze and purple colours will bring out the green as well. 

If you don't feel comfortable rocking coloured eyeliner just yet, to make it easier on yourself you can start by using your standard favourite jet black liner to create your go-to liner look and then add that extra line of colour on top for some colourful fun. Don't forget to use the guide above to help you decide on what colours to use, but to show you that makeup is awesome and every colour is perfect here is an example of some Barbie Pink liner using ABH Waterproof Creme Colour.

For products to create these stunning looks I would recommend the ABH Waterproof Colour Creme (£18 each) and the Benefit They're Real Push-Up Liners in Beyond Purple. Brown, Green and Blue (£18.50 each).

An exciting upcoming release is the Lancome Drama Liqui Pencils which are already available on Sephora ($23 each). These are pencil eyeliners that apply like liquid eyeliner (it almost sounds too good to be true). There are 15 shades available, You can see Lisa Eldridge use Parisian Night and Paradis in her tutorial for Sephora below. 

Thank you so much for reading, I hope you enjoyed this post. What is your favourite eyeliner? Let me know below. I will see you tomorrow for Day 27 which is an entire brand collection. I recently picked up some goodies from Makeup Revolution, a brand I have been wanting to try out for a while so it will be a haul post for you guys. Don't forget to follow my blog. Take care.

Love ♥



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