Hello loves! I hope this week is going as well for you as it is for me! I'm really excited for this weekend because there's a ton of stuff going on and it all starts tonight when I'm going out with my best friends to see The Fault In Our Stars. Then tomorrow I'm going shopping at one of my favorite stores to get new summer clothes, and to the US Men's National Team soccer practice! Saturday is EPIC SPORTS DAY, where I am going with some friends to the Jacksonville Sharks game, then to the USMNT vs. Nigeria Final Send-Off game before they go to the World Cup in Brazil, and Sunday is Sunday Funday with my aunt and uncle! Very Busy but fun weekend. But enough about my upcoming weekend! This week I'm jumping a bit ahead in our journey through Lou Teasdale's book "The Craft" to liquid eyeliner. It's super easy, but I find gel eyeliner a better fit for me and you get pretty much the same results, so that's what I'm going to be using.
First you need to prep your eyes by using a primer. I really like two products- Smashbox Iconic Photo Finish Foundation Primer or Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser. Today I'm using the Maybelline product. This would also be the time to put on any eye shadow you might want. If I'm doing a bold line with a gel liner I usually just do a neutral based eye shadow.
Then for the eyeliner I like the Rimmel London Gel Eyeliner in 001 Black. It comes in a little pot, so you are going to need a good angle brush. I use the Sonia Kashuk number 27. Take the brush and get some of the eyeliner on the ends and put it on your eye as close to your lash line as you can. You can always go back and make the line thicker, but making it thinner is much harder and you might as well start over. When you get to the outer corner of your eye you can either flick out the liner or not. I love Lou's tip about making your eyes pop by putting a line just below your bottom lashes!
Liquid or gel liner is a great way to get creative with your makeup routine! Do you have a favorite liquid or gel liner that you think I should try? Let me know. Have you tried one of the other looks from "The Craft" yet? Let me know about that as well.
As always, happy crafting, and may the wings of your eyeliner always be even!