I’d like to introduce you again a makeup product that has been a little bit out of focus lately, but it’s slowly coming back again: the eye pencil! I don’t mean just the classic black, brown or white pencils, but the colored ones! I want to show you some suggestions how to wear it in a fresh and sophisticated way and not look like you’ve come right from the 80’s 😀
I think colored pencils are great especially for those who don’t like using the classic eyeliner and are willing for a new twist in their makeup routine.
There are many techniques and tools how to achieve a look that will suit you best.
The first option is to use a normal eye pencil in a selected color and draw a line on the upper lash line. You can also enhance the color of your eyes by wearing just a colored line in the inner rim of the eye (see top picture). The best is to smudge the line (on the upper lash line) a little bit to achieve a nice colorful effect that pop out the color of your eyes. You can smudge it with a q-tip or with a smudging brush.
Green makeup tip Instead of using monochromatic colors (= blue pencil on blue eyes) use a color that will emphasize the color of your eyes and bring them out. You achieve this with using opposite colors. Use a deep blue on dark green eyes (I love this!), dark brown or grey eyes. For those with light blue or grey eyes, use turquoise in the inner rim to make your eyes sparkle! Try bronzed metallic shades on blue eyes as well. Olive-greens and silver-greys will suit great brown eyes as well. Purple and violet are fantastic on green eyes,…
Green makeup trick If you don’t have a colored pencil but would like to wear it anyway, check your eyeshadows and find that nice color you’d love to wear. Next use a thin eyeliner brush, dip it into water and mix it with the eyeshadow. Draw the line and voila! You have a colored line! For the waterproof effect use an eyeliner sealer instead of water.
Another technique for those who’d like to wear a colored line but are not able to draw it well:
Find a creamy eye pencil – those thicker ones – in the shade you like and draw with it a line around the eyes. Then smudge it around the eyes with a q-tip or a brush to achieve the desired smudged effect. Apply a few coats of mascara and your eyes will literally shine! This kind of pencils are great in metallic shades!
Green makeup tip Before applying any pencil, powder first your eyelid so that the line won’t smudge on your upper eyelid.
Do you use any colored pencils? Which ones you like most? Are you afraid of using colors?
images via style.com
LivMarch 29, 2013 at 11:04 pm (10 years ago)
I am crazy about those pencils 🙂 and i love your post. A short one with great advices and wonderful collages. thank you a lot and happy easter! Love from amsterdam, liv