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Eye-Liner: Love it or Hate it?

I LOVE eye-liner. Now. But this is a recent love affair.

Up to a few months ago, it was a love/hate relationship. I loved the look, but the execution was never quite what I had hoped for.

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You know the story. Apply eye shadow as eye liner, because you can’t draw a straight line to save your life – especially on your eye! Or you only use a pencil. But the line is never as crisp as you want it. And by 12 o’clock it is completely gone. As if you never applied it in the first place.

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And don’t let me get started on liquid eye-liner. What a nightmare! Option 1: It ends in your eye and burns like nothing else could. Option 2: You smudge it applying it – now it is all over your face. Option 3: You finally managed to apply it. By midday it has vanished. Completely!

Anyone familiar with this?

BUT I still loved eye-liner. There is no question in my mind about it. You HAVE to wear eye-liner. This is just my opinion. Let me show you why.

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But back to me falling completely in love with eye-liner.

So what changed, you ask?

Let’s start with a visit to my local convenient store. While paying I notice the cashier’s eyelashes. Obviously false, but gorgeous. Yet another thing I cannot get to stick! So this being my local, and everyone knowing everyone else (small town, remember) – I ask her.

‘What’s the secret? How do you get it to stick?’

I could have kicked myself when I heard the answer. It’s so obvious, how did I miss it for soooo long?

Here comes the answer that rocked my world. I immediately applied it to eyeliner, as the connection was so obvious.

But first, let me ask you – ‘What is the first step in applying your makeup?’

Here’s where my mind was blown. Before you do ANYTHING else – you apply your eyeliner.

Yes – first. BEFORE your moisturizer!

The moisturizer is the reason it won’t last!

Here’s my fool-proof eye liner application tips:

Step 1:

Apply pencil liner on completely clean face – no moisturizer, no foundation, no nothing!

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Step 2:

Now apply your liquid eye-liner over the pencil line. This way I have yet to make a mistake. My line is perfect every time. No more smudging. No more ending in my eyes. It’s as if this just boosts my confidence and I do it perfect, every time. The pencil line will help the liquid eye-liner not to ‘run’ into your eyes. It also gives it something to ‘stick’ to.

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Step 3:

Very important: if you want your eye-liner to last the whole day, apply a second coat of the liquid eye-liner.

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That’s it. Now go ahead and apply your moisturizer, foundation, etc.

I have yet to have a day where my eye-liner is gone by – no, not midday – bedtime!

So what are you waiting for? Start your own love affair today!

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Trudie

 

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