|Nap time with squishy face|
|Théa - Black inner rim eye liner for smokey eye effect|
|Grey Inner Rim Liner|
|Black Inner Rim Liner|
|White Inner Rim Liner|
|Black Inner Rim Liner|
Now the question... How do they do it?? There are a couple of important tricks to this technique because this area of the eye is constantly cleaning itself - kinda like a cat, but not really - and staying power of the makeup is tricky. I've found, after many purchases of pencil, liquid, and gel eyeliners, that the stila Kajal eyeliner in Onyx is the absolute best in inner rim eye lining! I've posted a short inner eyeliner instructional video here:
If you don't happen to have this liner, and don't feel like buying a new eyeliner to add to your repertoire, then try this trick: grab the pencil liner of choice, make sure it's sharp, and take a lighter to the coloured tip for 1-2 seconds. Let the liner cool before jamming it in your eye ball, because that's not fun for anyone - the liner should have a bit of a sheen to it - then apply to the inner rim of the eye. Now, if you happen to Jam yourself in the eye, and the inevitable eye-watering begins, there's a secret to preventing your eyes from drowning in tears, and ruining your existing makeup.... SNIFF REALLY HARD! Not a womanly "oh I have a runny nose, let me get my hanky" sniff, but an "Oh my god I haven't smelled fresh baked cinnamon rolls in 3 years and I have to get all the scent in now" sniff - make it quick and dirty. You will Suck in your tear duct tears, preventing the smudging and roll down. Now obviously this doesn't work if you actually jammed your eyeball and tears are streaming down your face because you're bawling, but it will get those "about to fall tears" from an accidental poke, or just dry eyes.
In other news, I had a Bridal trial today with the super Gorgeous Megan. She has the most insanely beautiful VIRGIN red hair, peaches and cream skin, and the prettiest freckles. We did two trial looks: The first was a more glamorous look with the eyes, and the second was much softer (we didn't have time to do a FULL two trials, so the softer look has no foundation - the focus was getting the eyes right). Some before and after's are below...
|Megan - Full face and glam eyes|
|Megan with soft eyes - no foundation or gloss here|
I love weddings.... I love LOVE really (hence the two tattoos on my body that say "love" in two different languages... Almost got disowned by my dad for the first one, and arrested for the second: It was in Dubai, where "defacing" your body is highly illegal for a woman, and when I was searching for the very hidden, black market tattoo place - a maid's quarters - I accidentally asked a secret police Arab dude if he knew where the tattoo guy named Ahmed's shop was... It was a bad situation... It was a "JUST KIDDING! God be with you!!" moment.
Quick and dirty sniff it ladies. It will save the day.