Friday, March 22, 2013

3 Bright Liner Looks

Apparently, March is sponsored by number 3; makes sense, right? (Except, I have a post lined up featuring number 5... and I won't wait till May). Mad ramblings aside, a couple days ago I was feeling particularly guilty for my usual work 'slap-rinse-repeat' make-up routine and decided to call on my bright eyeliner pencils for a little help, and here's the result. It's nothing ground-breaking, really, but I promised to show Laura Mercier Mineral Powder on my face (used as a base, not a setting powder) and I haven't shared any looks in a long time...
Firstly, the turquoise waterline, featuring Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Electric. Honestly, I don't do the whole tightlining thing too often; I wear contact lenses and I keep them on for over 12 hours at a time, so putting anything else in my eye is really not ideal. This was fun though; and the white balance in the photos makes me look less... basemental? Benefit Coralista on the cheeks, Giorgio Armani Rouge d'Armani Sheers in Coral 301 on the lips.
Secondly, the royal blue cat eye, featuring Sephora Collection Nano Eyeliner in Azur Blue no.16. Not my favorite eyeliner pencil formula but a gorgeous color nonetheless. This bright eyeliner on the top lashline is something I do quite a bit, especially with a very fine line of black smushed into the lashes to offset the bold color. NYX Powder Blush in Pinky on the cheeks, can't for the life of me remember what was on my lips... Fresh Sugar Treatment in Rose, maybe? (well that's really helpful...)
Thirdly and lastly, the purple lower lashline, featuring Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Ransom. I don't think that purple under the eye was my greatest idea yet; towards the end of the day, it definitely complimented my white face to make me look like I'd been freshly dug out. I do like that color a lot, though, and a brighter color on the lower lashline is such an easy way to de-yawnify a neutral eye look. Again, Coralista on the cheeks, MAC Jest lipstick lightly dabbed on the lip and topped with a clear gloss.
I'm scratching my head now as to which springtime-appropriate looks to experiment with next. Have you been playing with color recently? Are there any looks you would like to see featured?


  1. Wow all of these looks are so pretty. I love how you keep your look so soft and natural, with just that pop of colour by your lashes.

  2. Subtle, but artistically lovely! laughed out loud at the 'freshly dug out' comment; corpse is a look I do well.

  3. Love them, especially the blue ones!
    I haven't done that in such a long time, I think I'm waiting for the sun to show up but this Winter is just never ending this year!

  4. Eeeeek, I love so much! The first look is stunning and the second is just so pretty. :D

  5. The second one looks so cool!!! And the third one is great for a more natural look with a touch of colour :)

    xxx ABI

  6. All of them look beautiful... and these looks are pretty good if I'm in a hurry. Love colour liners. I don't wear enough of them.

  7. Oh. My. Gosh. That Azur Blue shade is SO so lovely on you, Monika!! It almost looks a bit cornflower to me, if my monitor can be trusted :P I love it so much! It's my favorite bright liner look of the 3 definitely--really pops on your eyes but is still soft and pretty and super-wearable!! :D

  8. The royal blue look is TO DIE FOR! Although I also have a bias for lower-lashline looks, so the third may be my favourite after all

  9. Lovely post!
    Much love,