Lush Green: “Ombre” Glitter Liner
So little work, so much impact.
The best kinda makeup tutorial, no?
Rainbow liners are quite popular, but I haven’t found them to be all that wearable for daily life. Now, this is a rather coordinated and low-key way to add some bling to your look and still get long-lasting drama.
- Colored pencil (I used a deep teal green from Bourjois 87 Vert Eclatant)
- A medium sage green shadow (L’oreal Infallible Shadow in Permanent Kaki)
- Liner sealant (long-lasting) or eye drops (less durable); MAC Fix+ would work like the eye drops
- A deeper green micro-glitter (get super-fine ones from Coastal Scents, TKB Trading, and other makeup stores)
- Black mascara or false lashes
Step 1: Definition. I used black pencil to just darken the upper lash line. I applied it very close to the roots from the top, and then ran the pencil along the water line (below the lashes) as well.
Step 2: Now with your colored pencil (you can use gel liner, liquid liner, anything you want), you want to lay down the basic shape and base color of the line. Obviously, your liner should more or less correspond to the glitter and shadow color you are using.
I applied it out along the upper lash line, thick and getting thicker at the outer corners, until I pull it up and out in a short wing. If you want maximum drama, you can draw the line REALLY far out.
Step 3: Along the inner half of the colored liner, you want to use a flat brush to carefully pat on a coat of the softer green shadow. You want the drama to be on the outer halves, so the shade on the inside should be lighter or softer.
Step 4: Now along the outer half of the lids, I dampen a flat brush in eyeliner sealant (Ben Nye, Mehron, etc all have affordable versions), coat the damp brush with glitter, and then press everything lightly along the outer half of the pencil. Just go over a few times until you build up a nice coat of sparkle.
The pencil below will stop things from looking patchy or uneven, so you don’t need to spend a whole lot of time on this.
Step 5: Everything should dry and set very quickly, and then you can curl lashes and apply mascara to finish the look. If there’s any glitter fallout or smudging on the other portions of your skin, simply clean up with a Q-tip.
Now you get an interesting effect where your pale metallic green liner morphs into a deeper glitter liner!