5 Tips to create eyeliner from an eyeshadow

create eyeliner from an eyeshadow
DIY Eyeliner

Eyeliners have been around for ages. Its been famously flaunted by style icons like Marylin Monroe, Madhubala, and Deepika Padukone. Colored liners have taken the beauty industry by a storm lately. It is easy to find the liners in popular colors like blue, green, and black. However, things take a challenging turn when you want to wear an offbeat bright color on your eyes. Whether you are short on a  colored liner or want to try a new look without investing in a new product, using eyeshadow as eyeliner is a surefire way to make your makeup routine fun with products you already have in your vanity. To create eyeliner from an eyeshadow, all you to do is dip your angular brush into the mixing medium and dip the wet brush into the eyeshadow. Voila! Your colored liner is ready. Here are 5 methods to turn your eyeshadow into eyeliner.

1. Water

This is probably the easiest and convenient option. However, it works only if it is a pigmented eyeshadow. Dip your brush into water, wipe out the excess so that its not dripping wet. Rub the brush directly onto the eyeshadow creating a chalky paste. Use this paste as you would use a liquid or a gel eyeliner. Works best with shimmery eyeshadows.

2. Vaseline

Scrape off some of the eyeshadow into a palette. Mix this powder with a tiny bit of Vaseline. You will achieve a colored paste that can be used as an eyeliner. Once you have applied the eyeliner, make sure to set the eyeshadow by applying another layer of dry eyeshadow. This is done to prevent smudges and increase the longevity of your liner.

3. Setting Spray

It is a better option to use a setting spray rather than using water because it makes the pigment stronger and long-lasting. Just spritz your brush with a setting spray and dip your brush in your choice of eyeshadow. If you are looking for glitter liner, spritz some setting spray onto the glitter powder, and you have a DIY glitter liner ready. M.A.C Prep & Prime+ is a great investment. It is a multipurpose spray that refreshes, moisturize, and sets the makeup.

4. Eye drops

Yes, you read that right! Eye drops are a superb way to go from eyeshadow to eyeliner. They are perfectly safe for sensitive eyes and most likely, we all have at least one bottle of eye drops lying in our cupboards. The method of using eye drops is the same as water.

5. Ear buds

The cotton earbud is an unexpected item from your vanity that can be repurposed to create the much desired smokey liner effect. Just dip the bud into the eyeshadow, twirl it around and use it to smudge your liner like a sponge tip brush.

Listing my top five Eyeshadow Palette recommendations below. Why palette you may ask? Well, palettes are a good value for money in a compact and travel-friendly packaging.

Maybelline New York Rock Nudes Palette has 12 Nude Shades
ranging from day & evening looks. Perfect choice for beginners with duo, trio & quad color
combinations in one palette. Price INR 905/-

L.A. Colors Color Block Eyeshadow Palette is an affordable beginner-friendly palette that features two oversized pans of the most used highlighting colors paired with 4 lid and 4 crease shades. Priced at INR 325/- the self-explanatory pan makes it easy to create nude, rose or cool-toned eye looks

Create tropical colored eyes with NYX Professional Makeup Off Tropic Shadow Palette. This eyeshadow palette has pigmented and vibrant shades. Add a playful pop of color to your everyday makeup, or by layering your way to a bold look in full bloom. Price INR 1500/-

Huda Beauty Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette – Ruby is a striking yet wearable palette with 5 vibrant duo-chrome shimmers and 4 creamy matte shadows. Dare to play with a pretty blush pink and soft peach, or steal the scene with deep reds and hot fuchsia. Price INR 2495/-

Finally Too Faced is now in India! This palette consists of drool-worthy natural shades, which include soft neutrals, seductive smokey, and flirtatious pops of color in multiple finishes. Although it is priced at a whopping INR 5500/- it offers great value for money with 30 shades effectively costing just INR 183/- per shade. Above all the buttery finish and smooth blending makes it extremely beginner friendly

Swati Rathor is an internationally certified professional Makeup Artist. Her experience ranges from working with celebrities to high-end beauty shoots to weddings. Through her blogs, she aims to teach professional makeup tips and tricks which girls can use in their everyday makeup routine.

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