So last night, I encountered a post on my Plurk timeline and one of the girls posted a picture of her pretty self. The thread ended up as a discussion on make-up, etc. The topic of eyeshadows and eyeliners came up.
To be honest, I still find it difficult to apply eyeliner on my eyes because of the folds of my eyes. Especially on the left eye. The fold seems to just take over my eyes so it’s so hard to draw a line on the lash line. My Tony Moly eyeliner pencil is a bit light in terms of pigment (it’s a black pencil but kinda looks dark grey or something). I’ve also thought about getting a gel liner so that it stays on for a longer time too.
Well, until last night I was pretty determined to get a gel liner. But the thread reminded me of what another online friend said: eyeshadow as eyeliner. Apparently people do that. They wet the eyeliner brush and then that’s what they use to get some eyeshadow from the container. Interesting? You bet. Also, my new online friend mentioned that the colors don’t need to look too harsh, unless you’re going for a really dramatic effect. Well, I just really want to give the illusion of bigger eyes.
In terms of cost, it’s going to be cheaper and the form factor smaller. Some gel liners have really bulky packaging (Hello, Tony Moly!) so this is something I am willing to experiment with. It’s time to get a primer for my eyes and a nice eyeshadow palette. If this experiment fails, then it’s ok. At least I have an eyeshadow palette and I could go back to eyeliner pencils for the time being. ;)