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Re: Using eye shadow as eyeliner?


@Texasmouse wrote:

This is the mascara I used in junior high. Wet it with water, never spit!

Incidentally, my sister-in-law still uses this!

 

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@Texasmouse 

I can see why they make it in a tube now...lol!Woman LOL

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Re: Using eye shadow as eyeliner?

@SilleeMee 😅

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Re: Using eye shadow as eyeliner?

I use eyeshadow as eyeliner all the time.  Some you can wet, some won't dry right.  So be careful with that.  Test on the edge of the pan.  I use a few different brushes, depending on how I want it to look.  I think the main thing I would advise it to blend it a lot.  If you use too much or don't blend it, it can get messy.

 

On the top lash line, I just kind of rub the eye shadow into my lash line with a stiffer brush and then use a clean brush to smudge it.  A few of my eyeshadow stick have a smudger stick at the other end.  Those work great, as does a Q tip.

 

On the bottom lashes I use a light touch, I don't want to smash or clump my bottom lashes.  And it's alway a lighter shade than what I put on the top.  

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Re: Using eye shadow as eyeliner?

Yes! They are usually called "sealants" I think. Make Up For Ever has one, as does Inglot.

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Registered: ‎03-16-2010

Re: Using eye shadow as eyeliner?

These may have already been mentioned, I'm sorry I'm not up to reading through all the replies. I spray my eyeliner brush with setting spray and then dip into my eyeshadow and use it by itself or sometimes I will use eyeshadow on top of a liner and smudge it by doing short little downward Strokes. I'll also do the short little downward Strokes when using just Shadow as liner.  The key to keeping the shadow in place is spraying your applicator with setting spray. Water will work if you don't use setting spray

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Registered: ‎07-12-2011

Re: Using eye shadow as eyeliner?

I remember the "old" liner also!  Came in a long red container. Wish we had it today!

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Registered: ‎07-12-2011

Re: Using eye shadow as eyeliner?

YES!