Applying eyeliner is a child’s play to some. But when it comes to applying colored eyeliners, it becomes a bit tricky. The reason behind is the colored ones may not look as subtle or casual as black does.
When we talk of blue eyeliners, they can either look very flattering or not suitable at all, varying from person to person. Thank god, for I fall in the former category. Blues are my favorites and I wear them as casually as I wear black ones. If you are somewhat in a dilemma about whether blues would suit you or not, or if you think they would look a bit more attention grabbing than you would want for yourself, then you are probably reading the right space. Here is a method to apply blue eyeliner which would make them look less stark and still look appealing on your eyes.
Let’s get started, shall we?
How to Apply Blue Eyeliner?
1. Step 1:
If you have been following my posts you would easily guess by now that first step will always be moisturizing the eye area and grooming your eye brows. Never ever leave your eyebrows out while doing eye makeup because this is what ideally changes the look of your face. Conceal the under eye area if required.
2. Step 2:
Take blue eyeliner in any form you prefer- pencil, gel or liquid. I am taking pencil eyeliner by Revlon which happens to be one of my favorite blues. Just draw a light stroke going along the shape of your eyes. If you are trying blue eyeliner for the first time, go for a darker shade of blue since darker ones suit Indian eyes more than their lighter counterparts.
3. Step 3:
Now draw the complete rim keeping the line thin at the inner corner and thick on the outer. Apply as near to the lash line as possible.
4. Step 4:
Now, take a black eye liner and draw a very thin line above the blue above sticking close to the lash line. This step will not only cover the peeping skin better but make your blue eyeliner look a bit more subtle and soft. Those who inhibit from wearing blue liners should try it this way and I am sure you’ll have better results.
5. Step 5:
Take a black khol/kajal and line your water line keeping the inner corner bare.
6. Step 6:
Now take a similar eyeshadow color as the blue eye liner on your pencil or smudger brush. Apply that on the outer corner of the lower lash line in continuity with the blue eyeliner extending towards the inner side. Keep this step limited to the outer corner only; extending it along the whole lash line will make it look over the top in most of the cases.
7. Step 7:
Apply highlighter in the inner corner and tear duct area which we left bare in the above steps purposefully. Follow the eye margins while doing this step or else it will not look as we desire.
8. Step 8:
Curl eye lashes and apply mascara. The desired look is achieved with this step being the last one.
You must have noticed applying the blue eyeliner this way makes it look so much prettier and not at all over the top, as most of you had feared it would be. This look can be worn at the daily workplace too with a nude shade of lipcolor. So, are you going to apply blue eyeliner the next time?
Try it and let me know if you got rid of your blue eyeliner inhibitions or not.
Until next time, take care!