After finally getting the hang of pencil eyeliner last week, I decided it was time to give powder a try. Armed with the Laura Mercier Color Wardrobe, an angled brush I picked up at Sephora, and a few of Q-Tips, I was ready to do battle.
Actually, it was more tussle than battle.
On my first attempt, I pretty much nailed my upper eyelids perfectly. I simply wet my brush, dipped it in the powder and pressed the brush into my eyelashes. Pretty simple and sadly, anti-climactic.
After last week’s challenge with using the pencil liner, I was expecting more of a challenge.
Why was I so afraid? This was easy.
I only messed up the outside corner of my upper eyelid. There is a reason you use an angled brush! But I was able to fix it right up with a trusty Q-tip.
Then it was time to do the lower lid.
It looks OK in the photo above, but in person it was a hot mess.
First I applied way too much pressure. The brush’s bristles felt like pins. My eye started tearing, causing the powder I applied to run.
Drunken raccoon, here I come.
Did a few tears and eye pain stop me? Nope. I continued across my eye. But my hand became more jumpy out of fear of pressing too hard again. The result was a very jagged line under my eye. No amount of smudging could salvage what I did.
Feeling a bid defeated, I sucked it up, wiped away the eyeliner and went back for round two. Starting with my lower lid, I relaxed my hand and gently pressed on my eyelash line.
I followed my lash line, applying the powder to only the outer 1/3 of the lashes. Gone were the jagged lines and the drunken raccoon. Just a few strokes with the Q-tip and I was staring at one smooth line. Sweet!
Do I still think eyeliner is the devil? No.
I’m a little excited about playing with different colors and trying more dramatic looks down the road. For now, I’m just happy I didn’t poke my eye out.
- Eyeliner Is The Devil! (dot2trot.com)