Posts tagged "eyeliner"

Uh-Oh: Study Finds Eyeliner Can Mess With Your Vision

It’s been said for years that misusing eye makeup can cause health problems, but most of us only see “misuse” as keeping our mascara past its expiration date. New research out of Cardiff University in Wales shows that wearing eye makeup in the first place can be an issue on its own! Study director Dr. Alison Ng found that applying eyeliner…

By: Claire Hannum / April 1, 2015

Thank Us Later: Glorious Eye Makeup Remover That Won’t Set Your Face On Fire

For years, I slept with my eyeliner and mascara on, knowing full well that this was not something functional grown-ups did and was probably terrible for my skin, but ignoring it nonetheless. Far worse than whatever invisible damage I was doing to my face was the morning-after makeup residue that took the shape of black spots on my pillowcase,…

By: Claire Hannum / March 27, 2015

Beauty Test Drive: Benefit’s They’re Real! Push-Up Liner

Somehow I managed to enter my third decade on Earth without ever having tried a cat’s eye with gel eyeliner before. Of course I’d worn eyeliners — browns, golds, even blues — but something about that thick, black cat’s eye intimidated me. I thought you needed to have that “cool girl” look, like the author…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 18, 2014

Beauty Cues: 15 Ways To Up Your Eyeliner Game

Guys! I feel like a real grown up of the lady persuasion. I finally, with the help of Maybelline’s idiot-proof Line Stiletto eyeliner, have mastered the cat eye. It wasn’t easy, but after months of practice, I can now line my eyes in the morning in one, well, two swoops, and it’s been eons since I stabbed myself in the…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 20, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Topshop Magic Eyeliner

Every time someone takes a photo of me, I hear my mother’s voice saying, “Open your eyes!” You see, in my family, I have the smallest eyes. My mother and sisters all have round faces and Bambi like brown eyes.  Over the years I have learned to fake the wide eye look with dramatic eyeliner…

By: Sophie Leon / May 1, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Hard Candy’s Take Me Out Liner

Colored eyeliner is one of those beauty products I flirt with but rarely actually attempt. In fact, I usually wimp out even when it comes to colored shadow. That said, it seems like such an easy way to mix up your makeup routine without too much effort, so I was willing to give it a…

By: Claire Hannum / March 28, 2014

Black Magic: 10 Celeb Black Shadow Looks

My love of black eyeliner and eyeshadow is well-documented, and for good reason: it’s the most versatile of makeup, and can be used to create a limitless variety of looks. Why stop at a smoky or cat eye when there are vast possibilities to be experimented with? If you’re in need of some inspiration, check…

By: Rachel Krause / June 7, 2013

Would You Wear: This Graphic Liner Look?

My beauty mantra is pretty much “all eyeliner, all the time.” I live and die by my black Maybelline Line Stiletto (at present time, I own four) and a flicked cat eye, but I also dabble in creams, gels, pencils, and powders in any and every shade of the rainbow. But one thing I have…

By: Rachel Krause / May 28, 2013

Winging It: 10 Gorgeous Celeb Winged Liner Looks

Winged eyeliner is one of the most versatile, and most flattering, makeup looks around. It gets a bad rap for being difficult to achieve, but once you’ve got your technique down, you’ll be able to nail it every time. Not only is there something that’s just cool and insouciant about it, but a thick black…

By: Rachel Krause / May 3, 2013

Beauty Breakdown: The Perfect Cat Eye Every Time

I’ve suffered from depression for much of my life. It’s generally well-controlled, thanks to a carefully calibrated hybrid of therapy (which I’ve admittedly been slacking on) and psychiatric drugs, but when I’m feeling down about something or other, I find that my usually-rational brain takes it upon itself to think terrible, terrible thoughts. Honestly, I…

By: Rachel Krause / March 24, 2013

This Is Exactly What Happens To Me When I Put My Eyeliner On Each Morning

True story: When my boyfriend first asked me to be his girlfriend, I told him I would on one condition — he was obligated to let me know whenever I had unsightly, eyeliner-related panda bear eyes. I’d spent too many days of my life unintentionally walking around with dark circles around my eye thanks to…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 7, 2013

How Do You Feel About Teal Eye Makeup?

We’ve been feeling an unexpected dash of color on the eyes as of late, probably in an effort to counteract the SAD effects of gloomy winter weather. Elle Fanning is definitely a pioneer of adventurous, avant-garde fashion and makeup, but I happen to think this is one quirky liner look that anyone could pull off.

By: Rachel Krause / January 31, 2013

Light In Her Eyes

I will never, never stop loving glittery eyeliner, no matter how old I am! Lucky for me, these glitter eyeliner pencils from Femme Couture are easy on my wallet and can be found at Sally Beauty. Applying is a total snap! With all the fun pops of color to try, I wish I had another pair…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 28, 2012

Duchess Kate Wears Too Much Eyeliner But I’m Obsessed With Her Anyway

When Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, isn’t all glammed up for events, I think she is so freakin’ adorable. Is that disrespectful to say of a future princess? I just mean that she looks so relaxed and smiley, like a fun normal girl with exceptionally shiny, voluminous hair, that I want her to be my best…

By: Rachel Krause / August 5, 2012

Teens Still Can’t Seem To Get Enough Of The Black Eyeliner

Julie teen covered all of the teen fashion from the Teen Choice Awards yesterday (my best-dressed pick? T. Swift), but when I took a look through the photos from the event, I saw one thing in common with almost every female attendee: black eyeliner, and lots of it. I think even Justin Bieber had some…

By: Rachel Krause / July 24, 2012

Beauty Do Or Don’t: White Eyeliner?

I don’t really “do” white eyeliner. As far as its eye-brightening properties go, I find a nude pencil to look infinitely more natural and actually open up the eye, rather than just looking like, well, you’re wearing white liner! To be honest, I’m a little bit afraid of using white, and I’m not entirely sure…

By: Rachel Krause / July 6, 2012

Beauty Test Drive: Avon Glimmersticks Diamonds Eyeliner

Eyeliner, where have you been all my life? I have enough eyeshadows and eyeshadow palettes to keep me going until 2036. But after an unremarkable experience with a plain brown MAC eyeliner, I gave up on it.

My mistake. While I usually use a kickass BECCA eyeliner, which smudges beautifully and lasts all…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 4, 2012

Beauty Test Drive: Maybelline Line Stiletto

I am half of a woman without an expertly flicked, crisp matte black cat eye. I am one quarter of a woman with said cat eye, smudged, smeared, or generally melted into my eyelid. Believe me, I love a good grungy look (like, more than you even know), but when it comes to my liquid…

By: Rachel Krause / May 28, 2012

You Now Have Permission To Sleep In (Some Of) Your Makeup

As any good party girl who’s ever passed out in her eyeliner already knows, sleeping with your makeup on doesn’t necessarily have to be the worst thing. Take, for example, the style icons of the swinging ’60s — Brigitte Bardot, Anna Karina, Edie Sedgwick, et al. — who knew then what it seems we’re just…

By: Rachel Krause / April 11, 2012

Beauty Test Drive: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencil

I have a really hard time buying basics. If I go to the store to buy a black tank top there is a high probability I will walk out with a sequined cocktail dress. The same goes for makeup. For example, last week I went to Ulta to pick up some moisturizer and other boring…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 26, 2012
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