On most days, I like to keep things sweet and simple. With my 10-minute make-up routine, I’d never think of waking up earlier to try something new or experiment with new looks. So, when I was approached for a different eyeliner look challenge, I knew it going to be both fun and taxing. Here’s what happened as well as what people around me had to say!
I kept the first day very simple, I didn’t want to shock myself or the people around me with dramatic changes. This one didn’t evoke as much of a reaction at all, except an occasional, ‘Oh! you have something on your eye! It looks nice’. Personally, I thought the eyeliner was too thick for my face.
This one used to be a favourite look of mine when I was in college. I was a huge fan of coloured eyeliner and teal and bright blue were definitely my favourites. I piled on the blue and this time definitely people noticed that I put in some sort of an effort. I met a couple of my friends after work for coffee and they asked me why I looked so fancy, just because of the bright shimmery blue. All in all, nothing groundbreaking.
What I used: Maybelline New York Hyper Glossy Electrics Eyeliner - Electro-Shock (Rs 300)
Okay, this one took some courage. While coloured eyeliner has been my thing, I’ve never tried yellow or orange for that matter. I felt like my eyes looked like I had too much happening and I felt like keeping my outfit extremely subtle because this was SO bright and pink! Surprisingly no one even gave it a second glance until I brought their attention to it. If you can’t find an eyeliner you can use a lip liner or your fave liquid lipstick with an eyeliner brush. Towards the end of the day, I actually started liking it.
What I used: NYX Professional Makeup Faux Blacks Eyeliner - Oxblood (Rs 525); SUGAR Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick - 04 Plum Yum (Rs 499)
I would be lying if I said this was interesting or if I even liked it. I did not want to do this one bit, but you make a commitment and you follow through. White chalky eyeliner has been HUGE on the ramp and I thought I could manage. Both friends and strangers did a double take pausing to stare at me. I felt like having to explain that this was a project I was doing for work and I really didn’t like it so much. I took it off during the day at some point. Never. Again.
What I used: NYX Professional Makeup Retractable Eye Liner - White (Rs 725)
P.S. This is great underneath a bright colour eyeliner, it will make the colour pop.
By now, I had run out of ideas. I was just going through Pinterest and suddenly came across about 10 pictures of glossy lids. I have always liked the look and me being a gloss junkie, I had to try it. I took a pink gloss and just for extra shine I topped it off with a shimmery transparent gloss. I met a few friends with glossy eyes look and was asked if I had conjunctivitis! Personally, I LOVED IT! I really did like how it looked, and I would definitely be trying it again.
Have you done any experiments lately? Do let me know about your experiences in the comments’ section!