Peach Gold and Smoky Violet: Bottom Liner Look
I’m a fan of lining along the bottom lashes (because it’s such a great way to wear strong colors without the look being too over-the-top.
Most of the time, I pick a medium brown for the lid and a pastel shade for the lower lash line but today, I wanted to do a variation using contrasting tones of a soft peach-gold and deep, smoky purple.
Step 1: Sweep a peachy-gold shade over your entire lid (I’m using MAC Melon pigment), and then add taupe to the outer corners (MAC Patina - sorry for the MAC love today but do not feel you MUST use these exact shades.
Step 2: Line the water line and tide line with a creamy black kohl or kajal. (TIP: Kajals are creamier and more pigmented than other liners. Draw it on thick and bring out right to where they overlap the root of the lower lashes for that slightly “glossy” look when it hits the light.)
Step 3: With a flat brush (I’m using a teeny-tiny one from Coastal Scents - more on that later) run a rich dark purple - MAC Grape Crushed Metal Pigment - right under the lower lashes, bordering the black kajal.
Step 4: Finish with black mascara.
Special Tool Feature: The Destiny Detail Mini (Coastal Scents)
This is without a doubt the tiniest non-liner brush I own. Quality-wise, it’s great; no shedding or bleeding when washed. The bristles are also soft enough that I can use them around the delicate lash line without feeling like I’m poking myself in the eyes.
Usage-wise, you can see it’s a really tiny brush. This means if you’re drawing a line, you will probably need to re-dip your brush a few times since it won’t pick up a lot of product.
On the other hand, it’s really great for getting into the inner corners of the eye when you want to stroke on a bit of color in precise areas such as the lash line. There will still be fallout depending on the eye product you’re using of course, as with most other brushes.
The other thing this is great for is applying an uber-thick swatch of gel liner, the way Mila Kunis sometimes does.