How to Wear Bold Eye Liner

by - Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Hey guys! So, I have owned these eyeliners for a few months now and decided to do a blog post about it because I know that a lot of people will automatically be intimidated by these bold eyeliners because they are so colorful. Bold, colorful eyeliner is a huge trend right now. I have recently been seeing so many pictures and articles about these types of eyeliners. I have seen Revlon, Urban Decay, Maybelline, Covergirl, Rimmel, Stila, NARS, and so many more.
I'm not going to sugar coat it, at first these eyeliners were very difficult to work with because they are not your usual neutral eyeliner colors. In this post, I'm going to show you looks that are actually wearable and that you can mimic at home.
And before I move on, I just would like to say I am not posting about these eyeliners just because I sell Mary Kay. These were just the most accessible colored eyeliners I had at the moment.
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Swatches of MK @ Play Bold Fluid Eyeliners
These eyeliners are so pigmented! I think that is a big reason why they can be difficult to work because they show up very easily versus your regular eyeliner shades like black and brown.
All of these looks work because the eyeliner is the main focus. When using these eyeliners, try to stick to all neutral colors for the rest of the face to avoid looking "overdone".
Blue My Mind
Blue on My Mind is a bold cobalt blue color that I think looks best with a black cat eye. Anyone can wear this look but especially people with brown and hazel eyes. 
How To:
1) Apply concealer to prime and conceal the eyes
2) Apply a transition color with a big fluffy brush in the crease. I used MAC Soft Brown (Dupe: Makeup Geek Creme Brulee)
3) Apply a liquid eyeliner and create a cat eye by winging it out 
4) After letting the black liquid eyeliner dry, apply MK @ Play Liquid Eyeliner in Blue My Mind. Apply using short, small strokes. Don't drag.
5) Highlight under the brow using a frost white shade. I used MAC Shroom (Dupe: Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma)
6) Apply Black Eyeliner in the water line
7) Apply mascara on the top and bottom lashes
The Real Teal
This is probably my favorite color out of the eyeliners. It's a beautiful true turquoise color that looks amazing when you pair it with gold. 
How To:
1) Apply MAC's Soft Brown (Dupe: Makeup Geek Creme Brulee) as a transition color
2) Apply Bare Minerals Pigment in Gold (I don't think they sell this shade anymore). Really any shimmery gold looks will work perfectly.
3)  I applied a deeper brown shade on the outer crease to create more depth on the eye
4) Apply MK @ Plays  Liquid Eyeliner in The Real Teal just above the lash line using short strokes
5) Apply Urban Decay Glitter Eyeliner in Gold just above the turquoise eyeliner
6) Apply a metallic gold eyeshadow right under the lower lash liner and blend with a shade or pencil brush
7) Apply a highlighter right under the brow and in the inner tear duct of the eye. I used MAC's Nylon (Dupe: NYX Barely There) because it is a little more yellow than Shroom to bring out the gold tones.
8) Apply brown eyeliner in the waterline
9) Apply Mascara on the top and bottom lashes
Hello Violet
Out of all these looks, this one is the most simple. I love this purple shade and I think it would look amazing on hazel and green eyes.
How To:
1) Prime and conceal the eyes for a clean slate. I used MAC Prolongwear Concealer in NW15
2) Dust a transition shade in the crease with a fluffy crease brush. I used MAC Soft Brown (Dupe: Makeup Geek Creem Brulee)
3) Apply MK @ Play Bold Fluid Eyeliner in Hello Violet using short and soft strokes. Slightly extend the eyeliner past the edge of the eye and fling it up to create a cat eye.
4) Highlight under the brow with a white frost shade like MAC's Shroom (Dupe: Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma)
5) Apply a thick coat of mascara on the top and bottom lashes
I hope this post helped inspire you to get more creative with your makeup :) Don't be afraid to branch out!

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