I can honestly say for as long as I have enjoyed wearing makeup, the one thing that has eluded me is eyeliner. I can cheat a tight line and for a long while that’s what I’ve always done. Whichever type of eyeliner that I’ve tried it usually ends in disaster. But my confidence was bolstered by a bit of good information from Think.Love.Makeup. She suggested this technique so I thought I’d share it with you, my version involves using the Bourjois Intense Black eye shadow to create a simple eyeliner line without having to have a super steady hand.
Intense Black is made up from mineral pigments.It is hypoallergenic, paraben- and fragrance-free and suitable for contact lens wearers.
The great thing about the Intense Black that I’m using is that it’s baked meaning it can be used dry and wet.This is quite lucky because every attempt to use this as an eye shadow failed and I thought I’d wasted money buying it. But when wet this comes into it’s element and with the other Bourjois Intese colours could create even more unique eyeliner looks.
Bourjois Intense Black as easy as 1,2,3,4…
- Using your choice of setting spray and a small screw top pot spray a few sprays into it. I’ve used Urban Decays All Nighter and a sample pot I saved but even a lid from a bottle will do if your not going to reuse it.
- Take an angled brush (mine is an Eco Tools brush) and dip it in the setting spray.
- As you can see in three it’s quite wet but you need less so wipe it against the edge of the pot.
- Next dab the brush into the Bourjois Intense Black eyeshadow or any baked eyeshadow you own. Remember that once you get it wet it can’t be used dry in the spot again but you can do it on one side and use the other dry still.
Intense Black Technique
- a – The left line shows when you have too much setting spray on the brush it gives a pale and wet line. the right line I have removed a lot of the spray and dabbed it into the eye shadow again to pick up more pigment.
- b/c – With the angled brush using the back of your hand you can press the hairs on each side of the brush to flatted them and give a sharper finer line.All you have to do is gently push from about this line against the top edge of your eyelashes. Working all the way along your lash line and can then build this up as thick or thin as you like it.
- d – I next apply a creamier eyeliner to the water line so I can see if I have left any gaps between where I’ve placed the eyeliner above and where my eyelashes are. Using this I can go back in with the Intense black to get closer and fill the gap in between.
As you can see a little of the eyeliner in the waterline has transferred to the bottom but you can wipe this away with a cotton bud. The wetter you make the liner you can get a more smooth line but the original concept way to create a softer eyeliner. You can also go back in over the line with the Intense black in the dry section to soften out the edge. I haven’t managed a winged version but I’ll keep trying until I can.
The Bourjois Intense Black Baked Eye Shadow is £6.99 from Superdrug