This weekend I read this post from Beauty Bets and a light bulb went off. Elizabeth Dehn, beauty expert extraordinaire writes, “If, like me, you normally wear dark brown or black liner on your upper lash line but feel like a raccoon—or look super tired—when you apply it to the bottom, try a lighter brown liner on the lower lash line instead! It still gives the definition of a darker shade but really opens up your eyes without casting a shadow.”
YES! Of course. Why didn’t I think of that? Wearing black eyeliner on my bottom eyelids instantly makes me look sleep deprived. I have really small eyes anyway, so closing them up with a big black outline is not flattering. Here I tried out Ms. Dehn’s tip:
I used Rimmel Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer in Noir for the top lid of both eyes. I used the same liner on my left lower lid, but on the right lower lid, I used Laura Mercier Kohl Eye Pencil in Brown Copper. Yes, the left eye looks more dramatic, but you can see how it closes that eye right up. My right eye looks bigger because the brown doesn’t create such a firm outline.