Monday, September 21, 2015

Best Inner Eye Highlight for Women of Color

Are you looking for a inner eye brightener other than shocking white?  Yes, me too!  Using a light or pale shade on the waterline and inner eye gives the illusion as of a larger, more awake look.  You will see many using white eye liners to achieve this look.  But, us darker skin beauties cannot rock the stark white eye liner.  Using a tan or peachy shade is a better alternative to achieve the same effect.

Stila Kajal Eyeliner is my favorite waterline brightener.  It is pigmented and long lasting.  One the best qualities of an eye liner used on the waterline is longevity.  The Stila eye liner stays all day with minor wear throughout the day.  It's a peachy shade that does not apply the smoothest.  You can see in the swatch below that the color can leave excessive product in one swatch.  You have to be careful not to cake up too much product on your waterline during application.  This eye liner retails for 18.00 USD.
Wearing Stila Kajal Eyeliner in Topaz

The NYX Wonder Pencil in dark is the best shade for women of color.  It applies smoothly, but the color does not last.  After applying this eye liner, the color faded within the first one to two hours of wear.  This product would be perfect if it lasted longer.  This eye liner retails for approximately 4.50 USD.

Milani Shadow Eyez in champagne toast is a creamy shadow stick.  The color applies smoothly, but the application can be difficult due to the larger size of the product.  The shade Almond Cream may also be a good alternative for women of color.  This product retails for approximately 8.00 USD.

*Just picked up MAC's chromagraphic pencil in NC 42/NW 35 for 18.50 USD. We will see how it goes. Any suggestions? Stay FABULOUS!
MAC Chromagraphic Pencil NC 42/NW 35

NYX Wonder Pencil in Dark, Stila Kajal Eyeliner in Topaz, Milani Shadow Eyez in Champagne Toast

NYX Wonder Pencil in Dark, Stila Kajal Eyeliner in Topaz, Milani Shadow Eyez in Champagne Toast

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