Many moons ago, before I knew how to take a decent blog photo, and I couldn’t swatch worth a damn, I did a post of using mixing medium to make a DIY liquid eyeliner out of any eyeshadow or pigment.
Since then I have gotten a lot better at this stuff and I also discovered a much better and cheaper mixing medium to use so it figured it was time to do a little reboot on that post.
Inglot Duraline is by far the best mixing medium I have come across for making your own eyeliner. (It also doubles as a way to rejuvenate dried up eyeliners and cream eyeshadows, but if you’ve been paying attention you may have noticed that I found an even cheaper way to get that job done.) The best part is it’s only ten bucks! So that’s like getting a liquid eyeliner version of every color you have in your eyeshadow collection for TEN BUCKS! Ba-bam pow pow pew pew high five!
Today I’m going to make an eyeliner with Sugarpill Penelope pigment because I just got it in my Beautylish order and I want to play with it because its SO pretty.
The process is super duper easy…
Just place a little bit of your pigment or eyeshadow in a mixing dish, add about one drop of Duraline (or more if you used more pigment and it doesn’t seem to be smooth enough with one drop) and mix them together with your eyeliner brush of choice.
You can definitely get a lot fancier with it than I did here, but I wanted to show you guys how it works as a basic liquid liner. I did this on a day when I was traveling, which is always hard on the makeup, and it lasted pretty much as well as most colorful liquid eyeliners. It’s not Kat Von D Tattoo Liner status but it’s still damn good.
Basically this is quick ten dollar trick to get a lot more out of makeup that you already own. I didn’t invent it, but I think everyone should know how fun it is to make a DIY liquid eyeliner with all of their favorite shadows! If you heard it here for the first time then you’re welcome 😉
Now go make yourself some pretty eyeliners!