Makeup Tips & Tricks Vol. 1: Use Eye Shadow as Eye Liner

by poonam on October 8, 2013

Makeup Tricks: Use Eye Shadow as Eye Liner

I am huge fan of colored eye liners and have stocked quite a few of them from Faces Canada Long Wear Eye pencils. I wanted to add all the UD (Urban Decay) one’s too but gosh they are so over-priced that his my wallet will cry in pain. So, looking for a solution and an alternate to colored eye liner I came up with this Idea.

Makeup Tricks

Steps to achieve the look:Makeup Tricks - Use Eye shadow as Eye Liner

  1. Prepare your lids by applying the concealer or if you have oily lids dab some pressed powder
  2. Pick a smudge resistant eye liner/Kohl and line outer 2/3rd upper lash line
  3. Take a fluffy angled brush and smudge the liner quickly else it will set. Give a slight flick at the end if you want a winged eye liner style
  4. Damp you regular angled brush just slightly or spray a bit of finishing spray over it if you have one and dip it in the favorite colored eye shadow pot that you wish to use as eye shadow.
  5. Repeat Step 4 till you achieve the desired intensity and you are done!! :)

The liner lasted for almost whole day but faded lightly by end of the day as I used a damp brush only. I believe a fixing spray would have made it last longer. This trick would work well for dark colored eye shadows like blue, purple, green for light one’s I need to try some other trick. ;)

Do you like colored eye liners? Have you ever tried this trick?


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Preeti Kaur October 8, 2013 at 3:07 PM

Collecting all the colored eyeliners is going to burn a huge hole in the pocket but this idea definitely will save lots of money. Good one Poo <3

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poonam October 8, 2013 at 4:47 PM

Cant agree more with you.. Forst of all not everybrand as colored liners and those have in good quality have sky rocketing price (Read UD).. :P
Even Faces used to be affordable but now.. :-|
Thanks Preeetii.. i ave lots of eye shadows so doesnt actually feel the need of colored liners.. but its just the staying that I would want more from it! :)

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Nilu A October 8, 2013 at 3:12 PM

Wow! Great post Poo… Very very helpful too :-)

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poonam October 8, 2013 at 4:45 PM

Glad u find it helpful.. I use this trick a lott of times and it works well everytime! :)

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Niesha October 8, 2013 at 3:27 PM

I love using eye shadow as liner, It isn’t that harsh like liner and creates a beautiful effect! Lovely tutorial dear.<3 <3

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poonam October 8, 2013 at 4:44 PM

True that Neisha.. I like how those bright colors turn softer as liner.. :) :)
Thank u sweetss.. <3

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Shivi@COSMOCHICS October 8, 2013 at 4:49 PM

This is such a lovely Idea Poo!
Cool Idea:)

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poonam October 9, 2013 at 1:40 PM

Thanks Shivi.. I use it almost every other day!! :)

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tejinder October 8, 2013 at 8:32 PM

Great idea poo..i do the same way sweetie..I used my colour eyeshadows as a eyeliner most of the times..
lovely tut <3

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poonam October 9, 2013 at 1:43 PM

Thanks Tej… Woo.. and i though I am the only one doing this.. ;)

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Sugandha October 8, 2013 at 8:47 PM

lovely tut. Poo, love the way you flicked the liner/shadow! Even I do this, its comes in handy, one cannot buy all the colors of liners but we sure have all the colors i eye shadows!!! LOL! Loved it totally!

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poonam October 9, 2013 at 3:04 PM

Thank u so much Sugu.. :D :D.. I feel incomplete witout flicks and now they cpome so naturally to me.. :P :P
Yeah true that.. best substitute for colored liners ..:D

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beautifulandconfidentyou.blogspot.in October 8, 2013 at 8:56 PM

poonam the step by step pic on how to achieve the look is a supa kewl idea ….I LOVE winging out my liner

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poonam October 9, 2013 at 3:11 PM

Thanks u so much sweets .. Winging eye liner is my fav part.. :D
Do give this a shot.. :)

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Arzoo October 8, 2013 at 9:27 PM

This is a cool idea, loved reading it :) Do more of such tutorials, I find them really helpful :D

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poonam October 9, 2013 at 3:14 PM

Ahh.. u made my day honey.. I will be so happy to do more of these for u.. :D :D
I will try to provide u with useful tricks like this.. do share if u hav any suggestion.. :)

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rachna October 8, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Loved the post Poo! Looks amazing!

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poonam October 9, 2013 at 3:16 PM

Thnkss a lott Rachuu.. :D

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Melissa... October 8, 2013 at 9:35 PM

Grt post Poo..I too do this but in a different way..I apply a thin layer of clear gloss on my eyelid using an eyeliner brush.,.,.and layer it wth dark color eyeshadow have tried violet n blue but it doesn’t stay the whole day .fades off in a couple of hours …..this tip of yours is super cool am sure gonna try this..,,tnks darling for sharing.

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poonam October 9, 2013 at 3:27 PM

U have been more than inventive gloss aS base.. I couldnt eevn dream abt it.. ah.. may be the creamy consistency of the glass cam ein the way and doesnt made the liner durable but this stays pretty much whole day with slight fading and if u ave that Mac FIxing spray it may last longer..
DO share if it worked for u.. Lovveee.. <3 <3 Mellzzz

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Richa Saxena October 8, 2013 at 9:53 PM

Super cool idea Poo…Youre post just made a lot of girls save on so many bucks… :) Totally loved it!

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poonam October 9, 2013 at 3:20 PM

Thank u so much Richuu.. :D
Hhaha.. glad it helped saving a few but I am sure we are gonna spent them and even more on Luxuryy Makeup Stuff! ;) ;)
Savings for Spendingss. ;)

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Radha October 8, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Wow amazing I am gonna try it soon :D Hugs Poo

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poonam October 9, 2013 at 3:18 PM

Thnk u Rads.. do try .. :D :-* :-*

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Arshi October 9, 2013 at 12:28 AM

superb idea poo :*

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poonam October 9, 2013 at 3:19 PM

Thanks Arsi.. :)

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Sangeeta October 9, 2013 at 12:32 AM

I do this often with bright eye shadows, making them every day wear.

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poonam October 9, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Same pinch Sangeeta.. ;) .. Me too use this trick often! :)

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Shilpa Gandotra October 9, 2013 at 10:59 AM

i use this trick sometimes too! nice tutorial!
#BSP

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poonam October 9, 2013 at 3:35 PM

Oh Woooww.. I sare it with so many here.. ;)

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Divya Pandey October 9, 2013 at 11:02 AM

Thats a nice trick, will save a lot of money………. :) #BSP

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poonam October 9, 2013 at 3:36 PM

Thanks Divya.. yaa I hope so we can save some to spend somewhere else.. ;)

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Vipra S October 9, 2013 at 11:10 AM

I do love to use colored liners ;)
Awesome tut Poo <3 :* Would definitely give it a shot :)

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poonam October 9, 2013 at 3:34 PM

Thanks Vipu.. Colored liner are just an inseperable part of my eye makeup stashhh.. ;)
WOuld love to see it on u.. :D

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Raji October 9, 2013 at 11:14 AM

Nice post. <3 from BSP

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poonam October 9, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Thanks Raji.. :)

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Jasmine Bhatia October 9, 2013 at 12:20 PM

thats a great idea..btw I love how you have winged the eyeliner..I never get it right..

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poonam October 9, 2013 at 3:30 PM

Aww.. thats so sweet of u to say that.. thanks a lott dear.. :) :)

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Divya October 9, 2013 at 1:38 PM

Hey Preethi… definately a great idea and I love the precise liner with shadow which I just cant get.. my eyeshadow smudges… You can also try the Inglot duraline or smiliar stuff in Avon also… its gives a very glossy eye liner from any eye shadow :)

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poonam October 9, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Hey Divya its Poonam :P :P
Thanks dear.. It didnt smudges but yes faded… oHhh Yes Inglot Duraline would be a great option too but I didnt have any of these..
AVON too?? which one ??
ANd glossy finish and that means i have to try it.. :P :P

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Anubhooti October 9, 2013 at 2:39 PM

cool idea…very helpful !!

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poonam October 9, 2013 at 3:28 PM

Thanks a lott dear.. :)

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Shweta Sarawgi October 9, 2013 at 4:51 PM

superb post .. u r a pro in eye makeup :)

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poonam October 10, 2013 at 9:54 AM

Thnks a lott Shweta,.. :D :D

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Shalini October 9, 2013 at 7:15 PM

Wow nice trick, I haven’t tried it ever. Would love to give it a shot

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poonam October 10, 2013 at 9:56 AM

Thanks Shalini do give it a shot an I am sure u ll like it.. :D :D

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Ashu October 9, 2013 at 7:40 PM

neat :)

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poonam October 11, 2013 at 3:23 PM

Thanks Ashu.. :D

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Krithi October 9, 2013 at 9:59 PM

even im in this spree of color eyeliners
i try this technique as well …bcos i dont like eye-shadows and i have huge collection of eye shadows

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poonam October 10, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Hey Krithi.. I am big sucker for eyeshadows and wanna stock them in every shade and finsih possible.. and doesnt lessen my love for colored liners as well and I loved them to the core tooo..
DO share ur collection dear.. wanna see.. ;)

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Melissa... October 9, 2013 at 10:05 PM

Hey Poo I tried this tday wow it worked …applied it just as you suggested ..,whoa the outcome was superb.,,I’m pretty much excited am sure gonna try it again tomorrow wth another color..hey by the way,,,suggest a few shades tht wld look Gud na other than blue violet green.,,Muahh tnks somuch for sharing this tip

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poonam October 10, 2013 at 10:22 AM

Wooohhoo.. glad it worked for u and I am so happy that u loved teh outcome as well.. :D :D
So happy to help u sweets.. :D .. Colooorsss.. try with any shade other than nudes if u have.. be it orange , black, Bronze, Pink or red.. let ur eyes roll in every color possible!! ;)

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Charu Sharma October 9, 2013 at 10:22 PM

yes yes Poo…I am doing this trick from college days when colored liners were not so popular or even available :) I was always going for green and blue shadows as liners :)
Lovely post…will again start doing that :)

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poonam October 10, 2013 at 10:23 AM

Sachii.. I have been a big Zero in makeup during college days.. didnt even own a kajal those days.. only a lip balm may be.. :P :P
But u have been a makeup junkiee.. ;)
I love Green adn blue eye liners.. they totally brighten up my dayssss.. :D :D ..

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Krystle(Baking Beauty) October 11, 2013 at 8:59 AM

I love this tip! With so many eyeshadows out there it makes eye liner shades literally unlimited

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poonam October 11, 2013 at 3:08 PM

Yea.. actually .. a eye lienr in ur fav shade is just a brush away.. :D
glad u liked it sweets..:)

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Aditi October 11, 2013 at 5:38 PM

Looks amazing! Great clicks!

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poonam October 12, 2013 at 3:02 PM

Thanks Aditi.. :)

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Rida Khan October 26, 2013 at 12:43 PM

actually i think.. a eye lienr in ur fav shade is just a brush away.
glad u liked it sweets..:)

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poonam October 27, 2013 at 10:06 AM

Yeah.. it is now.. thanks a lott dear.. :)

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