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

Posted on Oct 8 2013 - 10:00am by poonam

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.

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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!! πŸ™‚

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. πŸ˜‰

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60 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Preeti KaurOctober 8, 2013 at 3:07 PM - Reply

    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

    • poonamOctober 8, 2013 at 4:47 PM - Reply

      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).. πŸ˜›
      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! πŸ™‚

  2. Nilu AOctober 8, 2013 at 3:12 PM - Reply

    Wow! Great post Poo… Very very helpful too πŸ™‚

    • poonamOctober 8, 2013 at 4:45 PM - Reply

      Glad u find it helpful.. I use this trick a lott of times and it works well everytime! πŸ™‚

  3. NieshaOctober 8, 2013 at 3:27 PM - Reply

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

    • poonamOctober 8, 2013 at 4:44 PM - Reply

      True that Neisha.. I like how those bright colors turn softer as liner.. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
      Thank u sweetss.. <3

  4. Shivi@COSMOCHICSOctober 8, 2013 at 4:49 PM - Reply

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

    • poonamOctober 9, 2013 at 1:40 PM - Reply

      Thanks Shivi.. I use it almost every other day!! πŸ™‚

  5. tejinderOctober 8, 2013 at 8:32 PM - Reply

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

    • poonamOctober 9, 2013 at 1:43 PM - Reply

      Thanks Tej… Woo.. and i though I am the only one doing this.. πŸ˜‰

  6. SugandhaOctober 8, 2013 at 8:47 PM - Reply

    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!

    • poonamOctober 9, 2013 at 3:04 PM - Reply

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

  7. beautifulandconfidentyou.blogspot.inOctober 8, 2013 at 8:56 PM - Reply

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

    • poonamOctober 9, 2013 at 3:11 PM - Reply

      Thanks u so much sweets .. Winging eye liner is my fav part.. πŸ˜€
      Do give this a shot.. πŸ™‚

  8. ArzooOctober 8, 2013 at 9:27 PM - Reply

    This is a cool idea, loved reading it πŸ™‚ Do more of such tutorials, I find them really helpful πŸ˜€

    • poonamOctober 9, 2013 at 3:14 PM - Reply

      Ahh.. u made my day honey.. I will be so happy to do more of these for u.. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
      I will try to provide u with useful tricks like this.. do share if u hav any suggestion.. πŸ™‚

  9. rachnaOctober 8, 2013 at 9:34 PM - Reply

    Loved the post Poo! Looks amazing!

    • poonamOctober 9, 2013 at 3:16 PM - Reply

      Thnkss a lott Rachuu.. πŸ˜€

  10. Melissa...October 8, 2013 at 9:35 PM - Reply

    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.

    • poonamOctober 9, 2013 at 3:27 PM - Reply

      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

  11. Richa SaxenaOctober 8, 2013 at 9:53 PM - Reply

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

    • poonamOctober 9, 2013 at 3:20 PM - Reply

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

  12. RadhaOctober 8, 2013 at 10:00 PM - Reply

    Wow amazing I am gonna try it soon πŸ˜€ Hugs Poo

    • poonamOctober 9, 2013 at 3:18 PM - Reply

      Thnk u Rads.. do try .. πŸ˜€ :-* :-*

  13. ArshiOctober 9, 2013 at 12:28 AM - Reply

    superb idea poo :*

    • poonamOctober 9, 2013 at 3:19 PM - Reply

      Thanks Arsi.. πŸ™‚

  14. SangeetaOctober 9, 2013 at 12:32 AM - Reply

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

    • poonamOctober 9, 2013 at 3:43 PM - Reply

      Same pinch Sangeeta.. πŸ˜‰ .. Me too use this trick often! πŸ™‚

  15. Shilpa GandotraOctober 9, 2013 at 10:59 AM - Reply

    i use this trick sometimes too! nice tutorial!

    • poonamOctober 9, 2013 at 3:35 PM - Reply

      Oh Woooww.. I sare it with so many here.. πŸ˜‰

  16. Divya PandeyOctober 9, 2013 at 11:02 AM - Reply

    Thats a nice trick, will save a lot of money………. πŸ™‚ #BSP

    • poonamOctober 9, 2013 at 3:36 PM - Reply

      Thanks Divya.. yaa I hope so we can save some to spend somewhere else.. πŸ˜‰

  17. Vipra SOctober 9, 2013 at 11:10 AM - Reply

    I do love to use colored liners πŸ˜‰
    Awesome tut Poo <3 :* Would definitely give it a shot πŸ™‚

    • poonamOctober 9, 2013 at 3:34 PM - Reply

      Thanks Vipu.. Colored liner are just an inseperable part of my eye makeup stashhh.. πŸ˜‰
      WOuld love to see it on u.. πŸ˜€

  18. RajiOctober 9, 2013 at 11:14 AM - Reply

    Nice post. <3 from BSP

    • poonamOctober 9, 2013 at 3:33 PM - Reply

      Thanks Raji.. πŸ™‚

  19. Jasmine BhatiaOctober 9, 2013 at 12:20 PM - Reply

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

    • poonamOctober 9, 2013 at 3:30 PM - Reply

      Aww.. thats so sweet of u to say that.. thanks a lott dear.. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  20. DivyaOctober 9, 2013 at 1:38 PM - Reply

    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 πŸ™‚

    • poonamOctober 9, 2013 at 3:33 PM - Reply

      Hey Divya its Poonam πŸ˜› πŸ˜›
      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.. πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

  21. AnubhootiOctober 9, 2013 at 2:39 PM - Reply

    cool idea…very helpful !!

    • poonamOctober 9, 2013 at 3:28 PM - Reply

      Thanks a lott dear.. πŸ™‚

  22. Shweta SarawgiOctober 9, 2013 at 4:51 PM - Reply

    superb post .. u r a pro in eye makeup πŸ™‚

    • poonamOctober 10, 2013 at 9:54 AM - Reply

      Thnks a lott Shweta,.. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  23. ShaliniOctober 9, 2013 at 7:15 PM - Reply

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

    • poonamOctober 10, 2013 at 9:56 AM - Reply

      Thanks Shalini do give it a shot an I am sure u ll like it.. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  24. AshuOctober 9, 2013 at 7:40 PM - Reply

    neat πŸ™‚

    • poonamOctober 11, 2013 at 3:23 PM - Reply

      Thanks Ashu.. πŸ˜€

  25. KrithiOctober 9, 2013 at 9:59 PM - Reply

    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

    • poonamOctober 10, 2013 at 10:00 AM - Reply

      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.. πŸ˜‰

  26. Melissa...October 9, 2013 at 10:05 PM - Reply

    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

    • poonamOctober 10, 2013 at 10:22 AM - Reply

      Wooohhoo.. glad it worked for u and I am so happy that u loved teh outcome as well.. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
      So happy to help u sweets.. πŸ˜€ .. 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!! πŸ˜‰

  27. Charu SharmaOctober 9, 2013 at 10:22 PM - Reply

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

    • poonamOctober 10, 2013 at 10:23 AM - Reply

      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.. πŸ˜› πŸ˜›
      But u have been a makeup junkiee.. πŸ˜‰
      I love Green adn blue eye liners.. they totally brighten up my dayssss.. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ ..

  28. Krystle(Baking Beauty)October 11, 2013 at 8:59 AM - Reply

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

    • poonamOctober 11, 2013 at 3:08 PM - Reply

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

  29. AditiOctober 11, 2013 at 5:38 PM - Reply

    Looks amazing! Great clicks!

    • poonamOctober 12, 2013 at 3:02 PM - Reply

      Thanks Aditi.. πŸ™‚

  30. Rida KhanOctober 26, 2013 at 12:43 PM - Reply

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

    • poonamOctober 27, 2013 at 10:06 AM - Reply

      Yeah.. it is now.. thanks a lott dear.. πŸ™‚

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