How To DIY Your Own Eyeliner

How To DIY Your Own Eyeliner

posted on: 8.05.2014

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Do you have a broken eyeshadow or loose pigment that you don't really know what to do with? Don't throw it out! There are a plethora of uses for broken eyeshadows and loose pigments. If you remember in my informative post about eyeliner formulations, I mentioned that I would show you guys how to create your own eyeliner. Well, I can tell you this: it's super easy and is a great way to make use of broken eyeshadows (or loose pigments!). Click through for the full tutorial! Don't worry, it's super easy and is something even an amateur at makeup can do.. I swear!


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Here's what you'll need:
  • A palette, or some other place to mix up the eyeliner
  • A mixing medium, such as Visine, water, MAC Mixing Medium, or my favorite, the Make Up For Ever Aqua Seal (a waterproof mixing medium)
  • A broken eyeshadow and/or loose pigment
  • A brush
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First, add some of your pigment to the palette. I used a metal spatula to put it on the palette, but you obviously don't have to do that. And for this tutorial, I am using a loose palette to demonstrate how to create eyeliner. If you have a broken eyeshadow, make sure to mash it up so that the texture of the shadow is similar to that of a loose pigment. You don't want your eyeliner to be clumpy, so make sure the texture is really fine!
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Add a drop or two of your mixing medium right onto the pigment. Be careful not to add too much of the mixing medium to the pigment, as it will become too liquidy and not as pigmented. You want the consistency of a liquid liner, but you don't want it to be like water, either. And you certainly don't want clumps! If you have any clumps, add a drop more of mixing medium to smooth it out.
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And that's it! It is really that easy! This is a fun way to mix things up if you're in a beauty rut. I know that whenever I'm feeling less-than-inspired, I'll use a bright purple pigment or another bright color and mix it with my Aqua Seal to create a fun and funky eyeliner look. It's fun, I swear!

Have you ever tried doing this before? What are your favorite mixing mediums?

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29 comments:

  1. What a fantastic beauty tip! I'm always wondering what to do with my broken eyeshadows! :)

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  2. What a great idea! You can make whatever color you want, to match whatever you've got :)

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  3. I've never tried anything like this because I'm just like "lazy girl with makeup central" here, but this is a great idea! I'll have to give it a try :)

    Jess | The Mod Mermaid

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    1. Lol! Definitely do it, it's not too much work!

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  4. Your eyeliner looks perfect ♥.

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  5. Oh, and your eyeliner looks great! This is a great way to reuse crushed eyeshadow that you would otherwise toss! Great tutorial! <3

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  6. Great idea! I have to try it!

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  7. AMAZING tip. Totally bookmarking this post!!!

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  8. This is a great tip, I never would have thought to try this.

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  9. Great tips as usual. And I love your hair too!

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    1. Aw thanks Kath! My hair is a frizzy mess here LOL but I appreciate your sweet comment! <3

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  10. Great tip! That's a fantastic color, too!

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  11. wow how cool, thanks for sharing !

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  12. Great tip! I've done this many times :D

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