Do You Wear Eyeliner Everyday?

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I miss eyeliner. Today on the bus, four beautiful women sat across from me with the most perfectly done eyeliner and mascara. It was simple and elegant, the exact day time look you would expect from someone like Alexa Chung.
Had I seen each of these women separately I might have asked whose mascara they were wearing. However, I was sitting there sulking in my own self pity and couldn’t muster up a conversation with strangers. Most of the time I can’t muster up a conversation with strangers. It’s a New York thing.

My self pity was the result of the fact that I gave up on eyeliner. I wore mascara & eyeliner every day of my twenties. It was my thing that I didn’t leave the apartment without doing. Then, at some point in my thirties I ran out of fucks to give about eye makeup. I started developing styes (all the time!), I could never quite get all of it off, and it was five minutes of morning & night time that I easily traded in for five more minutes of sleep. Eyeliner was simply cut out of my life. But, lately I’ve been itching for some eye make-up. Last week I bought some liquid eyeliner thinking I was just going to bebop on home and do that perfectly without any practice. Ha!

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Luckily, the Make Up Forever Aqua Liner wasn’t too hard to master (or get looking good enough to leave the apartment). What I like most is the way it wipes off, almost, in streaks with a q tip. It’s impossible to get both eyes even on the first try so it’s nice to be able to take a little off without completely starting over.
I’m thinking it might be time for eyeliner and I to reunite our relationship. The styes were most likely the result of keeping my liner too long. So, I’ve declared to myself to throw out the liquid liners within a reasonable amount of time, no matter how much of it I did or didn’t use, and I will wash my mascara off at night before bed.

Does everyone else really wear eyeliner and mascara everyday?

***beauty always comes from within, photos by BtM, xoxo behind the mirror***
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  • I normally just put some lipstick on and that’s it but from time to time I do my best in front of the mirror to get my eyes done which, to my surprise, can be really straightforward or take me forever. I used it in my twenties more! Not the liquid eyeliner though, I mastered the kohl pencil and, later on, just kohl (the dust that comes in a tiny kind of bottle to be applied with a stick). I also took belly dancing classes! (OMG)
    By the way, what a cool picture! You look great
    Xx

  • So in love with that first photo, totally gorgeous and we feel you, eyeliner can be time consuming, but fun to wear when time permits! You totally rock it.

    xx 365Hangers

    • Thanks!! I keep practicing and hoping for my eyeliner to be even.

  • I have a lottttt of eyeliner for someone who doesn’t actually wear eyeliner, hah. I just find it too harsh for me, which is why I usually line my eyes will an off-black eyeshadow. As for liquid liner…WELL, I GOTTA WORK ON THAT.

    NYC thing? Psh, more like, ~big city~ thing.

  • i stopped wearing eyeliner for about 6 months because it just took too long. I started up again recently and omg so many styes! I am now a lot more diligent and try to take it all off and go back in with a second wash just in case. I actually just started using the kat von d eyeliner, it’s pretty awesome! I get what you mean about just looking more put together. A classic wing and a bold lip are a day look sorted. Also, it never fails to make you look extra amazing.

    • It just feels so good to spend a little extra time on yourself! Going to try the kat von d liner next.

  • Shannon Jenkins

    I actually don’t wear eyeliner every day. I always do on the weekends but I just don’t care when I am at work haha, I work in the medical field and look like bumb in my scrubs so I just bumb it on the makeup too! ;)

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

    • I am the exact same way and I work in a fashion company! LOL… during the day I look like a total bum.

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