There is a little trick that I have used to make my own coloured liners for photoshoots for a while. I had a chat to my gf Michelle who is an amazing Hair stylist & MUA - (you should totally click on her name BTW & it takes you to her site).
Anyhow we were talking about DIY techniques, or ways to make a make up kit last longer, as we all know, make up has an expiry date & keeping up with all the products in your kit can become overwelming.
I then went back to the days when I first started make up and I didn't have all the colours in the world to use coloured eyeliner. So here are some tricks you can use to make your own coloured eyeliner. Seriosly how often are you going to wear these colours, so most likely this is a great way to experiment without the extra $$$.
METHOD 1. MIX inexpensive cosmetic grade pigment with a mixing medium.
Any mixing medium works here, in my youtube video below, I go through all the mediums;
(MAC fix + mineralise charged water, Zen botanics bulgarian rose hydration mist)- these sptrays all contain glycerin so they will bind pigments to your skin.
Glitter adhesives or Lash Glue
Many brands make these and they have an adhesive to bind the pigment on your skin for a longer lasting result
Professional eye sealer
Many professional companies create these formulas specifically for use with cake eyeliners and powders so they are what I recommend if you can get your hands on one for your pro kit
Still a great way to make use of your existing eyeshadow collection to provide more pigment. I would rather use facial spray as glycerine helps the pigments bind for longer, however water works great as well if your not after lasting power.
METHOD 2: Raid your existing make up collection for eyeshadows, cream shadows and liquid shadows.
Eyeshdows with high pigment also can be used with a wet liner brush (with any of the mixing mediums above) as eyeliner.
Blushes, bronzers and any powders can be used in the same way as above
Cream or liquid shadow can be used with a precise liner brush to create liner (these are usually the best way to create your own metallic finishes)
METHOD 3: Liquid lipsticks as eyeliner
With liquid lipsticks being all the rage, there are many in my collection that are very colourful, to get more use out of them, I can use them as eyeliner.
Do be careful however, as these are not designed to be used around the eye area, I try to avoid getting too close to my lashline
And ofcourse, always patch test first by dabbing the teeniest amount around your eye.
Also use this method with extreme caution!!!!!!!!!!!
But actually, because I did not get any reactions... this is my favourite as this is so long lasting & colours are highly pigmented.