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More like nude eyeliner inspiration.

The moment I put up this look up I got several emails from y'all telling me how the nude eyeliner did not work on you because your skin tone was medium dark - dark.

A white eyeliner is traditionally used to make eyes look bigger and the whites of the eye, brighter. Nude eyeliner serves the same purpose as a white one. While white makes for a stark contrast against medium / dark skin tones , the nude eyeliner softens the look while still managing to make the eyes look fresher, bigger & brighter.


The key is to apply the nude eyeliner just on your waterline and make a thin line at that. The moment it becomes a thick line that runs from waterline onto the lash line - its starts looking odd and almost ghost like.

I use the Julie Hewett Pencil in Omit - its a concealer pencil but its the only one that stays put for real long on my waterline and looks natural on my skin tone (NC 40) . If you have fair / light skin try a white pencil - Julie Hewett Hue Pencil - Aurora. It will give you this angelic / snow bunny like look. Other nude eye color options are Stila Kajal Eyeliner - Topaz.

And if you are still not convinced, check out the gorgeous Rachel Roy. This talented lady rocks the smokey eye with nude eyeliner ! The absence of a dark eyeliner on your waterline makes a huge difference . It makes me look a lot more fresher and lot less made up. Perfect for day time !



Love,
Indian Girl

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Anonymous said... @ February 11, 2010 at 3:08 AM

thanks so much for this post! i also always wonder what dark skinned gals do for nude lips--isnt nude lips brown for us? haha!
or dark skin and highlighter? i never know what shade/formula will work on an NC 50.

preeti said... @ February 11, 2010 at 6:04 AM

great post! for some reason I always thought, to make eyes look brighter and bigger, one needs to use 'white' eye pencil on the waterline....never occurred to me to try a liner close to my skin tone. BTW, why use a nude eye pencil for the waterline??

An Indian's Makeup Blog ! said... @ February 12, 2010 at 3:08 AM

Hi Preeti !

Nude eyeliner is for the same purpose as a white one. While white makes for a stark contrast against medium / dark skin tones , the nude eyeliner softens the look while still managing to make the eyes look fresher, bigger / brighter.

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