Pencils used to be all the rage, remember? Line eyes, shadow over. Line lips, lipstick over. Now? Not so much. If you’re like me, you have a whole bunch of pencils hanging around with nothing to do. Or so you thought.
Pencils On A Budget
Budget Trick #1:
Got that red, burgundy, wine lip pencil there? Oh, you’re so lucky. This is one of my favorite tricks of all time. The trick? How you apply it…. Since most lip pencils are thin and hard, it’s hard to apply the pencil somewhere else. But you can fudge a bit. How? Apply to clean skin. And create your very own cheek stain. The key, is to apply when there’s no other makeup on.
Just take your clean a.m. face, and apply your sunscreen/moisturizer. Now apply a bit more to your cheeks. Take your lip pencil, color appropriate and color your cheeks. Blend with fingers into your skin. Now here’s the trick. If you wear foundation, apply a bit more than you think you need of the lip pencil, apply your foundation over. You want the color to be enough to peek through and create a ‘stained’ cheek. Don’t wear liquid foundation? Keep the color as is on cheeks, ad dust your mineral makeup or powder over. Viola. Perfect cheeks that lasts forever. Want to play? Dust a bit of shimmering highlight on the apple of the cheek. Beautiful at night.
Budget Trick #2:
Most doesn’t work eye pencils are because of staying power. It creases, or comes right off. Trick: Apply to eyelids as a shadow colored base. Then take a touch of moisturizer on your finger and blend it on your eyelid. Apply your shadow on top. You can get creative by applying a brown, blue or black pencil on lids and going on top with another color like a shimmering navy blue or forest green over black pencil, gold over gray pencil, copper over brown pencil. You get the idea. Endless colors to create and play with.