Eyeliners as Eyeshadows

Hello there!

Since I had my tablet for Christmas I’ve been next level obsessed with Pinterest – I always loved it for browsing when on the bus and lunch breaks but now I’ve got a bigger screen to scroll through it’s a beautiful thing.

One thing that keeps popping up is the use of eyeliners as eyeshadows, see what I mean by the image below, taken from Pinterest:

I don’t know about you but I’ve got PLENTY of eyeliners kicking around that I just don’t use enough. For example, I’ve purchased both of these sets recently:



Beautiful colours with the best, most blendable and pigmented formula in the business – Urban Decay’s 24/7 liners. I was trying to workout how on earth this could work, can you really use eyeliners as eyeshadow?

Sure, colouring in your eyelid is easy but does it stay? Does it blend? Does it actually look good?

I had to find out:



I started off with my usual base make up and coloured in my eyelid with Mugshot. This is a ‘light metallic taupe with a slight pink shift’. It’s a great base colour and was easy to cover and blend.

I then applied Moonspoon to the outer corners to give some more definition. Moonspoon is a metallic grey with a silver sparkle:


I then applied my absolute fave liner after that – Perversion. It’s the most amazing blackest of black pencil liners that no other can compare to. I thought it was a hype thing but I really cannot get over how good it is.

I’ve worn this to work and it looked no different to using my Naked palettes and also took the same amount of time to put on and blend.

With regards to how long it lasted, without any primer it stayed the same length as eyeshadow normally stays. I haven’t tried it with primer but I imagine that the primer will work its usual magic and make the look stronger and last considerably longer too.

I also couldn’t resist but have some fun with the colours that I have too, I feel like work needs a neutral palette but after work there are no rules!

I used Faint all over my eyelid – this is described as a matte warm taupe. It’s definitely a great neutral colour as the eyeshadow version from the Naked Basics palette is a favourite of mine.

I then applied Vacancy – a bright metallic teal – on my lower waterline and lashline and blended it in.


I really love this colour! You cannot go wrong with a shock of bright teal on the lower eyelid and its such an easy way to go from day to night with minimal effort.

What do you think about using the eyeliners as eyeshadows? What about bright colours on the lower lashline to go from day to night?

L xxx


  1. Beauty Bird
    February 28, 2015 / 4:45 pm

    I've seen this image on Pinterest too but haven't tried it – I don't have many coloured eyeliners to use, but I think I'll give it a go with brown Bourjois one. That teal eyeliner looks stunning under your eye! xxRamblings of a Beauty Bird | Beauty Blog

  2. Sophie Blumenthal
    February 28, 2015 / 8:04 pm

    That bright teal looks amazing!Sophie x

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