Eye Icing | Lines of Gold

Gel liners, though they have been around for at least 15 years or so, and probably longer than that, just don’t get the love and respect they deserve, my makeup bag included. Sad, because they are really so wonderful to use, they make perfect softly defined lines, they last all day, and are nearly waterproof. Maybe picking up a pencil is just so ingrained and natural to us, that these precious little pots sit around undisturbed way too often.

These pots of Southern Fringe Eye Icing (exclusive to Chemistry) make me want to revive the gel liner use in my life. Of course, there’s always black, and the liner comes a jet black shade of course – the most obvious and easy choice. But here are three mixable and thereby customizable shades that open the world of shading, blending and smoking out as a possibility. Mixing these three shades allows for a new color everyday, allows for a creamy and superblended payoff, could be a used as a cream shadow as well, and looks like a pretty new shade every time you mix. I love it when makeup reminds me of Art I.

Southern Fringe Eye Icing swatches left to right: Gold; (Gold + Espresso); Espresso; (Espresso + Silver); Silver 

And, just like in Art I, the tools are really at least half of the fun. So I always use this amazing little fine eyeliner brush from BDellium, the 706 Fine Point Eyeliner. With this brush which is long and skinny in the perfect way, the line goes on smoothly and evenly, and thin, and it’s easy to adjust and amend as needed. Much more powerful than a pencil.