Is everyone doing push eyeliner now?

(57 Posts)
Keztrel Sun 14-Jul-13 21:50:50

I've only just heard of it. What's so good about it? Does it make your eyes look as big as they do with a thick, slightly flicked line on the top lashes like I normally do?

surely putting liner on inner rim would cause it to run off into eye?

Just watched video, I think I get it now.
Still, I predict I would look like a panda if I try this.
These things rarely work well for me, I wonder if it's because I am very pale and blonde (dark blonde lashes and brows though)?

Literally any dark shadow just makes me look like I've been punched.
I do wear liquid liner though on top outer third of eye with a slight wing. This works well for me in brown if done lightly.

Keztrel Mon 15-Jul-13 15:38:27

I should think it would work in whatever colour mascara you usually wear, so you don't have to go really dark with the shadow. I wear the blackest mascara possible so have gone for black shadow. Hoping it doesn't run - this heat will be a good test!

MrsLettuce Mon 15-Jul-13 20:19:18

I do this (and a little wing) with a Maybelline gel liner. works very well

MrsLettuce Mon 15-Jul-13 20:21:07

OK, couldn't resist, tried it with a brown eyeliner pencil (the tightlining that is), as I already had on brown black mascara and brown shadow line above lashes. No adverse effects on contact lenses, or watering, but it didn't really show either.

Keztrel Mon 15-Jul-13 22:26:37

You need to do it before mascara. I tried it after mascara too and your lashes are too stiff to wiggle the brush among them properly.

I only use a very light touch of mascara, and only brush it on from about half way up the length of the lashes (I use brown-black to match their natural colour) so they don't get stiff. I do the powder above the lash beforehand though as I don't want clumps of powder sticking to the mascara. I'll try again tomorrow.

Keztrel Tue 16-Jul-13 13:19:22

Did the push liner today and been wearing it all morning - no smudging or running or irritation, even though it's v hot. I like how it looks like very thick, pretty eyelashes without looking like liner - it's definitely a different look from just mascara.

But I don't look made up enough to me (code for: my eyes look smaller). Will persevere though because I think I'm just too used to seeing my eyes with a thick black line of gel liner. Might be nice to have a natural look for a change.

valiumredhead Tue 16-Jul-13 13:30:42

Super dry MUA eye shadows are fantastic for this as they are so highly pigmented and last ages.

garlicagain Tue 16-Jul-13 13:33:26

Keztrel, try pushing through your lashes and onto your lid at the outer third of the eyes, then extend the corner by pushing sideways kind of thing.

(Good thing I didn't become a make-up teacher, isn't it?!)

This eye-lining technique won't give you big, black pointy eyes because it's supposed to be subtle & shadowy - it's basically a kohl effect. You can, though, get big, smoky eyes by colouring the edge of the lid through the lashes, then doing the waterline.

Keztrel Tue 16-Jul-13 14:55:07

garlicagain I don't really understand what you mean blush

But I do love the phrase 'big, black pointy eyes' grin

Are you just saying 'put more on'? I can do that!

Bourjois have an eyeliner pen with three tiny tips (like a fork) which is supposed to be for pushing into the eyelashes - I tried it and it was too black for me, also hard to avoid the final effect being uneven (I have very pale skin).

garlicagain Tue 16-Jul-13 15:07:15

Are you just saying 'put more on'?

Erm, yes! grin

valiumredhead Tue 16-Jul-13 15:15:21

Push-it's such a daft name for it....

garlicagain Tue 16-Jul-13 15:19:36

I've just realised this is what Mum used to do with cake mascara! It came with a brush like this ^^ I see it's back on the market - might get some next payday smile

Keztrel Tue 16-Jul-13 15:22:37

valium it is a silly name, agreed! I wonder if someone just came up with a new name for an old technique, to re-market certain brushes and liners. Either way, if they hadn't I wouldn't have tried it unless someone showed me how.

valiumredhead Tue 16-Jul-13 15:28:02

My first every mascara was a cake onegrin -- that you spat in--

MrsLettuce Tue 16-Jul-13 15:37:01

Yup, my DM used that stuff too. Btush was a bit different to the one above but she definitely stippled the roots of the lashes as well as applying to th e length.

garlicagain Tue 16-Jul-13 16:17:09

I couldn't find one without the comb on the back, Lettuce!

MrsLettuce Tue 16-Jul-13 16:27:34

Does anyone know if it's worth investing a proper brush?

I'm using an angled mac one which is supposed to be for brows (208 I think), from when my eyes were less hooded and I could wear proper, dramatic liner. More control would be handy - I'm well used to doing it but it remains a faff. Would spending the best part of 20 pounds on the 212 make that much difference?

Which MAC brush is it?

SorrelForbes Wed 17-Jul-13 07:53:21

I just use a brush that I got free with something! It's got a thin angled head and does the job. I've seen something similar in Boots.

TBH I get pretty much the same result whether I push the shadow in just above or just below the lashes.

MrsLettuce Wed 17-Jul-13 09:29:19

this one here here is an 'official' push brush, tedious. this is what I'm using ATM but with my (increasingly) hooded eyes, not so tip top vision and cack-handedness it's a bit tricky.

I'm going to have a rummage in the chemist for something similar but TBH I'm loath to waste my money on a series of cheaper brushes which don't cut the mustard. IM-picky-and-perfectionist-E it's very easy to spend the price of a quality brush on 3 or 4 failures looking for a 'bargain' - am tempted to go straight to mac this time. THe brushes of theirs I have are 6+ years old but still as good as new - still hold their shape perfectly have never shed a single hair. 25 euros though. uurgh.

MrsLettuce Wed 17-Jul-13 09:35:48

Have been push lining for an age so it's not a question of getting the technique down, unfortunately. I used to add a line of liner too which made the angled brush a perfect choice, but I can't really get away with that any more - have gradually moved to just the push liner and the tiny wee wing I can fit before my extended hood crease.

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