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To line or not to line? That is the question.




Here's a bit of a confession I have to make. And a potentially philosophical question (ok maybe not, definitely economical). 


My name is Rebecca, I've been wearing makeup for 15 years and I really hate applying eyeliner. 

Let's get real guys, I'm bad at it. I never perfected the perfect cats eye because I just get bored and I usually end up being allergic to pen or gel formulas and cry it off immediately. In fact the above makeup look was created without using any eyeliner whatsoever.  

Can you tell?



After years of frustration and in a mix of laziness, time saving and convenience I have begun to skip using a proper eyeliner in favour of a quick flick of dark shadow along my lower lash line and I'm not sure I should feel sorry about it. 


Ok, yes. I am still "lining" my eye but I've found I save so much time by skipping out the fussy gels, pens and pencils. I spend far less energy trying to get the perfect line only to only smudge it out when I fluff it up and get fed up. 


My "go to" palette is currently the Naked 2 from Urban Decay and my preferred "lining" shades within it are YDK, Busted & Blackout. With the odd dalliance to Pistol. I switch quite regularly between this & the original palette and I lust, covetously, for the 3rd Rose-tinted palette. They really are just perfect. 



So what's your take?

Am I completely mad? Am I breaking some golden rule? Or is this completely normal and I'm just way behind the times? Answers on a postcard (or down below) please, I'm dying to know! 


Comments

  1. I'm the same, I do use eyeliner but often replace it with shadow or apply a shadow stick as liner wirh a brush. Love your makeup in this pic x

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    1. Yay glad I'm not the only one lol. Shadow stick is a good idea. I'd be lost without my angled brush. it makes the whole thing possible.
      Thankyou M'Lady!! Xx

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  2. I switch between the two, depending on time! Your make up is gorge girl!!

    Aine Oh

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    1. It's all about the time saving! 😍

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