Two-Toned Liquid Liner Because I'm Indecisive

Cheap drugstore makeup is enabling my complete lack of decision making skills.
Publish date:
July 17, 2013
cat-eye, liquid liners, two-toned, blue liner, eye liner, green liner

I am the worst at making decisions.

My boyfriend especially can vouch for how annoying it is; I make the waitress stand there for ages as I frantically switch between two different drink orders, and I’m always late meeting him because I couldn’t decide what to wear. It’s so bad that I often force myself to prepare beforehand, making mental pros and cons lists while driving to a restaurant or the grocery store, researching a $10 mascara for days before buying it... You get the idea.

As you can probably imagine, this makes my monthly trip to the drugstore to buy makeup (really it’s to pick up my prescription, but I use that as an excuse for cheap makeup) an agonizing ordeal. I’ve definitely spent an hour standing in the aisles of CVS contemplating different foundations while my stomach ties itself into knots and my brain screams “IT’S NOT A BIG DEAL. IT’S ONLY MAKEUP. JUST PICK ONE.”

If this happens to you, too, then you understand. If not, then I’m probably coming off as pretty crazy right now. Luckily, there is a silver lining in being the most indecisive person on the planet. Sometimes, just to cut myself a break or to hasten the process along so I can get out of there and go pee, I’ll allow myself to forego decision-making altogether and just get one of each. Why not? It’s drugstore makeup, so it’s cheap!

That’s what happened earlier this week when I was trying to decide which Wet ‘n’ Wild MegaLiner liquid eyeliner to get. Inspired by Hannah’s cobalt blue cat eye, I wanted to try something similar. They had an indigo blue eyeliner, but then my eye was caught by the other colors sitting next to it.

In addition to the blue and basic black, they also had purple and a pretty green that they were deludedly calling turquoise. Once I realized that it was going to take me all day to decide between them, I sighed and snatched up both the green and blue. I left the purple behind for another day--I draw the line at three colored eyeliners.

Once home, I did what any reasonable person would do: drew the green on one eyelid and the blue on the other. It was just for comparison but I actually kind of liked it: a David Bowie look for those of not lucky enough to have heterochromia.

Still, deep in my heart, I knew I would never actually wear that out of my house. So I easily transformed it into a more normal but still really cool look that’s especially fun for wearing out at night: a blue and green eyeliner COMBO.

The green is what really makes this work; like most people with blue eyes, I’m averse to wearing blue eye makeup but I DO want to bring out the green in my eyes. It also helps make the look really nice on people with brown or hazel eyes.

Want to see how I did it? Watch my very first, slightly awkward xoVain video!

As I mentioned in the video (or tried to, before I forgot what it was called), this Wet ‘n’ Wild liner is somehow really idiot-proof. The green goes on very thick and smooth with a pretty shimmer; the blue is thinner so it may take two coats, but I’ve never had an easier time doing a cat eye.

So don’t be afraid to try this out, although maybe not with bright yellow nails and a hot pink lip. That might be too much, but I wasn’t really thinking. Whoops. Do as I say, not as I do, right?

OK, I’m off to show my boyfriend how freaking COLORFUL my face is now. (He’s probably just going to ask me why I can never making a decision.) Let me know if you like this look and if you try it yourself, add a picture in the comments!