24/7 Glide On eyeliner pencils are like, the Holy Grail of makeup, hands down. They come in all the best colors, apply effortlessly, and stay put for hours. The only downside the price. I've particularly been obsessed with Flipside (seen at far left), the most incredible bright turquoise color in the world, but at $18, I couldn't really justify spending that much on a color I wasn't sure I'd actually wear. It's one thing to love turquoise; it's quite another to love it on your eyes, right?
I finally found a near dupe of Flipside from NYX with their Aqua Glitter eyeliner pencil. I'm not usually a fan of pencil eyeliners. Most of the time I have to press down uncomfortably hard and repeatedly on my eyelid to get the proper shade, but NYX's pencil eyeliner applied almost as smoothly and painlessly as Urban Decay's. And it's so perfectly subtle! Turquoise eyeshadow might be a little too '80s for me, but as eyeliner it's the most amazing hint of color. I applied a thin line of black liquid liner to make the blue even less obvious, and the effect is better than I could have imagined! I made several attempts to photograph it on, but the color is actually much brighter than what you see in the picture below.
Turquoise is surprisingly wearable and almost universally flattering. Chances are, this will look amazing on you! Go try it out. I know I want to try every shade of colored eyeliner ever now.
I'm also trying to experiment with photographing color swatches, but with each picture it only becomes more evident that I fail horribly at photography. I can no longer place the blame on my camera, the true culprit is just my regrettable Lack of Skills. Any tips for taking pictures of color swatches would be amazingly helpful and appreciated!