Eye liner is one of those makeup products that not all women dare to wear. Liners can be a little intimidating because not every one knows which ones to use or how to apply them. Here’s a little run-down on what to expect from each eye liner formula:
Pencil eye liner – Pencil liners are the most common and the most versatile eye liners. These are great for every day looks. They’re also the easiest to apply. You simply draw a thin line along your upper lash line from the middle to the outer edge. Use a cotton swab to blend.
Shadow eye liner – Any deep eyeshadow shade can be used as an excellent liner. We recommend trying black, dark grey, deep chocolate brown, plum or navy blue. The trick to using any shade as an eye liner is all in the brush. Use a small, flat angle brush and use the flat edge to apply the dark shadow close to your upper lash line. If you want, you can apply a bit to the outer edge of your lower lash line as well. Shadow liners will give you a soft, blended, natural look. You can also layer on more liner and smudge it to create a smokey eye makeup look.
Liquid eye liner – This liner is more dramatic and daring. Liquid liners will give you a more precise line, but they are more difficult to apply and have less room for error. Pencil and shadow liners can be blended and smudged after application. Liquid liners need to be applied carefully to ensure the right finish is achieved. You’ll definitely want to practice if you’re trying a liquid formula for the first time.
If you are new to eye liner, trying some of these free eye liner samples can help you get a good idea of whether you will be rocking eye liner on a regular basis or not. Here are the latest free eye liner offers the web has to offer:
Yay, starting on Monday, March 4, Allure will be giving out full sized beauty freebies to the first 500 people to sign up. Each giveaway will begin at 12pm EST, and the products will be as follows:
March 4th: StriVectin-EV Get Even Dark Circle Corrector
March 5th: Soho Beauty Surfette Dome Clutch
March 6th: Boscia Self-Defense Vital Antioxidant Moisture with SPF 30
March 7th: Pixi DayLight Endless Silky Eye Pen in SageGold or CopperGlow
Since there are only 500 freebies available, keep in mind that these will go FAST.. like within seconds. For the best chance to get one, have this page pulled up and ready to go before the starting time.
Maybelline is giving out tons of makeup and beauty prizes to the winners of their Color Whisper Sweepstakes. There’s a huge $5000 grand prize (wouldn’t that be nice!?) They’re also giving out sets of their Color Whisper lip glosses to new winners each week. Each set includes all 20 shades of the product! To participate, simply enter here. They’ll have you click on a shade to start. Just follow the instructions to sign up and I wish all you who enter the best of luck!
We want to show you guys how much we appreciate you – and give you more chances to win. So we’ve decided to start doing 2-3 giveaways each month instead of just one!
You may have noticed that we’ve been joining forces with some of our other blogging friends and participating in some group sponsored giveaways. But, our FreeMakeupandBeautySamples.com hosted giveaways (usually MAC Cosmetics giveaways) have much lower entry numbers, which means there is a much higher chance of winning. You will still see opportunities to enter group giveaways, but we will be adding more of our own giveaways to the mix! They will be posted every ten days or so instead of just once per month.
More good news: If you are already following us on Twitter, Facebook, or on our mailing list, you already qualify for continual entries on each of our subsequent giveaways. Same goes for those who have mentioned us on their site or added our button. You don’t have to do anything new other than click on the entry on the Rafflecopter form for each giveaway once it is posted on the site. If you’re getting our email updates, you’ll be notified via email each time we start a new giveaway.
Now to the fun part… Our next giveaway is for a MAC Cosmetics Opulash Mascara in Black and a MAC Cosmetics Technakohl Liner in the shade of your choice! The giveaway will end at 12:01 am EST on May 8th. Be sure to enter and best of luck to all! xoxo
Estee Lauder Gift Time is here! From January 24 – February 5th, 2012, you can get free makeup from NeimanMarcus.com and Neiman Marcus Stores with any $70 Estee Lauder purchase.
The bonus gift includes a 14-day supply of Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lift Age-Correcting Creme, lip and eye makeup products in the season’s most popular shades, a chic gold-weave fashion tote bag, and other Estee Lauder products. The free gift retails for over $195.
Covergirl eye liners are always on-trend when it comes to your color options and product finish. Plus, if you fall for this particular liner, you’ll be happy to know that CoverGirl products are both affordable and widely available. You won’t need to go searching for some obscure boutique for their products. Just hit up your nearest Walmart or Target next time you’re out grocery shopping. Easy peasy.
Get a bareMinerals Naturally Luminous six piece makeup kit for a limited time by signing up here. The kit is a color collection that includes two mineral eyeshadows, one mineral blush, an eye liner, a lip gloss and a mineral eyeshadow makeup brush. The products were inspired by the bareMinerals skin care line which helps to maintain your skin’s moisture with a unique water encapsulated mineral formula. These products are less drying than other cosmetics, plus the colors are ultra refreshing and perfect for Spring!
From now until 6/24/2011, get a complimentary full-sized Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Mahogany Ink plus free shipping with any order over $65 at Bobbibrown.com. Simply enter coupon code GEL44 when checking out. Enjoy!
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