If you could create your own eyeliner right now, what would you create?


If you could create your own eyeliner right now, what would you create? What color? Finish? Type? Share!

A bright, pearly pewter–kind of like bareMinerals 5AM but more brightening–and pencil.

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katie Avatar

A green pencil. Like UD’s Graffiti but without any glitter. I love Graffiti, but I rarely use it because I only have like 4 inches of one left and I’ll be heartbroken when it’s gone entirely. Plus, I feel like I’m getting too old for crazy eye looks. I know, I’m not really.. but sadly I feel like it. I see people much older than me with QoB type eye looks and I get so jealous and I never think they’re too old.

Daniel Avatar

Pencil holographic black liner, think Color Club “Beyond” for eyes. Being more realistic: glossy black liner with duochrome violet and green, like a mix of “Undercurrent” and “Designer’s Purple”, but base color black.

Lotus Avatar

Hi! Beautiful idea! You can make it yourself! πŸ˜€ While gel eyeliner is wet and sticky, tap transformer/opalescent/iridescent violet and green shadows or pigments onto it, and then deepen the black and lastly, up the gold effect by gently tapping a flash of shine like from Chanel’s illusion de ombrΓ© in new moon or utopia, whatever you’d like! πŸ™‚ I’d love a black holographic glossy peacock duochrome liner! You rock. <3 Lotus

Lotus Avatar

DANIEL! Hi!!!!! I have another option! Use whatever form of black base you’d like and then tap this “Eddie Funkhouser Chromagraphic Eye gloss over it! Iridescent in twilight looks just right.. Twilight… Here’s the link: This is so great: EDDIE FUNKHOUSER Chromographic Eye Gloss http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=30551642 Sassy! πŸ˜› or mix black pigment into it and apply a whatchamacallit.. Like a sealer!! Ya! So I hope this is groovy news!

Aubrey Avatar

I’d love to do something close to the texture of Urban Decay’s 24/7 velvet eyeliner. I’d do it in a royal purple color. Something in between MAC’s Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner in Designer Purple and MAC’s Chromagraphic Pencil in Rich Purple. I think it would be a great pop of color, but dark enough that it doesn’t look to extreme.

Miss J Avatar

I really only ever use black, so…I wouldn’t, I guess. I find buying colored liners a waste of money for me. I tend to just use a shadow or pigment when I want a colored liner.

Kat Avatar

Dark, dark charcoal with bright lime green shimmer.

More wild? Some combo of red violet and hot orange, in honor of my most recent favorite combo: Jilted and Slowburn from the Electric palette.

A Name Avatar

Jade green – can’t decide whether I’d rather have it in pencil or liquid form, but liquid sounds harder to dupe. Also, I don’t know how it would work in eyeliner form, but a muted green with copper microgltter like Butter London Two Fingered Salute would be interesting to see.

Mariella Avatar

For me, it would also be like a Bare Minerals pencil but it was 5 A.M. – part of a set that was LE and which I never even saw, let alone bought (though all I wanted was that one pencil) – a silvery/gold shade that looked just stunning.

Mariella Avatar

Well, whatever the heck the time, BM should so totally release that and make it permanent. Honestly, to have a pencil like that, totally unique and totally beautiful and have it available in such a limited way for such a short time. Repromote it and they’d have a hot seller on their hands.

Leslie Avatar

I’d love a pencil liner, self-sharpening that has staying power but also something that won’t dry too fast before you have a chance to blend it or blurr the line to make a smokey eye. I haven’t found one like this yet.

Priscilla Avatar

I’d make something that doesn’t smug with contacts. I live in a place that can have extreme temperatures in both winter(-20F to -45F) and summer (90F-100F). In either extreme your makeup suffers in one way or the other. I would make something that will at least make me not look like Tammy Faye Baker after she had finished crying.

Anne Avatar

Try MUFE pencil 18L alone or smudge w/Mac Cranberry. Two others to consider with slightly different results: YSL Black Cherry gel liner and Armani Eyes to Kill e/s #2 wet. I have them all. And, love them all.

kristen @ glambunctious Avatar

I have been trying to track down 5AM ever since it’s release and have yet to find it! Your swatches of it made me fall in love! I’m still hopeful I can come across it somewhere like All Cosmetics Wholesale or Glambot! Great choice! πŸ˜€

Veronica Avatar

I actually created this look with EstΓ©e Lauder’s Blackened Sapphire and e.l.f.’s liquid glitter liner. It would be a great shade!

Veronica Avatar

A cool toned, grey leaning taupe like UD’s Stray Dog. (WHY IS THIS NOT PERMANENT??) I’d also like a formula made that could survive my waterline,

Patrick Avatar

I’d make a medium warm toned MATTE brown: gel or pencil liner. I could only find LIP liners similar the that kind of colour I have in mind. It’s hard to find a real chocolately like colour for eye pencils.

I’d also make a line of pale coloured liners like: pale yellow, lavender, and green. Those types of colours are hard to find. A Lot has been discontinued or were Limited Edition. πŸ™

Chelsea Avatar

A gel or liquid version of Chanel Khaki Precieux! I’ve been trying other liquid and gel khaki colored liners, but nothing is quite right.

Stephanie H. Avatar

As hard and frustrating as it is to find a good liner in the shade you want and to only have it become discontinued or unfortunately be available for a limited time is what inspired me to imagine a line such as this. If I honestly could come out with a line of eyeliners I would create a line of affordable hard to find shades that is completely customizable.. There would be approximately four/five separate lines. Off of the top of my head they would be Electro/Neon, Pastel, Metal, Basics, etc. and they would all come in the choice of either being matte, shiny, glitter, or metallic and you would have the choice to put the liner in the form of a gel/cream, pencil, or liquid. And those would have their own subcategories as well.

Mietta Avatar

I’ve been trying to find a grey that isn’t metallic. It’s impossible – every one I see is so sparkly or metallic it’s actually silver! I just want a flat, matte grey. And maybe a light grey too. I’ll just have to make my own with the MUFE Flash Palette. But I’m so lazy…

Michelle Avatar

I’d like a completely opaque liquid liner, first in a bronze shimmer infused maroon. The shimmer is ultra-fine and diffused, not a few dots in a stroke. The color’s between MAC cranberry, and a mix of MUFE aqua liners 10 & 11: something like this ( https://www.etsy.com/listing/50148193/ebonurgundy-eye-shadow-new-maroon-by ).
It has a long thin felt tip, dries w/in 30 sec., is swimproof, and has a eye-safe eraser on the top (the applicator’s the bottom). When halfway out of product, it averages the mg lost each day you used it and shows when you’re down to 5 applications worth of product, via a strip in the package changing color. It makes more sense in my head.

kellly Avatar

something that was transparent and just added shine the same color as whatever shadow I had on. Shine really brightens up my eyes so that would be my idea of the perfect liner!

doroffee Avatar

A combo brow marker and liquid eyeliner, which is not too opaque for the brows and really opaque for the lid (maybe with some science stuff going on) that would be amazing.
I would also like an opaque stark white liquid liner without any sheen or shimmer… and by opaque, I mean, like paint opaque.

Karen Avatar

I’m right there with you with the pewter but I would make it liquid Instead of pencil. Better yet I would put out a pencil with your pewte on one end and a gold like UD Honey or Milani Bella Gold on the other.

Sienna Avatar

I’ve been looking for a matte, greyish taupe pencil that’s not too dark. I have Rimmel Scandaleyes in Taupe, which is the right color, but the formula sucks – it doesn’t set, and while I can (and do) set it with shadow, I’d like something that’ll last on its own. I’d also create a dupe for Prescriptives Moonbeam Reflecting Eyeliner in Beaming Plum. I bought this on All Cosmetics Wholesale after it had already been discontinued and fell in love. It’s a gorgeous, shimmery, plummy taupe pencil with a great formula. I’ve found some eyeliners that are similar in color, but no exact dupes yet. (I should buy a backup or two on eBay.)

Alison Avatar

I just want something I can wear running, to the pool or to the beach that doesn’t smudge or run, but removes nicely with my oil cleanser!

Or if you’re talking about shade, I’m really craving something that looks like NARS Giove applied wet as liner, except in a buttery, budgeproof pencil format instead of an eyeshadow. Or a rich burgundy or teal-green version with the same finish!

Sara Avatar

I still kick myself for not buying the Bare Minerals set that 5am came in. I cannot find a dupe! And it was such a fabulous color… I keep hoping it’ll be re-released at some point in some set or as a stand alone item. Got any inside connections with Bare Minerals? Hehe…

Carla Avatar

My eyeliner would be cruelty-free and vegan, hypo-allergenic, reasonably priced, and readily available in stores and online.
It would be a VERY pigmented cream-to-powder product that would apply [with the brush of your choice] opaque in a single swipe, take a second to set to allow for smudging, and once set, STAY ON, even without a primer. It would be available in at least 10 shades, both matte and shimmery. It wouldn’t be budged by water, oil, or tears, but would come off easily with makeup remover.
And it would NOT be limited edition!
Yeah, I’m a dreamer. πŸ™‚

eva Avatar

Yes old school chanel cake liner the quad style with the red, blue, brown and black liner. It was best liner ever why they stopped making it is beyond me. There new cake liner is garbage.

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