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Old 03-20-2008, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Where the sun always shines..
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I have somewhat fair skin with pink tones, I have dirty blonde hair (but plan on going lighter).. I am stuck on black eyeliner. I tired switching to dark brown and it just didnt look right. I switched simply because I read in a magazine that black can look too harsh for someone like me..Is black totally wrong for me??..FYI to sum up: pinkish somewhat fair skin, blonde hair, green eyes..
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Old 03-20-2008, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Oz
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Yeah...um...and speaking of eyeliner, I have a stupid question. Do you put it between your lashes and your eye, or do you put it outside of your lash line? (You'd think that someone my age would know this, but my mom never showed me and I always hung out with the boys while I was growing up lol)

And as far as the OP goes, use what makes you feel good
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Old 03-20-2008, 08:54 AM
 
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You can do either, but I think it looks neater if you put it between your lower lashes and your eye. You may risk getting a dot in your eye every once in a while, but I think it just looks dark and messy otherwise. I also use a little in the corner of my eyes and on my top lashes in the same spot..
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Old 03-20-2008, 09:05 AM
 
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Sorry, but with the blonde hair I think that black may be too harsh on you. I have very dark hair, very fair skin (I glow like a ghost) and green eyes and I recently tried some black eyeliner both in liquid and pencil after using anthracite for years. The black I can just barely get away with for evening but never for day.
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Old 03-21-2008, 04:03 AM
 
Location: Az.
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I have somewhat fair skin with pink tones, I have dirty blonde hair (but plan on going lighter).. I am stuck on black eyeliner. I tired switching to dark brown and it just didnt look right. I switched simply because I read in a magazine that black can look too harsh for someone like me..Is black totally wrong for me??..FYI to sum up: pinkish somewhat fair skin, blonde hair, green eyes..
I think so. You do need to stay with the brown. Try to find a honey shade of brown or something.

But eyeliner is so overrated anyway. You shouldn't really need eyeliner unless you are going out in the evening. That's the only time it looks good. I don't even wear eyeliner during the day (just mascara and a little neutral color eyeshadow for the day time). So, save the eyeliner for your evening out to town.
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Old 03-21-2008, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Default eyeliner...

I use black on the lower inside eyelid and a color that compliments whatever eyeshadow color I happen to wear that day. I suggest Smashbox's Proof Cream Eyeliner Palette with Brush 20. It's $39.00 at QVC but not bad considering it's got 10 colors and a professional brush. They're cream eyeliners that don't smudge and you don't have to pull at your eyes to apply it. The palette lasts a long time.
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Old 03-21-2008, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Land of Thought and Flow
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I have pale-tan skin depending upon if I stay outside for a while... and I absolutely love my black eyeliners. And when I do use them, I go between my lower lashes and eye. Because I'm half-blind, I learned the feel of it and can apply eyeliner without a mirror.

Another interesting thing I noticed - black eyeliner looks better on people with glasses. It bring the accent back to their eyes that the glasses take away.
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Old 03-21-2008, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Santa Barbara
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I have somewhat fair skin with pink tones, I have dirty blonde hair (but plan on going lighter).. I am stuck on black eyeliner. I tired switching to dark brown and it just didnt look right. I switched simply because I read in a magazine that black can look too harsh for someone like me..Is black totally wrong for me??..FYI to sum up: pinkish somewhat fair skin, blonde hair, green eyes..
With green eyes you can always use plum. I have green eyes and it looks nice. Not purple, but plum.

J
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Old 03-21-2008, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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You can use a black/brown---not as light as a brown, but not as harsh as black! And smudge it--a bold line looks harsh in itself! I have very pale lashes (and eyebrows!) so if I don't wear eyeliner, my lashes disappear--even with mascara! I just bought a pretty eggplant color that I'm loving! It doesn't really "read" purple or violet, but it's great for daytime! And, it helps bring out the blue in my eyes! I work the eyeliner into the lash line--it makes lashes look longer. I only go under the lashes for nighttime wear--when I want something REALLY dramatic!
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Old 03-22-2008, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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Yes I would think black would be too harsh for anything except night. I'm a recovering eyeliner addict and I've had problems even though my hair is dark. I also have green eyes and have been in to a softer brown eyeliner, smoky charcoal, plum or navy blue. Rimmel makes OK cheap eyeliner, they sell all these colors. You might even start picking up either eye quads with the right darker color to line your eyes and use that instead. I only use pencil on my top lid now.
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