I finally got the chance to try the new CoverGirl LiquilineBlast eyeliners in Green Glow and Violet Voltage, $7.99 each (above right). While they’re not as intensely pigmented as say, MAC Fluidline, $15, they are very colorful and easy to work with at half the price. I am especially in love with the Green Glow as it really shows up really well on my fair olive skin and has a pretty, shimmery sheen — great for a day-friendly pop of color. Each pencil also comes with a handy smudger tip, which I was able to watch Celebrity Makeup Artist Molly R. Stern use on “Parks & Recreation” star Rashida Jones (above left), just before the 2010 MTV Movie Awards last Sunday.
Molly did an awesome take on a smokey eye, using a rainbow of CG Smoky ShadowBlast shades like Citrus Flair (lime green/copper) and blending the green liner in at the inner eye corners. She used the Liquiline smudger to sweep the purple liner up at the outer corners for a natural, subtle extension. You can really see how well the colors blended together in the closeup shot.
The hilarious Rashida joked that she was thrilled it didn’t look like a “rainbow threw up on [her] face” (perhaps one of our worst fears when it comes to using color)! In these pics, she’s also wearing the complete CoverGirl Simply Ageless line (one of my personal faves for dry skin), LashBlast Fusion mascara in Black and Brown (the latter is used on bottom for a more natural effect), Outlast Lipstain in Flirty Nude and by ShineBlast Lip Gloss in Smolder. What do think? Pretty, right? I’m totally trying this look next time I need to jazz up a basic black or white outfit.