If there was one look which you could attribute to Indian girls throughout the ages, it would be this.
Thick eyeliner and lashings of mascara.
If you ever get that chance to look through any old photo albums belonging to Indian people, there will always be a photograph of someone sporting this look, regardless of when the photograph was actually taken. I know it's true for my family..I have the bouffant haired photographs to prove it.
I'm not sure why this look is so popular, it could be because kohl is used in the eyes of infants' in India to ward away evil spirits or because it was a favoured look of Bollywood heroines back in the day.
Anyway, it's just really popular.
It was worn in the 70's, it was worn in the 80's, it was worn in 90's, it was worn in the 00's and is still being worn now as we we enter the 10's.
I have never worn it myself because I always felt that my liner skills were crap and that my eyes were too small.
After my recent success with my Stila smudgepot, I decided that it was time for me to get a piece of the action.
I am impressed with this for many reasons.
Firstly, I got the flick in the right place. Achieving this has been no easy task in itself. I used to draw the line across the lid first and then add the flick but this video tells you how to do it properly. I don't often say that videos are great because I don't copy them that often. I totally copied the steps in this one and it DOES work.
Secondly, there is no gap between my lashes and the liner. The same video as above taught me that you really need to work the product in there as having even a tiny gap will be noticeable.
Thirdly, I managed to end the liner on the inner corner with a little flick. I didn't follow any directions for this, it just kind of happened.
Lastly, I managed it without resting my arm on something solid, wahey!
I could tidy the tail up a little bit but I'm glad I've finally got the flick in the right place. I never realised how matte the Bobbi Brown liner comes up but it's brilliant for daytime wear, they do versions which are more shimmery, too. I wanted to use this pencil but couldn't find it so was stuck using the craptastic BadGal.