In case you're out of the loop, Stewart has become somewhat infamous in the beauty world for never washing her eye makeup off in order to cultivate a very specific, slept-in, dirty-chic look. As she confirmed in the aforementioned interview, she not only puts eyeliner on before bed to be worn the next day — she applies more the next morning and smudges it out. "I just make sure it’s out from under my eyes and then it looks great," she said. Note: She literally doesn't own eye-makeup remover.
Once learning this, I was extremely doubtful that this would look good on anyone else. So, I tried it, because what's the sense in just wondering? After getting completely ready for bed, I lined my eyes with Jane Cosmetics' Water Resistant Eyeliner in black. I gave it a good rub and then applied a ton of Lorac's Pro Mascara. It looked pretty ridiculous, especially since my face was slathered in night cream. My girlfriend told me I looked like I had just returned from "da club."
The next morning, there was a sort of dirty gray halo around my eyes, making me look much more tired than I was. I cleaned it up with a cotton swab and was careful not to touch my eyes while I washed my face. I then reapplied the black eyeliner all the way around my lids, waterlines included, and smudged it with my finger. There was no trace of my mascara left, so I piled that on, too. I left the rest of my makeup pretty minimal, using foundation just to even out my skin. Oh, and please disregard the fact that I was wearing two jackets and a turtle neck in the photo above. Just trying to stay warm, you know?
The end result? I was worried I'd be mistaken for a raccoon on my walk to the subway. Since it was so cold out, my eyes were really watery — making the liner run even more. Apparently, though, by the time I got to the office, it actually looked good. This look received more compliments than any eyeliner situation I've tried. As a perfectionist, though, the fact that the eye makeup was uneven was hard to deal with. (Symmetry doesn't really have a place in this method.)
In conclusion, I'm going to stick to my more precise liner routine, though if I ever feel too tired to wash my eyes in the future, I'll at least know how to make it look semi-decent the next day.
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