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Not All Eyeliner is Black

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How can I steer my teen away from black eyeliner?

Not All Eyeliner is Black

What it is about teenagers and black eyeliner? They love it and wear it in amounts that are not necessarily attractive or appropriate for day. If you find that your teen only wears black eyeliner, offer to take her out for a little makeup shopping spree. Tell her she can get two eyeliner colors as long as they aren't black, charcoal or navy—all of which tend to look too harsh on a young teen's skin, and are way off the mark for a day at school.



6/30/2008 3:10:46 PM
Joanne said:

on my daughters skin, which is a pale tone, she applys only a small amout lining her top and bottom lash line, which look fabulous.She also has a bunch of different colors as well. Though, dark eyeliner only looks good if applyed well.

12/4/2008 2:35:38 PM
chanel said:

I agree with the statement about trying out other eyeliner colors. Colors such as, purple,green and aqua blue can be fun. Brown or a gold would be great for day.

1/9/2009 6:38:57 AM
carrie said:

i actually dont agree.
i think black eyeliner looks very good on any girl, as long as she knows how to use it. my daughter applies it along with a blue and i find that it looks very good. and she has a more fairer tone.

2/17/2009 1:46:26 PM
me said:

im a teen who does the eyliner hting.but i dont like t wear it heavy. and im also scared to use diff collours cuz my skin tone isnt the palest.

3/27/2009 3:26:48 PM
Jazmine said:

I completely don't agree! Black eyeliner defines the eyes more and makes it look more beautiful. Teens just want to look their best! Other colors look completely hideous!

8/14/2009 5:52:24 AM
Ayla said:

Mum ALWAYS complains my eyeliner is too dark (its her black liquid) but the thing is, i only do it all along the bottom of my eye, usually in a thin line unless the eyeliner isnt being cooperative :P i think it depends on what look you want, i mean the gothic/emo/scene fashion may suit. im pale and have blue black hair (dyed) and also wear black eyeliner, its the look i want even though im 13. i think lighter eyeliner suits some but not others. mum also has charcoal and chocolate but i cant wear them as they are pencil and they arent good with sharpening and i do my make up very differently from mum. she doesnt really want me spending money on make up so for now and for me, black is the only available eye liner,and its good in moderation.

2/19/2010 9:03:43 PM
Sexii said:

Im a teenager and I totally agree with this! I where brown eyeliner and it looks amazing with my dark skin tone! Yall should try it!

7/6/2010 11:33:27 PM
lola said:

I agree they wear to much black its to overpowering.

11/20/2010 10:02:40 PM
Mary said:

im 14 and i wear black eyeliner, but only a thin line on my top lashes. i hate having to much eyeliner on. makes me feel cheap. lol

3/14/2011 7:58:27 PM
teen said:

uh... Everyone wears black eyeliner in High School... it's normal and we look fine. It's not like we cake it on.

4/15/2011 8:52:18 AM
kikipoo23 said:

i love black eyeliner. i've tried other color and it just doesnt look right


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