As a teenager, the only makeup product I owned was a black kohl eyeliner pencil. I often went bare faced to school since even at that age, I preferred late nights to early mornings and couldn’t bring myself to get up a moment earlier than needed to rush out the door. However, on the days I found a few extra minutes, I used that black kohl pencil to create a look that was an inexplicable cross between a chola gang girl with a penchant for finger painting and a gothic rocker suffering from the final throes of insanity. Was it attractive? No. Did I love it? Yes. And being a teenager should be about experimenting because one day, when you look back, it would be incredibly sad to realize that you never took any chances.
These days my eyeliner skills have improved (my aversion to morning has not) and sometimes it’s good to get back to basics. So here is a look done with just a single black kohl pencil on the striking Heather Kemesky.
PRODUCTS // Clarins Crayon Khol Eye Pencil in Intense Black, Clarins Be Long Mascara Intense Black, Lipstick Queen Sinner in Bare Nude, Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate in Intensity Two