4 ways with eyeliner
Eyeliner. Such an insignificant looking product, yet one that wields such incredible power. I mean, which other make-up product resembles a glorified stick, but is still revered and feared by women all over the world? What makes using it seem so scary, and perfecting it such an amazing accomplishment?
Whatever the reason, it's time to face your fears (or try a new trick) and get these four great eyeliner looks down pat...
Eyeliner look #1: classic
If you want an everyday eyeliner look that defines your eyes without being too dramatic, then this classic style is the way to go. A longwearing gel liner will ensure that your eyeliner stays put all day – and well into the night, too if you’re going out straight from work. Keep in mind that longwearing liners set quite quickly, so work slowly and carefully, following your upper lash line as closely as possible, to minimise the chance of mistakes.
Perfect product: Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner
Eyeliner look #2: smudged
This eyeliner style is probably the easiest to achieve – mostly because if you make a mistake you can just smudge it out, blend it with a bit of eyeshadow and it instantly becomes part of your look. To achieve the perfect smudged eyeliner, you’ll need a product that’s easily workable and won’t set in place the second you apply it, so a soft, crayon liner is ideal. If you’ll be lining the inner rim of your lashes (waterline) it’s especially important to use a soft liner to prevent scratching your eyes.
Perfect product: ARTISTRY Automatic Eyeliner Pencil
Eyeliner look #3: winged
Definitely the most coveted (and fear-inducing!) eyeliner look a girl can achieve, the perfect winged eyeliner gives you instant street cred amongst the harshest of beauty critics and imparts an air of elegance all in one hit. Precision is the key to achieving winged eyeliner, so before you begin make sure you’re armed with a sturdy, fine-tipped liner pen that won’t feather or bend while you’re drawing your line.
Perfect product: Maybelline New York Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner
Eyeliner look #4: lash defining
Need to up the oomph in your lashes? Easy – simply use some eyeliner to line the outer corner of your eyes and your lashes will look instantly fuller and more luscious. The trick to pulling off this look is to get your eyeliner in between your lashes (to fill in any gaps and make them look thicker), so a wet liquid liner is your best bet. Opt for something with a tapered brush that you can easily dot in between your lashes – just don’t forget to join the dots afterwards to create a fluid line!
Perfect product: Prestige Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner
Which eyeliner look do you like best? Are you scared of experimenting with liquid eyeliner or are you a bit of a pro?
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