3 extreme eyeliner experimentsIt’s time to reinvent the winged eye, heave-ho the standard smoky and pooh-pooh the Cleopatra, because eye make-up can be SO much more interesting than that. In anticipation of the weekend, hair and make-up artist, Anni Hall matches my nonsense with her sense:
Look number one (picture above)
Say whaa? Imagine two train-tracks running parallel across your eyes – one along your lashline, then flicking out, and the other running above your crease, following the first and also flicking out.
Anni says: For this cool cat-eye you only need three things: MAC's Fluidline in Blacktrack, a precise eyeliner brush and patience. For the bottom line, simply trace along the lashline. To create that perfect flick, apply the liner with your eyes open. For the top line, apply in one slow, sweeping movement above your crease.
Look number two (picture above)
Say whaa? If Natasha Kahn and MIA were ever to procreate this could be their watered-down liner baby. From a distance, this feathery look will give your lashes more depth. Up close however it just makes me want to regret closing with a predictable Bat For Lashes pun.
Anni says: Go Black Swan chic (not scary) with a few, light flicks. Using a soft charcoal eye pencil, draw on five short lines from the corners of the eye. Blend lightly with a sponge or brush and then apply several swift strokes of liquid eyeliner on top. For full-on flutter, coat lashes two times with mascara. Finally, add a bright pink lip for a fun, popsicle-pout.
Look number three (picture above)
Say whaa? This picture reflects a look which is wise to take down several notches when wearing in public. Best way to recreate this at a more subtle volume would be to make lines less bold, angles less sharp and and colours less strong. And definitely don’t add lashes. I’ll let the expert take it from here…
Anni says: Create a base over the whole lid using your desired colour. With a black eye pencil lightly draw the petal over and under the eye until you get a shape you like (note: trace on, not over, the crease if you like it more subtle). Trace over the pencil with a black gel (such as Bobbi Brown's Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink) then pair it with a nude lip for some serious drama.
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