The eyes are the window to the soul. At least that’s what been said time and time again. With your eyes you can express seduction, passion, anger, fear, …. Especially fear for having bad eyeliner. But don't you worry. I’ve got your back. I will tell you how to create the most beautiful eyeliner looks with powder, pencil and gel!
"The eyes are the window to the soul!"
Step by step.
Prep your eyes. First apply the eyeshadow look you desire and make sure your eyebrows are done. (If you’re wondering about brows, read our previous post!) The reason it’s important to have your brows done, is that the tail of the brow will be a reference point later on!
Choose your eyeliner according to the preferred look. For a subtle or smudgy line, go for a darker eyeshadow look or dark kohl pencil. If you want a more dramatic or graphic look, it’s better to choose a gel or liquid liner. That way, you can work more precise.
Apply the eyeliner as close to the lashline as possible. Relax your eyelid and look down when applying the eyeliner. That way you’ll make sure that the spaces between the eyelashes are also colored. Always start at the outer corner of the eye and work your way in. Make sure the line is thicker on the outer corner and thinner on the inner corner. Also line the underside of the top lashline. It will give you the pitchblack effect.
If you want to line the lower lashline as well as the top lashline, make sure that both lines connect in the outer corner of the eye.
To finish. Look straight ahead in the mirror because the line must be visible when your eyes are open. Made an error or slipped up? No worries! Take a cue tip, dip it in liquid makeup remover and correct the line!
Perfectly curled eyelashes
A waterproof mascara will give the eyelashes a more pronounced curl than a regular mascara. Also, when you use an eyelashcurler before applying the waterproof mascara, the curl will be more visible for longer. A good help for the eyelashes is the Diorshow Maximizer 3D. It’s an transparant eyelash serum that works as a primer. Apply a thin layer on the lash before putting on the mascara. They will appear fuller. Thanks to it’s amazing formula that contains hyaluronic acid, your lashes will be nourished as well. That’s why I advice to use the Maximizer as a kind off night cream for your lashes.
"Mascara is the magic wand every woman needs!"
Mascara is the magic wand every woman needs. That’s why Max Factor released a new Dark Magic Mascara. With the applicator you’ll create voluminous lashes. M2 Beauté 3 Looks Black Nano Mascara is a mascara with three exchangeable applicators. That way you can choose between a full, long or curled look.
Round eyes: put your focus on the outside of the eyes. Make the line a little longer, on the top and lower lashline, to give you an elongated look. Catrice Glam & Doll Super Black Liner.
Deeper eyes: draw your line as close to the lashline as possible. The thicker the line the better. End the line in a sharp point upwards. It will give you a fresh look.
Slightly downturned eyes: Go for a reversed eyeliner look! I can hear you think: What The Heck? Well, allow me to explain. Draw a line in the middle of your bottom lashline and draw it upwards on the outer corner. Draw a thin line on the toplashline and there you have it: a lifted look! Maybelline Master Precise Curvy Liquid Liner.
Downturned eyes: Go for a sexy sultry look. For example cat eyes! Draw a line on the lower lashline, from the outer corner to the center of the lashline. Afterwards draw a line on the top lashline. Create depth by smudging the lines. Chanel Le Crayon Yeux.
Small eyes: Put the focus on your top lashline and leave the bottom lashline untouched. Make-up Studio Pro Eyeliner Gel Black.
Almond shaped eyes: Good news, for this eyeshape, there are almost no limits. Go crazy.
Let’s be clear on one thing: these are all just guidelines! Makeup is a form of expressing. These tips will enhance the features that are already there, but let your imagination run wild!
Keep on being amazing.
Till next time. xoxo