What’s your beauty bag must-have? To many, it’s the eyeliner. Fellow Editorial Assistant Zoé can’t imagine a day without inky liquid eyeliner and the first thing our Editor-in-Chief reaches out for pre-meetings is a dark kohl pencil. But as most can attest, it gets boring. Aside from flicks of perfect winged liner or lightly smudged pencil, there isn’t much you can do to switch up regular old liner … or is there?
We say that all you need to make your eyeliner new again is to add another! Choose an unexpected shade, like a bright marigold or a pastel blue. We’re using our new liner obsession: Stila’s Stay All Day eyeliner in Periwinkle.
The first look is a simple ’60s-inspired peeper, and creates the illusion of double eyelids on monolids!
First, line the lid right up to the crease in the bright felt-tip eyeliner with brush-like strokes. Extend the liner lightly past the lash line, being careful to keep the liner going straight out and not winged upwards – that would be just over the edge of too literal ’60s.
Next, draw a line with a black felt or brush-tip eyeliner right above the blue liner. We used Shu Uemura Liquid Eyeliner. Finally, curl your lashes and top with as much mascara as you want. We used Urban Decay Supercurl mascara.
The next upgrade is inspired by the make-up at Jean Pierre Braganza’s Spring/Summer 2013. Baby blue was painted on eyelids and just below the corners on the eye, then taken past the outer and inner corners in a dramatic swoosh and outlined in navy blue liner.
To get the look, start by applying the periwinkle colour on the top of the lid, then winging it outwards while keeping the thickness of the line. Then extend the colour in the inner corner of the eyes going downwards.
Next, add a little extra colour to the bottom of your eyes, but just at inner corner.
Finally, use a black or dark blue pencil eyeliner to lightly trace the borders of blue on the top and bottom of your eyes. We used Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Zero. Smudge gently with an angled brush to soften the lines. Et voila! Dramatic runway-to-real-way eye make-up.