If this past season is anything to go on, a black liner (or perhaps a wardrobe of them) promises seemingly infinite possibilities for transformation. Whether inky pens were used to paint a razor-sharp wing or smudged kohl simulated suggestively slept-in makeup, the runways demonstrated loads of ideas for wielding your favorite black eyeliner. Behold your new favorite ways to make your mark.
1. UNDER LINE
Not for the faint of heart or tired of eye, a crisp slick of black reserved for the lower lash lines provided an unexpected twist on typical top lined lids.
At Isa Arfen, makeup artist Andrew Gallimore traced lower lids with Nars Black Valley Eye Paintfor a modern take on traditional “Kabuki makeup.”
Eyeliner is difficult enough. Personally, I gave up years ago and accepted the facts – I am not a liquid liner kinda girl, I’m a smudgy khol pencil girl, and that’s just fine.
It’s a shame, but no matter how much I try and create the perfect cat flick something always goes wrong. So, you can imagine just how much respect I have for all those beauty bloggers out there who have their flicks on fleek.
I thought i’d seen some impressive liner in my time, I was wrong. The game has just been changed, people. May I present to you spiral liner: your cat eye with an added, multicoloured swirly spiral encasing it…
Beyoncé is a superhuman. So naturally we assume that while us mortals spend 15 minutes trial-and-error-ing cat eyes with lackluster results, she slashes on two 💯 feline flicks in one fell swoop. However, we now know that she has a game-changing hack for us to steal so that we, too, can achieve cat eyes worthy of her glorious, Funny-Face-inspired 2011 "Countdown" video.
Achieving a perfectly straight winged cat eye is hard AF. Especially if you were born with shaky hands like me and it's damn near impossible to keep them steady. But thanks to makeup artist and beauty YouTuber Jenny Gonzalez, bumpy eyeliner just became a thing. This MUA just changed the game with the introduction of a new eyeliner trick that's currently taking over Instagram.
Meet bubble eyeliner:
How to bubble eyeliner! #howto #youtuber #liner #liner #like #bubble @hudabeauty @wakeupandmakeup @auroramakeup @vegas_nay link in bio!!! Full tutorial
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This scalloped liner look is similar to regular eyeliner, but instead of a smooth, straight line, you apply your liquid eyeliner in tiny bubbles. So fun!
@hudabeauty #vegas_nay #festival makeup @vegas_nay #anastasiabeverlyhills @anastasiabeverlyhills
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