Changing your makeup can be necessary when you’re getting tired or feeling drab, the most dramatic and fun way to go is the eye makeup switch-up. When I look back at old photos and see how different I look, it’s usually do to my wise (or not so wise) liquid eyeliner choices. Here some ways to change up your liquid liner routine:
This is the most classic of the liquid styles. Start by drawing thinly from around the middle of the eyelid and continue drawing thicker until you reach the end of the eye – winging out for the perfect cat eye style. A helpful hint: Draw the wing while your eye is open so you will be likelier to make each eye match.
This style is similar to the cat eye, follow the same steps except keep it the small thinness all the way through for a subtle (but noticeable) look.
As seen on the Moschino Fall 2011 runways, think Taylor Momsen on Gossip Girl before she took a turn for the (style) worst. Go all out and apply really thickly – use black eyeshadow to reduce the harshness if you want.
A cat eye with a twist. Paint it on thick with your original cat eye and then add a second line in the crease. If you are feeling adventurous, add some underneath your bottom lashes, too.
For another alternative to the cat eye, really commit to the wing portion. Start near the end and create a small wing for that extra elongation your eye might need. The style shown above at Lanvin and Badgley Mischka are extreme versions, but you get the idea.
Don’t want to line your entire eyelid? Try a ‘floater’. Go minimal and subtle like the models at Erdem Fall 2012, or a little more graphic like Mizz Carpio here on the right.
LINERS TO TRY
1. MAC $18.50
2. Smashbox $22