Wanna know how to do designer liner? Think Audrey Hepburn and Angelina Jolie. Yes? Watch the video tutorial and follow the instructions below:
Prepare your peepers!
1) Apply concealer to the eyelid to even out any discoloration and then apply a light layer of loose powder over the top. A dusting of powder will help both your eyeshadow and eyeliner adhere smoothly and last longer.
2) Apply your eyeshadow as normal.
Use pencil as a stencil!
1) Before applying liquid liner, draw a guide line with an eye pencil or matte eyeshadow first.
2) When you have a perfect line, trace straight over it with liquid eyeliner.
Why draw a guide line? I prefer to draft a line with pencil or powder first because these formulations are more forgiving when it comes to mistakes than their liquid counterparts. Because they don’t tend to set hard or dry completely, errors can easily be smudged away with a dry Q-Tip (cotton bud). And, once you have created a precise powder or pencil line to follow, you will be less likely to go wrong when it’s time to apply the liquid layer.
Pointers for using a pencil! Always sharpen an eye pencil before use; and prior to application, warm the point on the back of your hand to soften it. If the tip is too sharp, it may drag or damage the delicate skin in the eye area. Ouch!
If you prefer powder over pencil, sketch on some shadow! Take a small amount of matte eyeshadow on an angled eyeliner brush, knock off any excess and then carefully stipple it along the lash line.
Makeup artist tip: Good eyeliner defines and shapes the eye. To achieve a perfect lash line, apply the eyeliner as close to the base of the eyelashes as possible and work it in between them. (more…)