Making Faces

Making Faces: Liquid Lined Eyes

What I Used:

under eyes: Make Up For Ever HD Concealer in 325

eyeliner: The Body Shop Liquid Liner in Black, NARS Eye Pencil in Hollywoodland

eye shadow: MAC Eyeshadow in Pen ‘N Pink, NARS Eyeshadow Duo in Bellissima

eye brows: MAC Eyebrow Pencil in Fling

eye lashes: Lancome Hypnose Drama

cheeks: NARS Blush in Penny Lane

Okay, here is your opportunity to put that Cat Eye to use that  I know you’ve been practicing since I posted my Cat Eye tutorial two weeks ago! In my last post, I demonstrated a smudged eyeliner, so today, as a little “compare and contrast” exercise, you’ll see how a clean, liquid lined eye can totally change the shape of your eye.  I think it pretty incredible how something as simple as eyeliner can completely alter our face.  I urge you to experiment with varying techniques to see how they change your own face.  You’ll probably find one way you think looks best (for me in the winged liner), but don’t get pigeon-holed into only wearing your makeup that way.

I began this look by lining the top lid with liquid liner from The Body Shop.  This is a great liquid liner if you’re a beginner because it’s not waterproof.  That means you can apply it and then shape it easily with a damp Q-Tip.  I made pretty a dramatic, ’60s cat eye here.

Next I applied MAC Pen ‘N Pink (a light matte pink) shadow to the lid from liner to crease.

Then I used the brownish-gray shade from the NARS Bellissima Duo to contour into, and slightly above, the crease of the eye.  You should keep the contour shade around the outer area of the eye, as bringing a dark color toward the inner corners of your eyes can create the illusion that your eyes are closer together.  (I’ll do a post on this phenomenon at a later date.)

Next, I applied the NARS Eye Pencil in Hollywoodland wrapping around inner corners of the eyes.

Then I applied NARS Cream Blush in Penny Lane to the apples of the cheeks with my finger.

Finish the look with mascara.