Finds Of The Week-June 15, 2012
Each Friday, I’m going to bring you the hottest trends from the web and give you my thoughts. From on-trend to on a different planet, this is our spot to discuss what’s hot and what’s not! This week, we’re talking all about eye liner! I’ve pulled 5 images off the web to share my opinion and application techniques.[hr]
[twocol_one][/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last]The smoked out liner technique is super sultry and sexy, giving your eyes a demanding presence! To get this look, use a gel liner to trace a thick line all around your eye. Use a smudge brush to add a bit of a gradient effect. To keep your liner from sliding all over, top it off with a matte black eyeshadow. Make sure you blend it out slightly or else you’ll have a stark black line and look a bit like a raccoon! False lashes will give your eyes extra dimension that they may lose from using such a dark color. Keep the rest of the face minimal. We love how the brows were defined, but kept light and innocent.[/twocol_one_last]
[twocol_one][/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last]I give this woman credit for trying new things, but this look just isn’t flattering. The first thing you’ll notice is how her liner bled and smeared on her eyelashes. This creates the dreaded “spider eyes” effect. Next , you’ll see that the eye liner does not connect to her inner corners. It’s okay to leave some space, but your eye liner should hit where the whites of your eyes start so you don’t look sad or tired. The shape of her brows also pulls her eyes farther apart. Finally, there is quite a noticeable gap between her lashes and liner. Wiggle your liner between your lashes to get them to look more dense. The double-winged liner also doesn’t work here, but I’ll show you how to do it correctly in just a minute!
[twocol_one][/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last]Well hello, gorgeous! All of us here at Red Apple Lipstick LOVE winged liner! It’s the fastest way to reduce the appearance of a larger nose, create the illusion of long lashes and it has a mysterious “come hither” call to it! To create the perfect wing, line your top lashline as usual. Then, line your bottom and follow the natural angle up toward the end of your eyebrows. You definitely want to create a clean, sharp line for this look. The liner that the model has on is a very extreme demonstration of this look, but we get the vibe that this is from a runway show. No eyeshadow needed![/twocol_one_last]
[twocol_one][/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last]We LOVE this look! Go for a very soft, neutral eye or skip eye shadow all together. Apply a bold line to only your top lashline, ending at the outer corner of your eye. Apply a very black mascara to just your top lashes. This look feels a bit undone, but when paired with nude lips, it’s perfectly fresh-faced and opens up the eyes! I love this look for summer since the Texas humidity tends to send liquid products running all over my face! Nicole Richie is beautiful, but this technique makes her eyes seem a bit too small for my taste.[/twocol_one_last]
[twocol_one][/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last]This double-winged liner took off in Asia and has quickly made its way to the US. This is a simple technique that adds a touch of drama without being over the top and obnoxious. When paired with a neutral eye, it comes off flirty and sophisticated. It appears as if the person who created this look used a black eye shadow to liner the eyes which is a great idea since it is so easy to erase if you make a mistake. Keep the lines thin and your brows defined, but soft. [/twocol_one_last][hr]