Yay or Nay: Heavy Eyeliner

November 20, 2009
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Earlier this week, two of our favorite ladies, Kristen Stewart and Katy Perry, were spotted with some major eyeliner. Personally, I don’t like the look on either of them. The black is too harsh against Kristen’s pale complexion (she should have added a bit more color on her cheeks and lips) and Katy’s look is downright drag-queenish.

So ladies, when is too much too much? Where do you draw the line, literally?

15 Comments

  • Reply Janet C. November 20, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    Yup, not a fan.
    On a side note, Katy Perry really looks like Go Ara in this pic!

    • Reply Mia September 24, 2013 at 5:19 pm

      Omg she totally does!!! I’m glad someone knows who she is; no one in America ever knows a thing about kpop idols/actresses!!

  • Reply Kellie November 20, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    I love heavy eyeliner only on women with dark brown eyes and olive to darker skin. Gwen Stefani is one of my few exceptions. Her eyes are so brown until they appear black, so it doesn’t look crazy. There is too much contrast between the black and their eye colors, making it look harsh.

  • Reply Citrine November 20, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    Actually I am ok with Kristen’s line (I am not that OK with her hair though) but think Katy Perry’s line are too thick I guess it depends on where you draw the line. Sometimes it amuses me when a girl with smallish Asian eyes draw an inch thick line to make their eyes bigger I seriously had to hold my laughter when I see that in person.

  • Reply Jasmine November 21, 2009 at 5:36 am

    I think it looks terrible. The lines are so thick that their eyelids seem receded (you can’t see the crease) and so it looks flat and lacking in dimension. Kristen’s haircut also doesn’t do anything for her face…and Katy’s foundation seems really thick and caked on, adding to the drag queen look.

  • Reply Cattie November 21, 2009 at 8:01 am

    I never do heavy eyeliner.. It makes my eyes appear even smaller than they already are.. Katy and Kristen have beautiful eyes, but now they look too small. Like they’re not awake yet =P

  • Reply Anna November 21, 2009 at 9:52 am

    Nay. It’s just my preference but I think subtle makeup looks so much better!

  • Reply Aretha Wan November 21, 2009 at 11:14 am

    kristen looks beautiful with natural makeup. this def doesnt suit her 🙁

  • Reply Flininia November 21, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    As much as i love katy perry, i totally agree, waaay too heavy for her.

  • Reply amy November 21, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    I actually like Katy Perry’s thick liner but not Kristen Stewart’s because it doesn’t suit her face the way it is drawn. Sometimes, I would do a heavy liner depending what I am doing. Usually I do a heavy liner for smokey eyes or colourful eyes. My eyes are a bit uneven, especially with the crease and I find that I have to draw one a bit heavier than the other anyway to balance out the look. I also tend to go heavier on my liner when I put on false eyelashes because the lashes sometimes hide the line.

  • Reply Pinklye November 22, 2009 at 11:58 am

    I really don’t like heavy eyeliner on both. But I love to do myself heavy eyeliner !!
    Gwen Stefani and Madonna (who always wear a thick liner!) rock with heavy eyeliner.

  • Reply Yasmin December 11, 2009 at 9:39 am

    I actually am a fan of heavy eyeliner as long as it’s done ‘right’. Kristen’s isn’t so bad but Katy’s is barf.

  • Reply Asa December 27, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    NAY in these cases. but i loove kristen stewart

  • Reply a January 21, 2010 at 6:23 am

    I think it’s the falsies that makes Katie’s eyeline look so think. w/o it it might look bold and beautiful.

  • Reply Claire May 9, 2010 at 8:15 am

    Katy looks like she’s been playing with mummy’s make up box

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