Makeup Tutorial: Graphic Eyeliner How-To

Prep yourself for 2012 by turning an otherwise ordinary cat eye into a graphic eye, one of the hottest looks around! Three different looks and tutorial after the jump!

Graphic Eyeliner Look #1

Graphic Eyeliner tutorial

In full rage on the Spring 2012 runways, this look consists of three parts:

a) your regular winged out black eyeliner along the upper lashline
b) a white line on the lower waterline
c) a black line along the lower lashline

When working on the lower eye, run a Q-tip on the waterline to soak up excess moisture. Always start with the white before you move onto the black to avoid cleanups.

Graphic Eyeliner Look #2

Graphic eyeliner how-to

All about bringing the line back onto the crease, I first rocked this look back in 2007 doing a dupe on a Lily Cole ad. The key is to first draw on the line with a sharpened pencil then tracing it with a liquid liner.

A beginner to eyeliner? Just stick on some Dior Velvet Eyes Backstage Eyeliners-To-Wear Multi-Wear Adhesive Eyeliner Patches to get the same results!

Graphic Eyeliner Look #3

Finally, the all-out, double-ended dramatic cat eye. To do this, color in the entire eyelid with a black eyeliner. Create an upward flick on the outer corner and drag the line downward by the tear duct. Finish by topping with a black eyeshadow for maximum intensity.  

Tools Of The Trade

Tools to create graphic eyeliner

* Pencil liner in both black and white (Jealousness Waterproof Gel Eyeliner in Black and MAC Eye Kohl in Fascinating)
* Black liquid liner like Kiss Me Heroine Make Smooth Liquid Eyeliner.
* Primer (NARS Pro Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base) for longevity
* An intense black eyeshadow like Blackout from Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette

Are you liking these looks? Which one is your fave?


  1. I’m going to be biased and say Look #3… because I did the same look for my holloween look! LOL
    I also tried to do look #2 on my friend back in November… and failed miserably. (well I was doing fine until I realised she has one double eyelid and one triple o_O)

    Do you have any tips on how to do look #2 on uneven lids? I’d like to try it again but she might never let me do her makeup again if I give her raccoon eyes a second time.