Fresh off the Fall 2008 Couture fashion shows, we are seeing graphic eyeliner everywhere – thick and winged out, on the crease and even under the eye. The look is young, bold and totally now so if you have not mastered the art of lining, you better dig out your eyeliner and start practicing pronto!
Jean Paul Gaultier
This reminds me of a look I did that was inspired by an Accessorize ad with super model Lily Cole. The trick is start out by drawing a line on your crease with a pencil before going over it with a black liquid liner. Keep the rest of your eye bare with just a thin line along your upper lash line and tons of mascara on top and bottom.
Awarded Elle’s “Genius Award”, In Style’s “Best Beauty Buy” and Allure’s “Reader’s Choice Award” in 2008, Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner comes in 16 beautiful colors so you are bound to find one you like.
I have Black Mauve Shimmer Ink from the Fall 2008 Mauve Collection, which is a very pretty dark taupe with micro-shimmer and a great substitute to your regular black and brown.
Boy am I in love with the latest, limited edition Revlon’s Bedroom Eyes Powder Liner ($10)! With this baby, all I need to do is draw a line along my lash line then smudge with a q-tip or MAC #252 brush and I get the perfect smoky eyes. Talk about fast and easy!
There are a total of 6 gorgeous rich colors available and they are all great for the smoky look. I have Fishnet Jet, which is a charcoal black. The color is very pigmented and a little goes a looooong way. The product also goes on really creamy but since it is powder, application can get a little messy and you do get fallouts. I would suggest applying a generous layer of loose powder under your eye to catch any fallouts and tapping the applicator to remove excess before you apply the product. Alternatively, do your foundation and concealer after you use this. Also, this is NOT the product to use to create a fine line – use a liquid eyeliner for that instead. The sponge tip applicator is simply too big for precise application but if you are going for smudgy eyes, this is definitely it.
Sold exclusively in the UK, Barry M Liquid Eyeliner comes in an array of wearable colors to make your eyes pop.
I have Black and Brown, both of which are intensely pigmented and I reach for them almost on a daily basis.
The felt-tip applicator is great for creating a thin to thick line and really helps the color go on easily without tugging the skin. The liner also stays on for hours and never flakes or smudges. Definitely a no-brainer that is great for anyone. I am never going back to my Inoui liner again!
Barry M Liquid Eyeliner is available at Boots and Superdrug in the UK for £4.50 (~$9).
When I saw the new Bourjois Regard Paillete Glitter Pencil (~$11) on display at Boots, I could not resist. The pencil comes in four gorgeous colors – black, baby blue, teal and brown – all packed with silver glitter. I ended up bring home the black one, Noir éblouissant 31, since I just ran out of black eyeliner.
I have covered tightlining briefly before but here is a more detailed entry with step-by-step pictures so you can really see the difference.
Before and After