Summer is going to be here before we know it! Time stock up on essentials now so when beach/cottage weather arrives, we are well prepped. Continue reading SUMMER BEAUTY ESSENTIALS
Flicked liner is an acquired skill that you’ll only improve at with time and practice. And even for the pros, a few (of like twenty…) Bioderma-soaked Q-tips are a necessity to keep on hand for every application. I’ve streamlined my method into three easy steps, hopefully offering any rookies or even regular wearers some helpful advice for this intimidating endeavour.
With your pen, draw an approximately 1.5 cm line in continuation with your bottom lash line, moving outwards, aiming for the very, very point of the ideal end of your brow. Keep the line as thin as possible, cleaning up with your handy-dandy Q-tips if necessary.
Line your upper lash line as per usual, going as far into the corners as is most flattering for your face (I typically like to go right into my inner corner. Keep this line thin as well, hugging very closely to the lash line. Smooth out any bumps with your Q-tips.
Using the very tip of your liner pen, make a smooth line connecting from a quarters way out from your lash line to about halfway through your flick. Fill in any spaces inside the triangle you’ve just created.
Use the Q-tip to sharpen the final line.
Here’s what the super cute fashion queens use to get their signature look: porcelain skin, a bold cat eye and a bright lip.
When I was younger, I used to love colourful eyeshadow, and would impulsively buy it and rarely use it. Luckily for me, I still had teal and purple shadows lying around for this challenge.
This tutorial can create either a dreamy, colourful look, or more of an edgier look. It can be used with any colour combination really, I just happened to have these colours already. I think it would look really great with blue/green or purple/blue combos as well.
You want to start with a perfect base, so as not to distract from the eyeshadow. I perfected my complexion with Diorshow’s Airflash Foundation.
With a stiff, flat brush, apply MAC eyeshadow in Satellite Dreams to your eyelid. You don’t need to cover the whole thing, just be sure to concentrate the colour along the upper lash line. Then starting from the inner corner, apply a MAC’s Steamy along the lower lash line. When you reach the edge of the eye, create a diagonal line with the eyeshadow to form a cat-eye. Connect the eyeshadow to where the purple shade on your eyelid ends. Blend the edges of the cat-eye with a cotton swab to soften the line.
You can stop here if you want a dreamier look, apply mascara and you’re done.
If you want to kick it up a notch, grab some black eyeliner and trace along your tight-line and water-line, including the tear duct. Finish it off with some mascara.
You can to keep your lips and cheeks fairly muted with such bright colours going on. I applied only a touch of Nars’ Orgasm to my cheeks, and the subdued Rouge Coco lipstick in Mademoiselle.