Most days I don’t get to play with anything as bold as a geometric eye design. My clients typically range from hopeful prom queens to excited brides. (And I do love them all!) Once in a blue moon, I get the opportunity to show my artistic side and this spring’s hottest trend is inspiring many women to give a try. Like any professional makeup artist, I do love a challenge; however with a bit of practice (and a few cheats) I feel confident adding this graphic eye design to my portfolio. Keep in mind this is just one way to wear graphic eye design. There are actually many variations of this exciting new style. Ready to give it a go?
Gather these supplies:
Black eyeliner pencil
Liquid eyeliner (black)
Begin by covering the eye with foundation. A smooth background will enhance the bold black eyeliner. I prefer to use a sponge but you could also use your fingers. (Please note that I do not recommend using mineral powder foundation for this tutorial.)
Line your eyes lightly first with the pencil liner. Begin where your lashes begin to appear (in the inner corner) on the upper eye lash line. Draw to the end of the eye, following the curve of your eye. At the tip of the eye, lift the liner up to make a slight wing. Don’t take the eyeliner past your eyebrow. (Do this for both eyes.) If it’s not perfect no worries. The liquid liner will cover any mistakes.
Now let’s line the bottom lash line. It’s important to start below the inner corner, about ¼ inch. By leaving this area open, you get a flattering, wide-eye look. Now line to the end of the eye, raising your line up to the lash line to join up the two lines (the top and bottom) at the wing tip.
Clean up any mistakes with a foundation pen. Allow the foundation to dry for 30 seconds before going to the next step.
Using the pencil liner as a guide, line the eye with the liquid eyeliner. You’ll notice that the liquid liner smooths out the lines and gives this look the graphic definition you want.
Wear this graphic design with your favorite little black dress!