MOTD: How to Wear Graphic Eyeliner

It’s time to try out graphic eyeliner. You’ll find that it’s a statement look and an easy way to upgrade the classic winged liner look. Here’s how:

Graphic eyeliner is all about experimentation. There are various styles to choose from, from a double-lined wing to a real cat-eye look that extends on both sides of the eye. Try the look by creating different shapes on or around the eyelid. Black looks bold, although bright colours work really well too.

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My interpretation of the look was to stick with the classic wing and add another line of colour above it. Its a minimal way to incorporate the trend into your makeup routine, without too much difficulty or shock value.

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To create the look, I used a gel eyeliner to create the wing and used a pencil eyeliner in a green shade to create the line above it. I choose the dark green shade to complement my eyes, but blue is a great colour to try as one of the S/S16 beauty trends (thanks to the likes of Missoni, Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Phillip Lim and Diane von Furstenberg). I kept the rest of the makeup simple, with a nude matte shade on my lips.

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Tips and tricks:

  • Have a style and shape in mind before you begin
  • Take your time! Also remember, liquid liner can sense fear
  • Precision is key. Smudging is likely and can be difficult to recover from
  • Most importantly: Symmetry is key! This will be the most difficult to achieve, but it is a crucial part of the look

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Photos by Yusrah

Products used: Blacktrack and Undercurrent by Mac Cosmetics

For more on Makeup: MOTD: Classic Winter Look , Factorie’s Make Up Make Out or Contact Me

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