Monday, October 5, 2015

Get your eyeliner game on!

[As published on HERE]

No woman can live without eyeliner. It’s one of the best makeup inventions – ever. And at Emmagem, we love us some eyeliner, no matter what type. Here are four looks to try!

Everyday eyeliner
Inspired by: Taylor Swift
taylor swift make up looks red lips
As one of the richest people under 30, Taylor Swift has everything in her life going for her: a hot Scottish bf, two totally-adorable cats and more awards than anyone could count properly. But she’s also known for her makeup, which is always on fleek, if we may say so. Her eyeliner (and not forgetting her trademark red lipstick) is always in place. She’s just flawless.
Get the look:
  1. This look is best recreated with a liquid eyeliner for extreme precision.
  2. Hold the eyelid taut by pulling the outer corner of your eye upwards.
  3. Carefully trace the eyelid, going as close as possible to the skin, and make sure that there are no gaps in between.
  4. Repeat and adjust until both sides are dark enough. It doesn’t matter if one side is higher than the other when your eyes are closed; as long as they look even when your eyes are open.
  5. Finish with mascara on top lashes only.

Try: Clinique Pretty Easy Liquid Eyelining Pen, RM85
Pretty Easy Liquid Eyelining Pen No Cap

Exaggerated winged liner
Inspired by: CL from 2NE1
Chaelin, or better known as CL, has typical Asian eyes: sepet and single-lidded. But that also means she pulls off a dramatic cat-eye look without looking too OTT. She’s living proof that girls with monolids can wear eyeliner without it disappearing into your lids. You just have to pile it on like nobody’s business!
Get the look:
  1. Get eyeliner is your best bet because it gives you both the precision and the intensity you need. Liquid eyeliner is cool and all, but when you’re using so much product, it’s not that $-friendly in the long run.
  2. Using an angled brush, create a thick line from the inner corners of the eyes, but stop when you reach the last quarter. Leave that unlined.
  3. From the bottom lashline, extend your eyeliner outwards following the same angle as your natural lashline. This gives a flattering shape to your ‘flick’.
  4. Join the remaining portion of the upper eyeliner to the end of the flick. Now you have an outline, ready to be filled in.
  5. Fill in completely with gel eyeliner, taking care to make sure there isn’t any bare skin showing in between.
  6. Finish with a pair of super-long falsies.

Try: Maybelline Lasting Drama Eye Studio Gel Eyeliner, RM39.90

Coloured eyeliner
Inspired by: Rita Ora
If anything, Rita Ora sure isn’t one to shy away from the limelight. Her sultry voice and strong features add to her sensuous appeal. She commands attention without having to. On the red carpet, she’s like a chameleon – no matter what she does, she just looks amazing. Yes, even while wearing red eyeliner.
Get the look:
  1. Create a nice blank canvas on your eyelids with white eyeliner pencil. Draw it on, and then smudge it with your fingertips.
  2. Trace the upper lashline with coloured eyeliner of your choice. Carefully flick it upwards to prevent the outer corners from looking ‘droopy’.
  3. With a sponge applicator, go over the colour with a matching shade of powder eyeshadow to amp up the intensity.
  4. To give your eyes more definition, line the upper lashline with black eyeliner. This helps to open up your eyes.
  5. Leave the lower lashline bare, save for two coats of mascara.

Try: Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner in Iridescent Red, RM95

Goth-chick eyeliner
Inspired by: Avril Lavigne
Throughout her career, Avril Lavigne has constantly sported varying degrees of the smokey-eyed look. From almost work-friendly simple eyeliner  (though extremely rare) to definitely-seen-better-days racoon eyes, we’ve got to give her props for rocking black eyeliner like nobody else can.
Get the look:

  1. Prep eyes with eyeshadow primer so that your eyeshadow stays on better.
  2. Line eyes liberally with pencil eyeliner (which is easier to smudge). Go way up beyond the crease. It doesn’t have to be neat.
  3. Repeat on the lower lashline. Trace the outer three-quarters of the lower lid as thickly as possible to the point where you feel uncomfortable.
  4. Using your ring finger, smudge the edges of the eyeliner so that there are no harsh lines.
  5. To prevent eyeliner from ‘bleeding’, top it off with powder eyeshadow in the same colour.

Try: NARS Soft Touch Shadow Pencil in Empire, RM90


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