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Liquid Liner Lowdown

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Liquid Liner Lowdown

Stars such as Lady Gaga love defying the odds and letting their individuality come forth in their hair and makeup applications. In her Judas music video (2011), she used double-lined liquid eyeliner to create an Eastern, ornamental look. Sarah Jessica Parker incorporated a similar style in Sex and the City 2 (set in Abu Dhabi) with the cat-eye smokey effect. In just a few step-by-step instructions, follow along with us to see how you can get an equally dramatic look that’s sure to get your eye candy locked in your gaze.

Materials Needed:

Angled brush, foundation, concealer, eye shadow brush, light eye pigment/paint (optional), light eye shadow, white eye pencil, dark eye shadow, thin brush, blending brush, mascara, false lashes (optional).

Directions:

Place a light layer of foundation on the eyelid, in order to create a base for the powder to set. Using a medium brush, apply a light power onto the lid. Allow for everything to set.

Next, apply your white eye pencil to the inner rim of the eye. This needs to be non-waterproof to ensure an intense colour. Extend the white line straight out past the outer corner of the eye and create a triangle towards the inner corner.

Using a stiff, angled brush, apply your liquid liner from the inner lash line towards (and even past) the edge of your socket. Eyeliner looks its best when the line thickens towards the edge, but see desired photos for inspiration.

Allow for your liner to dry before applying your darker shadow. Use a softer brush, and apply desired amount in the crease of your eye towards the brow. For the cat-eye look, clean up any smudging with some makeup remover on a cotton pad.

This is optional, but if you choose to apply lashes to the bottom lashes, use a clear glue. Then apply mascara. Place the set of lashes along the lines you have created under/over the eye, and glue them to the line you have already created with the eyeliner.

Clean up any fall out from the eye shadow with concealer and continue on with your regular foundation routine and finish by applying a top coat of mascara.

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Eyes Like Lucy Lui

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Eyes Like Lucy Lui

Take a note from the always gorgeous, fresh-faced Lucy Liu and amp up your beauty repertoire with this easy-to-follow Lui-inspired makeup tutorial. With her knockout style and dazzling eyes, Lui is the ultimate muse for any beauty buff or fashion fanatic. If you’re looking to snag Lucy Lui’s enviable look, here are a few tips on how to emulate Lui’s famous peepers and make them work for you. Remember, Lui is the inspiration, but your makeup regime should highlight your own one-of-kind features, so be creative, play and figure out what suits you.

Materials Needed:

Lashes (individual or strip lashes)

Lash glue

Eye shadow

Eye Liner (waterproof optional) black, white or silver

Makeup Brushes

Eye shadow Primer

Eye Lash Curler

Mascara

1. Start with a fresh, moisturized face and apply concealer and foundation working from the T-zone outwards.

2. Before dipping into the eye shadow, apply loose powder directly under the eyes onto the cheekbones using a sponge. This I called a powder guard; it will help keep your base pristine while you apply shadow to your lids.

3. Apply eye shadow to your brows, using a flat-angle brush, until you achieve your desired shape. Be sure to select a shadow that matches your natural brow color; however, if you have very fair brows select a shadow that is a shade darker. Fill in brows until the desired shape is achieve.

4. Prep the eyes with eye shadow primer and powder as well.

5. Using a small brush, apply a metallic apricot color just above the eyelid fold.

6. Now, with a wider brush, apply a soft peachy copper shadow and blend above the lid in a circular motion.

7. Next, load the brush with a deep purple color. Keep the shape rounded and blend up to the eye fold.

8. Apply the same deep purple eye shadow color to the lower lash line; two-thirds of the way along the lower lid. Note you do not have to blend the edges as much; this will give you a wide-eyed look you’ll love. Tip It is important to enhance the middle of the eyes, to open them up and make them appear wider.

9. Apply black eyeliner to the waterline of the eye, extending it slightly from the lash line. As with any application to the inner rim, you will need to reapply throughout the day or evening.

10. Using a fine brush, apply silver eyeliner or white eyeliner to the inner eye, stopping one-third of the way along.

11. Clear up any shadow fallout by brushing away your powder guard with a large powder brush.

12. Apply short individual lashes or lash strips along the lash bed of your upper lids, wait for the glue to dry, then apply two coats of jet-black mascara to both the top and bottom lashes. If you’re feeling confident you can either apply individual lashes to the bottom lash line, or use lash strips.

13. Choose a blush color that looks natural to your skin complexion is recommended. Apply in a sweeping motion, blending from the hairline to the apples of the cheeks.

14. Prep your kisser with a lip conditioner and wait 10 minutes before applying your chosen pigment. Because the eyes are dramatic opt for a neutral lip color to complete your look.