How to: Graphic Eyes
Pump up the drama
The classic cat-eye is an all-time favourite, but if you want to take it up a notch, you'll love what spring has in store. The new graphic eyeliner is all about drawing outside the lines and taking a risk with your pen. From precise, thin lines that float near the crease and artful arrows that jut out from the eye's corner to thicker, squared-off ‘wings’, anything goes.
However, it does need a tad bit more effort than your regular cat-eye. If you’re up for the challenge, here's how to master this trend.
Always use a primer before going for a graphic look: it will prevent the product from bleeding or smudging.
Experiment with different colours, textures, shapes – you’re only limited by your imagination.
A good gel liner brush is worth investing in if you love graphic liner. You can use it with cream and even powder eye shadows and, it’ll help with sharp, precise application.
Use the straight edge of a paper napkin as a guide when you want to create straight lines. Just place the edge against the lid wherever you want to draw, and use it like you would use a ruler on paper.
Our secret: connect the dots. Just dot the outline of the design you want to create with a fine-tipped liner and when you’ve perfected the shape, fill in. No mess!
To clean up imperfections, use a pointed cotton swab dipped in eye make-up remover.
Hache Spring/Summer 2014
Color Show ‘Peacock Green’, Rs 325, Maybelline New York
Eyeliner Pencil, Rs 2,250, Givenchy
Eyeliner, Rs 1,900, Elizabeth Arden
Quickliner, Rs 1,200, Clinique
Fluidline ‘Phlox Garden’, Rs 1,100, M.A.C
Double Wear Stay-in-Place Gel Eyeliner, Rs 1,600, Estée Lauder
Long Wear Gel Eyeliner, Rs 1,540, Bobbi Brown
Artliner Precision Point Eyeliner in Noir ‘Sapphire’, Rs 1,650, Lancôme
Roksanda Ilincic Spring/Summer 2014
Ralph Rucci Spring/Summer 2014