The easiest way to give your make-up a subtle uplift this season is with a sweep of black eyeliner.
We’re not talking about the dramatic cat flick, or the heavy liner favoured by those who worship the ’60s screen goddesses, but rather a simple and clean line adding definition to your eyes.
The simple technique helps to sharpen your eye make-up, without overshadowing it or detracting from the rest of your look.
This was a hot trend on the fall and winter catwalks, with models wearing a slick of black eyeliner painted on in a skinny line along the lashes.
Alexander Wang kept the faces of his models fresh at New York Fashion Week, with barely-there make-up and natural brows. But the precise black line above the lashes meant that the eyes became the focal point of the faces, without wearing heavy make-up.
Opt for eyeliner that has a precision brush, enabling you to draw a neat and defined line whilst also keeping it tight to the lash line.
Victoria Beckham also followed the thin black line rule for her NYFW runway show, as did Christopher Kane when his designs walked the catwalk during London Fashion Week.
The key to getting this look just right, is to keep the rest of your make-up minimal, so your eyes pop and make the look come together.
The almost invisible definition adds a toned-down feel to winter make-up.
You can find a suitable liquid liner whatever your budget is. L’Oréal Paris’ Superliner has a sponge-tipped pen, which means even the shakiest of hands are put to ease with this precision product. It’s also smudge proof making it a great buy for both day and night-time looks.
Revlon’s Colorstay Liquid Eye Pen has a more felt tip feel to it, making it a mess-free choice for those who are still building their liner confidence.
If you’re splashing out, or treating someone else, then you can never go wrong with a piece of Bobbi Brown make-up. Their gel liner comes in a pot, and needs to be applied with a brush. This isn’t one for beginners, and requires a lot of practice. But steady hands can make this work beautifully and effectively.
Take your time applying your line; there’s no rush. This isn’t a make-up trend to attempt to recreate on your train ride into work. Team with dewy skin and a nude lip for ladylike glamour.
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