This isn’t a one-size-fits-all situation.
Everybody loves a classic eyeliner look, but applying it flawlessly is an entirely different story.
Without giving up half of your precious makeup collection, get inspired by some of these eyeliner hacks to make a cat-eye so much easier than it seems.
Did you know that painting brushes are actually really good to use for applying gel eyeliner? From Essie Button to Chloe Morello, the best in the business swear by this handy tip to create a flawless flick at a fraction of the price.
If you have made a few mistakes when applying your eyeliner, use a cotton tip dipped in micellar water to remove any messy lines. There are also a number of angled cotton tips which are perfect if you’re on-the-go, and require a quick touch-up!
Next time you’re attempting a cat-eye, use some tape as a guide on where to draw the flick. Apply it stemming out of the lower water-line, and simply remove it when you’re done! It leaves you with a perfect flick every single time.
Pencil then liquid
If you suffer from chronic shaky hands (especially when doing your makeup), use a black eyeliner pencil as a guide before applying liquid. It creates a base for your entire eye makeup look, and creates the illusion of an easy smokey eye.
The only way to use a felt-tip liner is by pairing it with a mirror. Position the small mirror just under your nose, then follow the line stemming out from your eyes.
This might seem a little difficult at first, but trust us, it’s the only way to make felt-tip liners work!
Gel eyeliner is one of the best ways to make your makeup last the distance (especially in warm, humid weather), but sometimes the formula can dry out. You can two easy options here: put it in the fridge for 10 minutes, or into the microwave for 2.
How did we not know that there are specialised stencils for applying eyeliner? This super-simple hack sticks easily onto your lid, so you can colour in the the middle!
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Makeup artist extraordinaire Tobi Henney shows us how to recreate a natural look with a glowing complexion and the perfect winged eye look. She uses OFRA Cosmetic Laboratories professional range of makeup and skincare.
Start by massaging Oil Free Moisturizer onto the face. Apply the Silicon Based Primer to the entire face. This will ensure that your foundation looks dewy and lasts longer.
Starting from the centre of you face, buff the Silk Peptide Foundation into your skin making sure that it is blended. Use the Concealer Wheel to hide darkness under the eyes and any problem areas. The beauty of this product is that it also has green, yellow and purple options to help cover up redness and puffiness. Use loose powder on the T-Zone to eliminate shine down the centre of the face.
Apply the Diamonds Are Forever eye shadow in a shade which suits your eye colour to the entire lid. Use a matte brow eye shadow to swoop across the crease line of your eye and blend the edges.
Use the Fixline Gel Eyeliner to enhance the upper lash line and apply from the inner to outer eye. Draw the liner back to the centre of the eyelid and ensure that you keep the line thin on the inner eye section. Curl the lashes and coat the lashes with mascara to add definition.
Apply blush to the apples of the cheek and contour and highlight using the powder palette. Brush on a bright red lip to finish the look.
Complete your look by applying RCK (Red Carpet Kolour) to your body. This product is a body glow and after 5 minutes it will set and won’t rub off on your clothes.