Monday, 26 August 2013

Arabic Eyeliner Tutorial

Line and Define! Do you have a flair for the dramatic cat eye? Yes I do! Today's post gives you a step by step tutorial of how I complete a basic eyeliner routine and turn it up a notch into a dramatic, arabic inspired cat eye.



Get the look:
  1. Start with a clean eyelid and groomed brows. For my brows I use Sleek's Eyebrow kit in Dark. For the eyelids, you can apply your primer and a nude eyeshadow all over the lid.
  2. Using a felt tip eyeliner pen like Revlon Colorstay Liquid eye pen in Black, begin to draw out along the top lashline a small wing. Draw out to where you want your wing to end. 
  3. Begin to make this line thicker moving in to the inner tear duct.
  4. At this point you can add some mascara and this will complete an everyday eyeliner look. My favorite everyday mascara is Maybelline the Rocket Volum' Express in Brownish black.
  5. Continue on if you want more drama by starting to bring the color to the outer portion of the lower lashline, connecting from the outer edge of your top wing.
  6. Line the lower waterline with a soft black kohl pencil. I'm using Sleek Kohl eyeliner pencil in Black. Khol pencils gives you a rich really black and exotic look but feel free to use a regular black eyeliner pencil. Again at this point you can stop here for a exotic everyday eyeliner look.
  7. To get the arabic eyeliner look continue on with bringing the liner out from the inner tear duct to a point just in front of the tear duct and connecting both top and bottom lashline liners. Make sure it end with a sharp point.
  8. For even more drama, add a pair of false lashes to add more volume and length. I'm using Red Cherry #205
  9. Extend the top lashline wing even more to make a truly arabic eyeliner look! Voila!!!



Some tips and tricks I use:

  1. Use a gel eyeliner with a pointed slanted liner brush instead of the liquid eyeliner or pencil liners for super crisp lines. My "Go To" liner is simply L.A. Girl gel liner in Very Black.
  2. Set your liners with a black eyeshadow for long lasting wear. You can even set the waterline khol with a black eyeshadow for those with watery eyes. Apply the shadow onto a small brush and pat on top of the liner.


Dell'amore e Della Bellezza
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