HOW TO: ACHIEVE GRAPHIC LINER WITH MAYBELLINE EYELINERSGraphic eyeliner is one of this year’s must-have trends. Graphic eyeliner is a more fun, creative and edgy way to make a statement with your makeup than a simple winged eyeliner look is. This bold beauty look may seem complicated to recreate at home, but with a steady hand and a few tricks of the trade, you will be lining in style in no time!
What is Graphic Liner?
The graphic liner trend has us swapping our tried and tested eyeliner techniques for something a little more eye catching. This trend is all about creativity and fun — looking at geometric shapes, patterns and colours to elevate the look.
GRAPHIC EYELINER APPLICATION TIPS
1. READY: Before getting started on any eyeliner look — graphic or otherwise! — it’s always essential to start with a clean, primed base. This allows for smooth makeup application, while ensuring your hard-earned graphic look stays in place all day (and night).
2. SET: Next, move in with your eyeshadow of choice. It’s best to work with simple, neutral colours so that your graphic liner can be the star of the show. We would recommend trying our Nudes of New York Eyeshadow Palette to help achieve this.
3. LINE: With your liner in hand, it’s time to create! Be sure to approach it with a patient, steady hand — and have a q-tip or makeup wipe at the ready for any touch ups.
NOW, GET THE LOOKS
Here are some popular graphic eyeliner looks your may want to try for your next event, party, or Zoom Call.
/LOOK 1/ A FLOATING CREASEA floating or negative space cut crease is a simple, yet effective way to create a showstopping makeup look. Best approached with a liquid eyeliner like the Hypereasy Brush Tip Liquid Liner, the look is created by lining both the lash line and your eyelid’s crease from centre to edge, finishing with a chic wing.
Apply gently in short, light strokes to establish the shape, then go back in to bolden your line and smooth any imperfections.
/LOOK 2/ DOTS & LINES
Who said eyeliner had to be made up of just one line? Let your creativity shine by adding dots, strokes and multiple lines. A super smooth, creamy pencil like the Hypereasy No Slip Eyeliner Pencil will give you ultimate control and precision for this detailed look.
For best results, be sure to hold your eyelid tight and still while applying.
/LOOK 3/ A DRAMATIC CAT EYE
So, you’ve got your standard cat eye down pat. Now it’s time to level up!
Try a solid cat eye look that connects the flick to your inner eye with a line all the way along the crease. You can then fill in the negative space with solid eyeliner for a dramatic look, or a softer, smudged liner like the Tattoo Studio Smokey Gel Pencil for something more sultry.
For something a little more simple and easy to master, try a double-sided cat eye. The double cat eye extends your look to the lower lash line, adding a secondary line from the bridge of your nose up toward the inner corner of your eye, finishing halfway along to create a graphic, calligraphy-inspired effect.
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