Beauty blogger Cynthia Gwebu shows us how to perfectly pull off the latest bright eyeliner trend.
This hot new trend sees us moving away from the conventional black liner and opting for bold, bright colours instead. Vivid violets and electric blues take centre stage for daytime looks, or bring a bit of rose gold bling for drinks with the gals. Here are a few tips on how to rock them.
ELECTRIC BLUE EYELINER
If you’re a ’90s baby, chances are you had some royal blue action happening in your waterline during your teen years. Suited to almost every complexion, this shade happens to be the go-to when looking to branch out of your comfort zone for the very first time. Amplify this shade by applying copper, shimmery eye shadow to your lids and complete the look with an electric blue cat eye and fierce lashes to match.
TRY: NYX Professional Makeup Studio Liquid Eyeliner in Extreme Blue (R79.95, Clicks).
VERY VIOLET EYELINER
On the flirtier side of things, plums and purples are my favourite for date night looks. Warm summer evenings call for a dewy, nude lid and a smoked-out purple-toned lower lash line, ditching the cat eye and opting for long, spidery lashes instead.
TRY: Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Bold Defining 24HR Liquid Eye Liner in Plum Desire (R265, Edgars) or NYX Professional Makeup Studio Liquid Eyeliner in Plum Purple (R79,95 at Clicks).
ROYAL ROSE GOLD EYELINER
When you’re feeling slightly more daring, pair a golden eye with a rose gold liquid liner on both the top and bottom lash line. You’ll love the razor sharpness of the Urban Decay Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner in Fireball (R300, Foschini), and NYX Professional Makeup Studio Liquid Eyeliner in Extreme Pink (R79,95 at Clicks) is also a fabulous shade. Blue eyes will stand out with this unique shade making heads turn from all corners of the room.
HOW TO APPLY LIQUID LINER
Applying liquid liner can be somewhat challenging. My tip is to break off two pieces of cello tape and stick them at an angle close to the outer corners of your eye. This will allow you to get a little messy when applying but have a perfectly sharp cat eye once the tape is lifted off.
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