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Graphic liners have been part of runway make up for a long time, and it has been written about in different style magazines. I found a slideshow over at Instyle titled “trends you should try” and graphic liners was the only topic, so I thought I should give it a go then. It was a bit difficult to pull off, because I don’t have any liquid liners, my eyes can’t handle most of them, so I just had a soft, black liner that I had to try to make sharp lines with. It wasn’t easy, it looks a bit wonky but at least it was fun to try out! I usually just do a classic winged liner when I put on eye liner, so I had to go a bit out of my comfort zone with these.


Double winged liner

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This is basically winged liner, with one extending from the upper lash line and one from the lower lash line. It can be closed off like how I drew it on, or you could leace a blank space in the outer corner. I don’t think this is a look I could pull off, my eyes are wide enough already so it would look weird. It would also look a lot better if you use a liquid liner since it allows for more precision.


Colorblock

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The colorblock liner is basically a wingless, chunky liner done with one or more bright colors. Blue was the brightest I had, and it didn’t match any of the others (dark green and bronze) so I had to use it on its own. You can draw the line on in a square shape, pull it out into a wing, do like a rainbow with liquid liners.. Anything is possible, and it’s only limited by what you have on hand to use to draw on a liner like this.


Negative space

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This liner follows the eye socket, framing the lid. It can be pulled all the way to the inner corner of the eye, or leaving it open, like I chose to do. If I had done it all the way I think it would have smudged a lot more. The idea of negative space is to leave the majority of the lid clean, but you could fill it in with anything you want. I think black and gold would look very pretty.


Lined crease

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This is basically the same as negative space, but a bit higher up. The idea is to really accentuate the crease, making your lids look bigger than they are. I drew mine a bit highter becase the difference wasn’t really noticeable from the other one at first. This also reminds me of the 1960’s cut crease look.


Extended cat eye

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And lastly we have an exaggerated version of a cat eye. I think this one is my favorite out of the bunch, mostly because it made me look so sinister. I’m surprised by how sharp I was able to make the lines look with my pencil, but I don’t think I would be able to recreate this again without using a liquid liner.. The struggle!


 

Would you be comfortable with trying eye liner looks that are a bit out of the ordinary? They all look fun but I’m not sure if they would be suitable for every day wear. Maybe a handful of them could, but it depends on the person, and the occasion!

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Have you ever tried to dye your eyebrows?

I sure haven’t, I’m terrified of ever putting anything harmful near my eyes. However, i saw this trend in many articles (mostly about catwalk trends), done with both liquid lipsticks, colored mascaras and eye shadows and I decided I wanted to try it. I’ve read in many places that you can use a shade that matches your hair to dye your brows to make it look softer and more ‘natural’, but I don’t really think that pink or red brows would ever really look natural.. Well, ginger red brows would look natural!

If I was to follow the same logic, I should have just used a black or dark brown pencil, something I do already so it wouldn’t really be too exciting. However, if you’re going to wear a bright wig, or a wig that differs from your natural color, you should probably try to match it. This is often done with cosplay, where the characters have either blue, pink, red or any other colored hair and it would be “natural” for them to have brows in the same shade.

I looked through a whole bunch of pictures and decided on trying three different colors, with three different application methods.

Red

For this one I used two of the liquid lipsticks I have from Makeup Revolution. One was a bright red, and the other was slightly darker. I wanted it to look like the color had a bit of depth. I used an angled brush to apply the color, following the natural shape of my brows. It was a bit messy and I had to clean up the edges a lot with a smaller brush soaked with oil infused micellar water. The red was the first color I tried, I honestly should have saved it for last because it was so difficult to remove. I think it would look nicer if my hair was still as bright red as it was, now it’s orange-y brown.

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Blue

For the blue I used a eye shadow pencil. The one I had was from L’Oreal and it was in the shade Ocean Blue. One thing I hadn’t noticed was that it contains a bit of shimmer. It didn’t look bad but I wasn’t expecting it. The pencil is very soft so it felt and looked kind of like a pomade. It wasn’t the worst, but it didn’t feel too good after a while. The blue was also difficult to remove because this eye pencil is very pigmented.

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Gold

You wouldn’t have guessed that it was gold, right? My gold obsession lives on and I decided trying to have gold eyebrows would be like the best idea ever. It could maybe have been that if I had a liquid gold product. What I used here was a wet eye shadow brush and golden eyeshadow, the one from the 24k NUDES palette from Maybelline. The color didn’t show up too well on camera but it looked slightly metallic in real life at least. I think this turned out the worst out of the three and I would never try it again..

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All in all, I think colored brows would work if they had a purpose, like completing a cosplay costume or for festivals and whatnot!

Have you tried out colored brows before? Is it a trend you could have worn?

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