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Fake tears, really?

I first read about fake tears as a runway trend, then it blew up as a different version on instagram sometime last year (I’m late, I know!). Instead of just using color to create tears, people were using clear gloss to mimic tears rolling down your face. I did not have a clear lip gloss so I opted for just trying out the colored version. It also didn’t sound too tempting to put some sticky liquid so close to my eyeballs. I’m very paranoid when it comes to what I put near my eyes.

What I used to do this was the Steve Laurant liquid liner in Black, and a couple of shades from the I ❤ MakeUp Death By Chocolate Palette (Love you to death & Tease Me). I used a dark purple paired with silver acting as a highlight. The highlight part didn’t pick up too well on camera, it just looked like solid silver but it was a lot prettier in real life! It shifted really nicely between purple and silver.

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I think it looks good both as just an outline, and filled in. It’s not an every day kind of look though, but I would definitely use something like this for costume make up. I know a lot of people like adding things like this when doing a Goth kind of costume make up. I also remember seeing make up like this when finding ‘alternative’ looks for my Sims 2 & 3 characters.

If I did this again, I think I might have opted for black and silver, or black and gold.. or maybe something blue? I’m not sure. I think I also would have gone over the outlines with liquid eyeliner again to keep it looking kinda cartoon-ish. It could also have been cool to pair this with a cel-shade or pop art look.

Have you ever tried anything like this? Or what do you think of a ‘trend’ like this in general? Something for you? It’s not really for me but I can respect people’s creativity.

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Trying out beauty trends: Ombre Lips

Lise —  September 15, 2017 — 13 Comments

What came first? Ombre lips or Ombre hair?

I have no idea, but both are trends that I really like! There are also tons of color varieties and ways to do it, so there’s not really just one way you’re restricted to doing it. I think the most popular variety would be a dark outline and a lighter center of the lip, or the exact opposite. The dark inside and lighter on the outside look is especially popular in k-beauty.

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My favorite variety is a dark lipstick on the upper lip and on the inside of the bottom lip that fades down into a brighter lipstick. I have tried two varieties here, one with a warm purple and one with a cold toned purple.

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A swift google search showed me articles about ombre lips all the way back to 2011, and for ombre hair it showed back to 2013.. So they weren’t far apart, and I’m sure that if you combined the two you would be like the coolest person ever, right? I’m sure there is possible to have too much of a good thing.

Anyways, the general idea of the ombre lip is to first use the darkest shade to “contour” your lips, then use the lighter one to “highlight” them. You can blend the colors together to make it a faded look, or keep the harsh edges to make the ombre more pronounced. The results will also depend on what kind of lipsticks you’re using, if they’re a liquid matte, a creamy lipstick, a glossy lip, anything like that. I find normal, creamy lipsticks to be the easiest to work with, but I didn’t have any with a high enough contrast so I ended up using a dark purple liquid lip cream and a lighter purple lip gloss together. You can see below how it went when I tried to use my creamy lipsticks, can’t really see much of an ombre.

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I thought it would have worked since one of them was a normal lipstick and the other had a lighter shimmer, but alas, they were too similar in tone for any ombre effect to take place. I guess I have to invest in some darker lipsticks sometime!

Is ombre lips a trend you have tried? Or could it be one that you would want to try? Share your stories (successes and fails) below, I’m eager to hear about it all.

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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