While the classic black liner will never go out of style, sometimes you just want a little something extra that pops and makes you stand out. For days when you feel a little playful, take your cue from some of the trending beauty looks of the season. We’ve pulled together three simple and easy liner tricks you can do in less than one minute – only steady hands required!
The dot eyeliner look is going through a revival of sorts from the runway down to the red carpet. A tiny dot under the iris helps to open up the eyes, so the illusion makes your lashes look longer and fuller. This is a minimalistic trend, so keep the rest of your makeup simple with fresh face and natural brows ala Chiara Ferragni, who sparkles with that under-eye twinkle.
Forget black liner and go for a striking colour to show off those peepers. Or you can combine two different colours to create a nice contrast. Line the upper lash line with your favourite black eyeliner, then use a coloured liner on the corners for a simple graphic look. Blue – electric or jewel-tone – is au courant if you’re game on levelling it up!
For a look that shows off some creativity, try lining the upper or lower lashes with multiple dots towards the outer corner of the eyes. The effect is oh-so-pretty! While regular felt tip works best for this look, you can also use a dotting tool for nails dipped in ink liner or even liquid lipstick for the dots. Be sure to stay away from the waterlines to avoid smudges and looking theatrical instead.
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