Last week I shot a beauty portrait story with 5 girls and one of the looks was a navy graphic eye with the lovely model Candice from the UK. Candice has such a beautiful flawless complexion with green eyes that really pop’s with the blue. Its such a simple look but looks so beautiful paired with a fresh face and a nude lip.
In one of my recent shoots with my fav girl Raya Rossi from A Fashion Friend and Fashion Blogger we collaborated and created this super cool shoot. Its all about the lines and the graphic eye which I love. There are so many ways to create a graphic eye and its always so on trend.
If you are bold with your makeup then you may love this or if you are a makeup artist you can appreciate the look and get a little inspired. Have you tried to create a cool graphic eye?
When I create a graphic eye I always use my trusty Mac Fluidline in Blacktrack its by far my favourite gel liner and never let’s me down and I always apply with either my Mac 263 angle brush or my Mac 212 Flat Definer Brush.
Remember if you make a mistake all you need is a cosmetic q tip and some moisturiser to make your lines more precise.
How do you create your graphic eye?
Love love love these liquid liners that are launching this month in SA retailing at R305. Among the shades I got my hands my favourite is the Colbalt Blue shade called Sapphire although I really love the Turquoise and the Jade too.
The trends we have seen for the Spring/Summer trends are bold graphic eyes and pops of colour and lancome has introduced these liners making them right on trend and they are also a great alternative to the traditional black. The liners are a perfect way to freshen up your make up look with a dewy skin finish and a nude lip.
The 24 Hour liner doesn’t streak and is pretty easy to apply, but make sure you prep your lid first either with foundation or a primer to get an even and smooth application. The liner has a wet vinyl finish that lasts, won’t smudge and is waterproof. I like that the liner dries immediately after you apply unlike some liners that smudge on the crease of the eye when you open your eyes.
Here is a pic of the Sapphire shade that I am wearing in the photo’s it has a precision tip foam applicator:
Happy Friday and enjoy your weekend.
Recently I did a shoot up the West Coast and I got to do a modern graphic eye and instead of using black I went with a purple/blue gel liner for the lids which makes it much cooler. To create the eye you need a long wearing gel liner and an angle brush to create your shape. So here is how I created the look and the products I used:
- For the face I prepped the skin with Nars Luminous Moisture Cream to make sure the skin was glowing even before I applied any make up.
- I buffed in Bobbi Brown Stick Foundation using my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush. I love using this foundation as it gives great coverage and lasts much longer on the skin. It was a hot day so I wanted the make up to last.
- On the eyes I used Mac Fluidline in Waveline and with the Mac 263 small angle brush I traced the product from the inner corner of the eye along the crease line then I pulled out and upwards, then from the corner of the outer part of the eye I joined the lines creating a triangle shape. Then I took a flat brush and filled in by patting the product on to the eye. Remember if you make a mistake take a cotton bud and some moisturiser and clean up along the lines to make it neat.
- For the brows I used the Mac Brow Pencil in Lingering and then for the lashes I used the Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes.
- I contoured under the cheek bone, along the jaw line and along the top of the forehead with Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate a cheaper alternative is to use a cream foundation 2 shades darker. I highlighted on top of the cheek bones abd along the bridge of the nose and on the cupids bow using Topshop Highlighter Gleam.
- On the cheeks I lightly dusted Mac Blush in Melba.
- Lastly for the lips I kep it nude using Mac Lustre Lipstick in Archetype. Remember to hydrate your lips first before applying your lipstick I am a big fan of Carmex.
I hope you enjoyed my post. x
The brief for this look was a graphic eye, bold brow and black nails. Here is how I created the look:
When creating such a strong eye look make sure you keep the rest of the face clean so that you are focusing on one area of the face.
Face: I wanted to keep the face dewy and fresh so I moisturised using Estee Lauder Day Wear Cream and then blended in Benefit Oxyen Wow Oh So Flawless Foundation.
Eyes: I used Mac Blacktrack gel liner to create the eye look. I traced the shape with an angled brush from the tear duct along the crease of the eye and then pulled out to create a winged effect. Once I had my shape I filled in the eye with gel liner. The gel sets fast and lasts for hours without creasing. I applied Benefit They’re Real Mascara to the top lashes. For the brows I filled them in with a black shadow as we were going for a really bold brow. Alternatively use a shade 2 X darker than your brows as black is very bold.
Contour and Highlight: I used Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate to highlight and contour and then added Mac loose powder in Silver dusk over the cream highlight. For the cheeks I lightly dusted Mac blush in Peaches.
Lips: I kept the lips nude firstly I applied lip balm and then I applied Mac Satin lipstick in Siss.
Nails: I applied Nails Inc Leather Effect.
Hope you enjoyed the post.