November 8, 2015
The Perfect Cat Eye & Lipstains
Make-up Artist Denise Campbell is back this month giving us her tips and tricks to get us on fleek! This week she shares how to get the perfect cat eye and an alternative to lipgloss and lipstick: Lipstains.
Soft Cat Eye
The cat eyeliner is extremely fashionable right now and flatters most eye shapes. This classic look gives beautifully defined eyes and can be mastered several ways by using Pen Liner, Gel Liner or Liquid Liner. Even for the most experienced ‘Liquid Eyeliner’ can be a messy affair. Gel Liner allows a lot more control but leaves you with that liquid liner look and ‘Pen’ Liner affords stability and ease. Black is my colour of choice as it gives an intense look. But there are many other colours to choose from, so indulge!
When applying Eyeliner a great tip is to – Close your eye and pull the skin taut, as it gives an even surface which is easier to line. To create the ‘Wings’ make a triangle by starting from the outside and work inwards. Practise, practise with all types, styles and angled brushes. Do whatever works for you. To get that more awake look, only add liner to the top lid to draw the attention to the top lid. By applying to the lower lid on tired eyes attention will be pulled to your dark circles.
It is the season for lip stain. Lipsticks, glosses and lip balms it’s been nice but let’s hear it for the stain! Lipstick’s are mainly wax and oil based, whereas Stains are mostly water or gel with added henna to help the stain stay on longer. Be warned though that these can really stain your lips, but on the other hand you don’t have to wear a heavy lipstick, it lasts for hours and is a natural boost to your lip colour. When applying stain try adding a thin layer of lip balm for moisture as they can be drying.
Try Max Factor Lipfinity Lasting Lip Tint, Mac Lip Stain, Smashbox Limitless Lip Stain.
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