“I wanted to create a unique and unusual feline liner for this eye shape because when you have monolids, the liner can often become hidden when the person opens their eye,” Baker said. She chose to use a liner hack called floating liner, which keeps the winged liner in tact and visible, especially when your eyes are open. To create this look, sweep a liquid liner, like Chanel Liquid Eyeliner Intensity Definition in “Noir-Noir,” in what would be the crease of your eye (to find this, feel where the top of your eyeball is). Another trick for exact placement is to keep the eyes open so you can see exactly how the line will look.
To minimize the look of hooded eyes, it’s all about using the shadow that the upper lid casts to your advantage. To do so, glide a solid, generous swipe of black liner along your lashline and extend it upward over your lid up to your crease. Next, use a shadow brush to softly wing out the edges so they almost touch the edges of your brows. Then, line the inside of your eyes, which helps to add intensity and makes the eyes appear more almond-shaped. Finally, along the lower lashline, Baker used the metallic charcoal end of the liner to add a light-reflective silvery tone at the inner corner of the eye, which adds a subtle sheen and complemented the model’s skin and eye color. Try Tarte Cosmetics Double Duty Beauty The Eye Architect Double Ended Liner and Shadow in “Black/Slate.”
In this case, you want to make the eyes appear larger, so you need to extend and widen the lashline. To create this effect, Baker used a fine liner brush and a pot of black liner. Try Nars Eye Paint in “Black Valley.” It’s all about taking the attention outward instead of inward, Baker said. Next, she used a skin tone-colored eyeliner inside the water line to make her eyes appear larger and brighter. Lastly, she swept a soft line of shadow in a shimmery brown shade along her lower lashline to help extend the look of the lower lashline. Try DiorShow Mono in “Velvet.”
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