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“Now I am old-fashioned. A woman, I consider, should be womanly. I have no patience with the modern neurotic girl who jazzes from morning to night, smokes like a chimney, and uses language which would make a billingsgate fishwoman blush!”
– The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald ❤
A part of being a Make-up Artist means investing in the right cosmetic brands that’ll aid your creativity with the provision of ease. Every doll looks for that ‘one’ eye-liner to help them with that perfect flick and seamless finish. Effortless, yet a quick fix to look great – just like a little black dress, but on your eyes…
Make-up Artist or not, us dolls who wear make-up, our basic cosmetic staple IS an eye-liner. This is the basic tool which empowers women to look effortlessly great !
I am (I am sure you are too…) always on the look out for great eye-liners, esp to help me with bridal make-up. I love the whole intensified black seamless finished look eye-liners create when worn on top of eye shadows. Asian bridals in particular have a common traditional signature style; that is a bold, smokey framed look!
Popped into Selfridges to purchase the Alexa Chung Eye Do eyeliner £15. Whilst doing a tester, I was quite impressed by the swatch (yo…first impressions count). The intense black swatch grabbed my attention instantly and I had to ultimately own one.
The colour pay off is intense and as the description goes (on their website), it does provide a carbon black stroke. What more is that it is waterproof!
You have room for creativity and flexibility with this pen-eyeliner mainly because the aesthetics of the nib allows you to either create the perfect cat-eye flick or subtle eye-liner to accentuate the eye OR those dramatic cat-eye look for the night out.
However, with the good and brilliant, there’s also a drawback. Funny, because previously I mentioned how the “aesthetics of the nib” is brilliant, but it is also its own drawback. The nib is not designed to be a bristle, but a felt-tip nib. Bristles is what provides you flexibility. Flexibility of creating thick/thin liners and control. As the nib is felt-tip, you have to control your eye-liner carefully ensuring the tip is used to create your liner and not the sides of the nib. If I make no sense ( I don’t blame you) see for yourself and test it before splurging that £15.
Now… could not resist the ‘freedom’ this eye-liner provides so took the liberty to create this dramatic cat eye-liner look. I have outlined my eyes with Eye Do Eyeliner then filled in the lid. I wanted a bit of shimmer so dusted a little shimmer on top for the evening look.
Honestly, I did not have to use concealer at all to ‘fake’ the sharp edges/crease lines as it was all done by precise application of the nib which glided on smooth. Remember – to use point of nib only.
Hope you liked this dramatic look and if you own any of the Eyeko range, please comment and leave your feedback below as I would love to hear from you.
For my (first ever!) photoshoot I wanted to learn how flexible I can get with my artist skills. We all want that one shoot where we try and put our skills to a test and this is what I’ve come up with.
The whole cat eye look seemed to be in and one artist or another always have their own respective ways of recreating this feline look.
I wanted to incorporate all bold natural features which for me was the statement arched eyebrows to intricate leopard eyes and daring ombré lips.
The darker colours -blacks/plum purples were used as a contour with a light yellow to orange highlight.
I enjoyed letting myself go (slightly… But could potentially do more damage) and being in touch with my inner creative part which I haven’t met in a very long time.
I hope you like this look just as much as I enjoyed creating it.
- Eyebrows: Filling in the eyebrow with Urban Decay’s ‘Black Dog’ then creating a crisp outline using Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner.
- Face: Mac Cosmetics Studio Fix foundation. Highlight the face with Sleek Sunset palette (yellow and orange) and contouring with Coastal scents 88 eye shadow palette with the matte purple shade.
- Eye shadows (on lid): Sleek Cosmetics Sunset Palette with Urban Decay’s Perversion pencil to waterline with Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner to create the leopard eyes! To add texture (which unfortunately you cannot appreciate from this photo) I applied Collection 2000 Funk gold glitter on top of the leopard prints – it was fab in reality!
- Lips: This was a tough one, to create a sharp crisp line. Mac cosmetics smoulder pencil eyeliner to line lips going over with Inglot AMC Gel eyeliner to intensify the black even more. The purple as mentioned from above is the costal scents matte purple shade to create dimension. Ben Nye Total Cover-All wheel was used to conceal and sharpen the lips.