It’s time to take a peek into February’s beauty soulmates box!
The autumn/winter 2015 shows provided a whole host of earthy hued makeup looks for us to try our hands at – and more importantly, they taught us that it’s time to swap out black eyeliner in favour of some brown, bronze and beige shades. Ergo, make brown liner your beauty soulmate for the rest of winter – and beyond, if you fancy!
So in keeping with the theme, we’ve popped a pretty brown liner in your GLOSSYBOX! Nicka K’s 24H Waterproof Eyeliner allows you to draw the most precise line across your lid and what’s more, you could blend it outwards to create a brown smokey eye, too.
Here are four on-trend looks we love, all of which you can achieve with your February box!
We adored the curved flick of graphic liner across the eyes of the autumn/winter 2015 Matthew Williamson girl. It makes a statement, while still being subtle. Using your Nicka K eyeliner, follow the natural shape of the top of your eyelid and carefully draw a graphic line from the inner corner to the outer corner of your eye, flicking it out slightly at the edge.
Earthy smokey eye
At Burberry, makeup artist Wendy Rowe created a soft smokey brown eye paired with beautifully glowing skin. To recreate the look, simply trace the top lash line using your Nicka K liner and then delicately blend the line upwards using the smudger to ‘smoke it out’. Finally, line your top and bottom lash line and lightly smudge outwards again to create a soft finish. If you find smokey eyes too tricky to achieve, follow our clever smokey eye hack!
Glossy brown eyes
As seen at Jonathan Saunders, the trick here is to combine your Nicka K eyeliner with vaseline or a multi-purpose balm for a super glossy finish. Trace your upper lash line with eyeliner and blend it outwards – repeat this a few times until you have quite a pigmented finish. Next, apply a dab of vaseline across your lid and blend together using a makeup brush for a sheeny finish.
If eye makeup isn’t your thing, worry not! Faux freckles have been a key trend for the last few seasons and by the look of things, they’re not going anywhere! At the autumn/winter 2015 Topshop Unique show, makeup artist Hannah Murray used a brown pencil liner to speckle dots of brown across cheeks. It’s the perfect way to give yourself a natural, youthful and sun-kissed glow. After you’ve applied your makeup base, use your Nicka K eyeliner pencil and press it into the skin randomly. Make them smaller on the nose, then a little larger across your cheekbones. Finally, use your ring finger to pat the skin and soften the dots.