Beauty School: Five Ways To Apply Eyeliner

As you may have heard, this month we’ve teamed up with Red magazine to curate a special Editor’s Choice box! Inside you’ll discover an edit of autumnal beauty favourites, hand-picked by Red’s Beauty Director Annabel Meggeson to help you kick start the new season in style.

While we tend to relax our makeup more in summer, September is most definitely the month to breathe new life and products into your beauty routine. With this in mind, we’ve popped Rodial’s amazing Smokey Eye Pen in your box – when teamed with Two Faced’s coveted mascara, you have the perfect eye duo to take on autumn!

Like many things 90s, a sexily kohled eye made its comeback at the autumn/winter 2016 shows. It’s such a simple gesture, but it makes eyes look really pretty. Whether you want to create a neat line of jet black along your lash line or blend it out to create a smokey finish, the super-rich pigment, gel texture and smudging brush means your options are endless.

Here are five different ways to use it…

Drag your eyeliner from the inner corner of your eye to the outer corner, creating a winged edge when you reach the outer corner. The wing should be just between your eyelashes and use the ending of your eyebrow as marker for where the line length should finish.

Starting from the inner corner of your eye, gently draw a line past the tear duct and then back along the lower lash line, about one cm long. Follow the same process on the outer corner of your eye, slightly flicking your line up at the end.

Simply trace your lower lash line from the inner corner of your eye to the outer with your Rodial eyeliner, then careful line the waterline too. Do the same along your top lashes, making sure the lines connect at both the inner and outer corner of your eye so your eyes are lined right around the edge. Finish by creating a very small flick at either end.

Draw a thick line across your upper lashes using your eyeliner pencil. Using an eyeshadow brush, blend the colour upwards – you can increase the colour intensity by repeating this step until you’re happy. Follow the same process along your lower lash line, but this time draw a smaller line and use your eyeshadow brush to blend the colour downwards. Finish by lining your waterline.

Taking your Rodial pencil eyeliner, trace it along the waterline and lower lash line. Correct any mistakes using a Q-tip so you’re left with a perfectly neat finish. Apply a few coats of Two Faced Mascara to your upper lashes.



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