If you have been lining your eyes in the same way from eighth grade, you need to give that typical style a break. If you thought lining your eyes meant drawing a straight, boring line close to your lash line, you need a style check.
These days, thick eyeliners are in. It’s like replicating the 60s look. It is a very easy and simple look, since you don’t need any elaborate makeup. For those who find this look too overwhelming you can stick to thinner eyeliner, which suits most eye shapes.
Liquid and pencil liners are passé. Gel liners are a hit, not only with celebrities but also with the masses. They are waterproof and also easy to apply. So even amateurs can get creative and quirky.
The way you do up your eyes can actually alter your looks. Just like everyday is not the same, why should your look be the same day after day, year after year? Try experimenting with colours if not the style and don a different look everyday.
1. Take those baby steps towards innovation if you are the type who detest change. While lining your eyes, don’t stop at the outer edge. Extend the line.
2. If you don’t feel daring enough to change your style all of a sudden, then try lining your lower lash line for a change. Also apply kohl on the waterline to give your eyes a defined look.
3. For a more dressy, decked up look, try drawing a thicker line on both the upper and lower eyelids. This looks especially good on people with big eyes.
4. If you have small eyes, then create an impression of large, doe-like eyes by lining only the outer edges, both upper and lower, of your eyes. You can also apply golden highlighter in the inner corners of your eyes, to get an open, wide-eyed look.
5. Remember the staple look of every Hollywood icon of the 60’s? Winged eyeliner, bold, red lips and beautiful, flowing waves are making a comeback.
6. A variation of the winged eye-liner, which is also Amy Winehouse’s favoured style of lining her eyes.
7. This look stands out without being dramatic. Draw very thin lines on the upper and lower lids but do not join them at the outer edges. The upper line is like the winged eyeliner while the lower line should be drawn parallel to it.
8. This is a slight variation from the previous style. The upper and lower lines should just touch each other and not join into one line at the outer edge. Try lining your waterline with a white kohl pencil to make your eyes look big.
9. Some people like to line only their lower lash line to create a grunge look. But if you are miss-prim-and-perfect and the grunge look is too rough and jagged for you, then try this structured style. It needs a steady hand, so start practising.
10. Draw a winged eyeliner on the upper eyelid and a line across the lower lid. But make sure that the lower line is a little away from the lash line and extends all the way parallel to the winged line. Note that the line on the upper eyelid has a sharp edge in the inner corner.
11. Try this one if you are bold and chutzpah about yourself. It needs a lot of daring to carry off this look but you’ll definitely stand out from the rest (in a great way).
12. If you are enthusiastic about trying new colours in eyeliners, then try mixing two colours to get an amazing look this. You can club black with copper-brown, yellow with metallic green and so on.