Eyeliner Looks to Love
No-makeup makeup and glowy complexions have been #trending for the last few years, but we’re declaring 2018 the Year of the Bold Eyeliner. The long-neglected facial real estate of the bottom lash line is making a comeback on the runways, and in everyday makeup looks, and we can’t get enough of the smudgy takes on the classic cat-eye (perfect for those of us who don’t have a glam squad on speed dial). If you’re worried about looking like you’re a preteen experimenting with eyeliner for the first time, fear not. We’ve tapped LA-based makeup artist Omayma Ramzy, whose work has appeared on the pages of i-D, Nylon, and more, to get the lowdown on how to achieve these looks at home. Check out her tips below, then head to Simon to pick up everything you’ll need.
Usually, smudging your eyeliner means it’s time to bring out the makeup remover and start again…thankfully, this is no longer the case! Tom Ford’s SS18 makeup look reminded us that, sometimes, precision isn’t necessary. This look has all the impact of a cat-eye, but is super easy to recreate at home. Ramzy recommends starting with a kohl eye pencil and placing a dot where your cat-eye wing would usually end — this serves as a great guide to ensure you don’t end up with panda eyes. Next, take a thick eyeliner pencil and lightly apply the product on your upper lash line until you get your desired look. We recommend adding a little touch of glitter for the perfect nighttime look.
Go ahead, stray from your beloved jet-black liner and embrace a light, bright change. Inspired by Ulla Johnson’s SS18 show, we’ll be incorporating a stark white graphic look. First thing’s first, you’ve got to map out your design — we’d recommend sticking with something simple to avoid undue duress while trying to nail that nighttime look. Ramzy suggests using a liquid liner or angled makeup brush to lay down the lines. No need to stress if your lines aren’t completely perfect – simply go in with a Q-tip (Ramzy’s favorite pointed-tip variety are from Muji), and tidy everything up.
Bold is Beautiful
We all have that friend who abandons her all-black wardrobe in favor of florals the second spring has sprung. We’re taking things to the next level and adding a dash of color to our liner, a la Oscar de la Renta’s SS18 show. “A subtle swoop of color paired with a classic black eyeliner will take your makeup look to the next level!” Ramzy declares. Select a color that flatters your skin tone (and works with your outfit), then simply add a thin line below your existing wing.
A Clockwork Orange
If Dior’s SS18 show is any indication, lower lashes are back in the spotlight (Twiggy fans rejoice!). While a heavy handed application of mascara will certainly do the trick, no one wants to maintain the fallout that will be inevitable throughout the day. Take a page out of Ramzy’s book and experiment with lower false lashes. “With any false lashes, I like to use a lash glue that starts out white or blue and then dries clear. This makes it extra easy to know exactly where you’ve applied the glue and when to stick the lashes on to ensure they don’t slide around.”