Get graphic eyeliner
It’s time to mind the gap when it comes to eyeliner this season.
Eyeliner is getting a great deal of attention at the moment, with exaggerated feline flicks, neon blue slicks and pretty polka dots everywhere. Now it’s time to get graphic and any fashionista worth her salt will know eyeliner just isn’t on trend without a gap.
“Graphic eyeliner is a more artistic and creative way to apply eyeliner and was all over the runway for the Spring/ Summer 15 collections,” make-up artist Carleen Gordon told Cover Media. “The Atelier Versace Spring 15 was probably the most memorable, with make-up artist Pat McGrath using exaggerated winged eyeliner to create dramatic cat eyes which perfectly complemented beautifully nude make-up.”
This is quite a statement in the make-up stakes so it would work best the next time you have a reason to get dressed up and stand out in the crowd.
“This graphic gap look or double winged liner are must have trends to try for a night out,” Carleen explained.
Model of the moment Gigi Hadid sported gap eyeliner for a recent Harper’s Bazaar magazine beauty shoot. She gave us a super style lesson by teaming a graphic Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci dress with heavy black eyeliner boasting a giant gap in the middle.
If you fancy giving this stylishly 70s look a try, Carleen has some top tips to help.
“Nude make-up is perfect to start and then use a smudge proof black gel liner, like Mac’s Fluidline for the graphic eyeliner,” she explained.
“There are so many different variations of this look but a quick tip is to use medical tape to help create various shapes and Muji cotton buds with a little concealer to help erase mistakes.”
You can copy Gigi and place your gap right in the centre of your upper lash line, or opt for a couple of smaller lines at the outer edges.
Why not embrace the retro vibe with big, bouncy curls and remember to brush up those bushy brows to emphasise your eyes. Keep the rest of your make-up look simple, a slick of nude gloss or matt lipstick and you are good to go.