3 Makeup Artist Tricks for Applying Graphic Eyeliner
Graphic eyeliner is having a major moment right now, but as evidenced in the tutorial we posted, it’s even trickier to execute than a traditional cat-eye. Even though most real-life appropriate graphic eyeliner looks aren’t as extreme as what we saw on the Chanel spring couture runway, the lines still have to appear perfect —symmetrical, and not smudge. A tall order for a bold night-out look, but necessary. That’s why we jumped at the chance to hear from Lori Leib, celebrity makeup artist and creative director of the vegan and cruelty-free cosmetic brand, Bodyogrophy for her insider tips to applying eyeliner. Keep scrolling to see her tips and shop Byrdie-approved eyeliners to create your next graphic look!
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner ($29)
“Invest in a good felt-tipped liquid liner. I may be partial, but Bodyography's nontoxic formula from our On Point Liquid Liner gives the most precise line every single time. And it stays put!” [Ed's note: We also love Stila's version, above.]
Estee Lauder Double Wear Zero-Smudge Liquid Eyeliner ($40)
“Most women apply eyeliner looking straight into the mirror; this leads to crooked lines, gaps between liner and lashline and an all over sloppy look. Try looking down into a mirror instead this way you will make sure your liner is as close to the lashes as possible.”
What’s your favourite eyeliner for executing a graphic cat-eye? Let us know in the comments!