Proarte Logo Proarte Logo

INSPIRATIONS

Archive

October, 2019

2 Super Easy Halloween Looks for Beginners

3 Makeup Hacks for the festive season

August, 2019

3 Stand Out Makeup looks For The Upcoming Festive Season

July, 2019

Do’s, don’ts and how to’s of highlighter

June, 2019

How to create: 3 scintillating unicorn makeup looks

May, 2019

Trend forecast 2019 – Part 2

April, 2019

Trend forecast 2019

March, 2019

All the brushes you need for a flawless base makeup

February, 2019

Bridal makeup looks to make you stand out

January, 2019

Recreate Wearable Runway Looks

December, 2018

Eye makeup and how to get it just right!

November, 2018

The six makeup brushes you can’t do without!

October, 2018

The hottest Halloween looks to try out this year

September, 2018

Metallics and everything you need to know about them

August, 2018

The Do’s and Don’ts of eyeliner makeup

July, 2018

Concealers vs Colour correctors: What’s the difference?

June, 2018

How to prep your lips for some lipstick love

April, 2018

3 GORGEOUS EYE MAKEUP ESSENTIALS

March, 2018

The perfect guide to applying false eyelashes

February, 2018

How to make your makeup last all day

January, 2018

The eye makeup hacks that will glamourize your night outs

December, 2017

As the season changes, so should your makeup

November, 2017

The science behind Beauty Blending

September, 2017

Your guide to the perfect Smokey

August, 2017

The secret to plump lips

July, 2017

Your monsoon makeup guide

May, 2017

Makeup tips to roll the years back

March, 2017

The Contour Blueprint

December, 2016

Your Makeup Essentials

Eye Makeup Trends

The Do’s and Don’ts of eyeliner makeup

The Do’s and Don’ts of eyeliner makeup

You know what they say: Eyes are the windows to the soul, and as such, they can be one of the most captivating parts of your face. Thus, the role of makeup should be to enhance your eyes and give them definition and impact - not take away from their power.

Eyeliner, specifically, can really perk up your peepers when wielded properly. However, on the flip- side, it can also really drag down your makeup look when used incorrectly. Here are some do’s and don’ts to keep in mind before you grab that eye pencil or liquid liner.

Do choose the right colour

If you’re stuck on black eyeliner only, then you’re missing out on a range of hues that can really boost your eye colour. For example, a brown shade is a less harsh option that creates a softer, more subtle effect. A deep, jewel-toned eyeliner such as an emerald green or sapphire blue can work wonders to bring out the colour of your eyes whereas a white or nude eyeliner on the lower lid works to brighten the eye, creating a refreshed, awake appearance.

Do make it last

For an extra dose of staying power, waterproof gel liners are often your best bet for liner longevity - especially for the bottom lid. They also have less chances of smearing or running. Blotting papers for your lids are also a great idea, as they will take care of the eye makeup that may have smudged into the creases without ruining your liner.

Do use a sharp pencil

While this may seem like a no-brainer, don’t slack on keeping your eye pencils sharpened. Dull pencils with flat tips at the end will only yield a messy application of product when smooth and precise results are what you want.

Don’t walk an uneven line

While no one is calling for absolute perfection when it comes to your eye makeup, there’s a fine line between sophisticated and sloppy. Jagged, uneven eyeliner can ruin an otherwise good look. The biggest offender is liquid liner as it requires an ever-so-steady hand and it can be quite the challenge to apply smoothly. Of course, it also delivers a strong, fluid line; which means drama in spades. To keep a liquid liner straight, avoid tugging at the outer corners of the eyes. When you let go of the eye, the line will appear distorted. Moreover, that tugging over time can lead to wrinkles. On the other hand, a pencil or gel product is far more forgiving if you’re in a rush or short on practice time.

Don’t get too bottom-heavy

Overdoing it with a thick line under the eye is too bottom-heavy and can actually make your eyes look smaller rather than enhancing them. You’re also more likely to end up with under-eye smudges if you go this route. It’s better to swap the dark, thick liner for a lighter line and a subtle shade of taupe or light brown.

Don’t skip the smudge-proofing

It’s a common oversight to skip this step of eye makeup application. But in order for your eye makeup to last from sunup to sundown, you’ll want to combat the smudge. It’s not enough to just apply liner. First, you’ll want to prep your lids by brushing them with a translucent powder. You’ll also want to avoid putting any lotions or creams on the lids, as that can cause a good deal of smudging. Then, trace over the eyeliner line with a matching powder eye shadow.