With the sunny days dwindling quicker than you can say raincoat, I have decided to cover a product that is a fantastic cross over from this years summer trends to the gems that this Autumn/Winter season has to offer…
Black eyeliner was seen taking on many shapes and forms during the Spring/Summer 2014 shows and looks set to stay with us as the days turn cooler and darker. From the classic Hollywood wing to grungy panda eyes; from the flicked out cat eye to sharp cubist inspired graphic lines.
With this in mind, a black liquid liner should be considered a core part of any make-up bag this season if it hasn’t been over the summer, but it is a product that some people have real difficulty with using and even avoid. This is usually for one of two reasons; difficulty with application and cracking.
The latter is the easiest to solve; liquid liner can have a tendency to crack on the lid after a few hours (or sometimes less) of wear but you can combat this by applying a pencil liner underneath to increase wear and add density to the colour. It won’t stop the cracking but it will disguise it.
Problems with applying a liquid liner is harder to solve but by no means impossible. Practice is key to a clean liquid liner application and keep on until you perfect it. When I was training I used to sit watching Ready Steady Cook (remember that show? Perfect student fodder) after college, practicing eyeliner lines on the back of my hand and on myself in the mirror, adjusting the pressure and angle of the brush until I had my lines just right.
Another tip is to buy a separate liner brush rather than using the one provided; you will have more control and more choice in the type and density of bristle. Finally, try a few liners, some work better than others are more suited to particular skin types. Good luck!
Here are my Top Five Organic Black Liquid Eyeliners…
Main Image: Via Vogue.com
Body Images: Couleur Caramel, Lavera, Dr Hauschka, Benecos, The Organic Pharmacy