Eye Liner Looks You Can (Easily!) Create
Stila’s Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner, $20, is one of the best liquid liners for creating dynamic, eye-popping looks. Especially if you’re a beginner—the application so simple it’s astounding. The secret is in the liner’s slim marker-tip, which creates a clean, thin line smoothly and without smudging. It’s literally like using a pen to apply your makeup. You just need a steady hand and you’re all set.
The trick to making any liner look seamless is to stay very close to the lash line. Stila’s Stay All Day makes this super easy to do, and any gaps left between your lashes can be easily filled using small, feathering strokes.
If you’re looking for a simple, waterproofed eye line, use Dark Brown (a rich chocolate), follow the tip above and you’ve got it. But it’s also so easy (and fun!) to experiment with some bolder looks. To create a sexy cat eye, use Intense Black to draw a line along the upper lash, creating a wing when you reach the outer corner. Extend the wing as high up as you’d like, then dab the liner across your lower lash line until it meets with corner line. Make sure all gaps are filled and feel free to add on some thickness. Meow—you’ve got an easy-to-apply cat eye.
Stila’s liner also comes in 15 shades total, so you can use Periwinkle (a soft, pale blue) or Turquoise (a light, pale teal) to craft a cool, eye-brightening daytime look just by applying it to your top lash line. Create a thicker topline with Emerald (a vibrant green) or Midnight (a deep blue) and you’ve got a fun 1960s style. There are tons of amazing looks you can create with this pen, simply because it’s so well behaved.
TIP: Always have a makeup wipe on hand to easily correct any mistakes you may have made, or to thin out lines that you may have made too thick. We love Ole Henriksen’s Clean Truth Cleansing Cloths, $9.
Finally, Stila’s All Day truly stays put. Apply in the morning and it won’t budge until you take it off. So make sure to use a good—but gentle—eye makeup remover (soap and water won’t do it for this powerful product), like Lancôme’s Bi-Facial Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover, $28.
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