5 Iconic Graphic Eyeliner Looks You’ll Want to Try
Aug. 14, 2020
Eyeliner is one of beauty's shapeshifters. It can fully transform the shape of your eyes and amp up any eye look. It can be dark and smoldering to a sultry date night look or bright and fresh for a new go-to summer eye look. The possibilities are endless and 2020 is all about graphic eyeliner.
Check out these spins on an old classic and find your next best eye look. Eyeliner is like a paintbrush. It’s time to channel your inner bold diva.
Look #1: Neon Liner
From yellow, orange, blue, and green, neon eyeliner is undoubtedly making a splash. We’ve seen it in magazines, on the Dior runway, and walking down the street. Grab a neon liquid eyeliner and create multiple bold looks that will be sure to turn some heads (in a good way)!
Look #2: Graphic Arrow Eye Liner
It’s kind of like a cat-eye, but with a ferocious extra edge. To get the perfect long-lasting graphic arrow look, opt for a semi-permanent liquid eyeliner. We love this look because it can be worn day or night to take a regular makeup look to a whimsical new level. Brush your eyebrows up instead of diagonally to achieve this ultra-bold brow look to complement dramatic eyes.
Look #3: Floating Eyeliner
Forget about tweaking a classic eye look, floating eyeliner is a new makeup trend we’re seeing for the first time. Take your eyeliner to new heights with this cool, futuristic eye look. The best part? It’s actually super easy to achieve! All you need is your favorite liquid liner in any color (we love pink, blue, green, and red) and gently create a line right below your brow bone.
Look #4: Bold & Proud
We love how effortlessly chic this graphic liner look is. The white pigment adds another dimension to the eyes and the delicate pearls (can swap for crystals) takes it up about one hundred notches. This look is ideal for a festival, concert, or themed party. If you’re rocking this unique look by the pool this summer, be sure to find a waterproof liner, to avoid looking like a washed up mermaid.
While this look may be hard to rock to the office, we say it’s worth a try. Wonder what your boss will think?
Look #5: Glitter Graphics
If we can all agree one thing - we love a good sparkle moment! This festive graphic eyeliner can be achieved with a glitter liquid eyeliner. While it may take a little patience to achieve the final look, it’s oh so worth it. Glitter graphics will add the perfect not-so-subtle touch of dazzle to any festival, party, or evening look.
Stay Young Forever? ✨
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Black Owned Makeup Look
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A Journey of Self 🌹
I figured Black History Month was as good as any opportunity to talk about my self finding. Growing up in a small yet old family, I always had questions about my roots and family history. I also struggled with self conscious doubts about my appearance. Why is my nose this big? Why is my hair this curly? Why am I taller than average? These weighed heavy on my mind growing up because honestly, sticking out sucked. So, I finally dove deep into my family’s origin and decided to do an Ancestry DNA analysis. I immersed myself with every corner of the site. I only got the chance to finish my maternal grandmas side of the family tree, but even that has plenty of gaps. Yet, when I received my DNA results I was stoked. Then I realized, I don’t know much about any of these places. So I dug even deeper. I have a little journal of things I’ve learned and want to know, but this was quite the experience. It was heartbreaking and satisfying at the same time. I highly recommend for every race and background to do this DNA Test. The best part of this was scrolling through photos of the people of the respected countries I was DNA matched to. I swear I saw a girl who looked like me, but everyone else thinks I’m tripping lol. In the end, I’m satisfied with my results and findings. Relatively speaking, this way of self discovery has been the most effective.
Do It All Toner 🍃🍃
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Wednesday Wellness 🙏🏾
This past week has been rather hard and long for me. I ultimately decided to get back on track with my wellness plan. My main wellness goal for 2021, is to indulge in myself more. I definitely am a firm believe in “as within, so without”. I started my day with: #Four Sigmatic - Mushroom Elixir Mix with Chaga[products]#[FiveStars] I have been getting back into adaptogen and herbal medicine. What we put into our bodies is just as important as what goes on the outside. Adaptogens are apart of ancient medicinal traditions traced all over the world. I also drink Tulsi “Holy Basil” Tea. If you need a pick me up or emotional boost I highly recommend! SUNDAY RILEY - U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil is my treatment of choice I used during the day. Do not be afraid to use salicylic acid during the day. I applied plenty of sunscreen afterwards as well! This is a GODSEND for clearing up acne and acne scarring. It’s by far the best acne treatment I’ve tried and its mostly due to the immediate results I get. This is a dry oil, so it should be used before a heavy moisturizer or sunscreen. THE BODY SHOP - Spa of the World Thai Makrut Lime Firming Oil is a staple in my night time routine. When I want to relax and really unwind I use a body roller with this oil. It smells like a fresh key lime pie and it’s so hydrating. This is great for firming, especially when paired with a body tool. What do you do for wellness?
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