Makeup tutorial: Naked eyeliner

I have been on the hunt for a great black eyeliner for the longest of times; something that could give me that fantastic neat winged/cat eye look. The NYX pencil/pen liners I love so much are too soft to give that edgy line, and I’ve tried various other products including gel, pen, and liquid. Finally I opted for the Eyeko skinny liquid eyeliner which was on sale through Asos. Lucky me! Here’s a really simple neutral look.

Products used:

  • URBAN DECAY Naked Palette
  • EYEKO skinny liquid eyeliner
  • COVERGIRL lashblastfusion mascara
  • MAYBELLINE Fit Me Foundation in 310 (sun beige)
  • MAC blot powder

I start off with foundation, targeting problem areas that need evening out, such as around the mouth, nose, forehead, and set it with powder. I use just a minute amount, giving the face a clean fresh look.

With the eyes I’m using my favorite Naked Palette from Urban Decay, that Dom from belledemoiselle managed to grab for me when Sephora Malaysia opened up (thanks girly!), to create a “my eyes but better” look. Base layer is Naked, a neutral light brown color, which I sweep all over the lids up to the brow. Follow it with Buck, which is darker than Naked, and contour lightly with Hustle, a kind of purple brown, concentrating this along the crease and over corner of the eyes. I then press Sidecar, a shimmery light taupe just on the balls of the lids. I am more than happy to leave this as an everyday look. I use it fairly regularly and pair it up or down with any of the other variations offered by the palette. I also love using a colored liner for a bright pop. For this particular look I went in with the EYEKO liner, carefully staying close to the lash line, tapering in at both the inner and outer corners, followed by a good dose of mascara. I left the lower lash line alone except for mascara.

I have forgotten what I used on the lips… probably NYX’s round lipstick in tea rose followed by gloss.

On my hands I am wearing five different polishes at once! This is super fun and great for trying out different colors- MODE’s Funkadelic, Jaded, Fresh Melon, Midas Touch, and Blue Steel.

S de Varax

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2 Responses to “Makeup tutorial: Naked eyeliner”

  1. October 07, 2012 at 2:11 am, SarahLydia Sophia said:

    Another great way to do that is to use black eyeshadow (I use a pressed form, just from Ulta), and a slanted, very small brush. Wet the brush, and use the shadow as liner! Also works great for the inner eyelids!! Great article!!


  2. April 14, 2012 at 9:31 pm, Sheena said:

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