The 2016-17 awards show season has beyond wrapped up, but the makeup looks that rocked the red carpet continue to pop up. One of our favourite trends of the season was the unexpected upside down eyeliner trend.
Pulling focus to the bottom of the eye is a risky look that can end up looking clownish if you don’t have the right products and tools. Which is why we designed our new eye brush duo sets
to help all of our #RTists
create flawless eye looks with ease.
Here’s everything you need to know to perfect 3 upside down liner trends:
Stars like Janelle Monáe and Olivia Munn have stunned on recent red carpets with beautiful blue hues blending below their lash line, but other shades like plum, teal, and metallics work just as well.
Get the Look:
+ Sweep a long-wear pencil on and under the roots of your lower lashes. Place your precision smudge brush along the liner and gently blend back and forth, blurring the line into the roots and below.
+ Set and diffuse the liner with an eye shadow in the same or a similar shade. Dip the tips of your smudge brush into powder. Then, tap off excess and smudge over the pencil.
+ Lightly dust over the edges with your deluxe crease brush to finish with a halo effect.
+ Pair with a sheer wash of colour over the top lid in a dusty pink, peach or bronze.
Inverted Cat Eye
Whether you opt for a dramatic black line or a shiny metallic look, turning this classic liner upside down is anything but expected. Pair a black or plum liner with a rose gold shadow or try a silver liner with a muted matte grey shadow.
Get the Look:
+ Start with a wash of eye shadow (try dusky grey, brown or ochre) across your top lid with your base shadow brush to avoid fallout onto your bottom liner.
+ Sketch out a light thin line under the lash-line, from inner corner to the outer edge. Use a gel liner and your square detailer brush – it’s the perfect size to reach the tightest areas. Then, switch to the larger definer brush or choose a liquid liner to trace over the guide line.
#Protip: Draw on a perfect cat eye with the liner guide included in the eye detail and define duo.
For those who prefer a neutral eye palette, but want to add a little edge to their look, try a swipe of colour just below the eye. Choose a vibrant blue, green or plum to pop your eye colour or opt for a shimmery line that will reflect light and make your eyes look wider.