Wednesday, November 30, 2011

I shall conquer you, liquid liner! I shall!

Pinterest has been inspiring to give the whole cat-eye, liquid-liner look a go.

Source

I don't know what it is about liquid liner that makes me have spazz hands but I can't seem to get it right. So I have decided to use this tutorial. The secret? Cello tape.

I just put the tape on my lower lids to curb my inability to draw a straight line.

This picture puts me in a very
vulnerable state with y'all. Be kind. 
Then I draw the liner on slowly. 



After that, I peel up the tape, leaving a pretty little "flick." This creates a perfect foundation line to add to in order to achieve my desired level of cat-eye thickness.



Look, the process may not be pretty, but here are the results.



 Not purrr-fect (Pun hilarity!), but getting there.




21 comments:

Andi said...

I'm not sure what type of liquid eyeliner you're using, but if you have trouble drawing a nice line, you might want to experiment with different applicator tips and different eyeliners. Some go on more smoothly than others and some require less effort to make a nice line than others.

anniebikes said...

You are brave to try liquid eyeliner...I go the pencil route. It doesn't create as fine a line, but it makes up for my lack of eyeshadow.

You are too funny!

Shall we add cat-eyes to our bicycles?

Kat said...

I recently discovered gel eyeliner. You put it on with an angled brush and I find it a lot easier. The cello tape trick looks good but. I always have trouble drawing the flick bit.

Carolyn said...

It came out amazing!
I am way too scared to try liquid liner because I'm 99% sure that I would come out looking like a crazy woman and that I would accidentally draw all over my face. Even regular eye liner scares me :)

Sarah said...

I have to say the picture with the tape on your face, makes you look adorable. I have the same problem with eye liner, must try this

Maryse said...

I saw the first picture before reading the text. I was a little worried, I must say... but the final result is good! Seriously, I suppose (yes, suppose) it comes with experience! It looks really nice on you!

Dottie said...

Looks great! I love the look, but have never tried it before. I don't even own liquid liner, so I'm a long way from every achieving anything like that. :)

Amander said...

Nice look on you! What kind of liquid liner are you using? I was a spaz-and-a-half with liquid liner, but then I found Sephora's long-lasting liquid liner and for some reason I never have any problems with that one. But I've never tried to draw a cat eye, either.

Steph said...

I do believe there's a line in the Gilmore Girls about spending the summer perfecting their liquid eyeliner technique. (Rory's high school friends) So I guess it takes practice. :)

It looks like you're doing just fine and it won't take an entire summer.

Windybrook Spinner said...

You look gorgeous!

Jacey said...

Your pun hilarity is awesome. I was going to tell you about gel eyeliner, but Kat beat me to it. I like the stila version.

Jeff said...

Will you PLEASE wear your cello tape to the office!

ali said...

it's so cute! I love it.

melissajane said...

The sellotape idea is rather good; I tend to use a cotton wool bud (q-tip?) to tidy up any erratic lines...you look fantastic!

Mike and Mackenzie Day said...

I freakin' love you!

Rachele Alpine said...

I love it! Super cute! I can't try it, though. I'm blind in one eye so I can't ever wear eye-liner because I can't put it on when I close my eye that works! Crazy little fact! I've always been a bit sad I can't do that...my little sister used to put it on for me when I really wanted to rock the make-up!

lisa said...

It looks awesome! I love the cat-eye look but feel totally make-up incompetent :) I barely ever even break out the pencil. You did a great job!

Amy said...

Nice! Looks good on you too. Wow, I haven't used liquid eyeliner since HS. And I did get carried away back then and would end up "tattooing" my face b/c it was too much fun to just keep on drawing. :)

through my garden gate said...

Try maybelline drama gel liner... And search YouTube for videos! Try tiffanyd her videos are great!

Shannon said...

Nice! The Scotch tape thing is very clever.

Stella Mahonney said...

Using the edge of a credit card also works if you don't like peeling tape off your face.