Ok, so I bought a fancy dancy new digital SLR camera recently, and one of the greatest things about it is that it allows me to take HD videos. I am so excited about it, and still learning how it works, so to break it in, I figured I’d do a little video tutorial on liquid liner.
Applying liquid liner can be scary; although I use it pretty much every day, there was a time in my life when I was thoroughly intimidated by it and it took quite a while before I became comfortable with it. I STILL make mistakes with it, but that’s the best part about makeup – it washes off!!!
So, here we go. Be kind – I was using a 50 mm lens, which is probably the wrong type of lens to use for this purpose, and taped in my kitchen, aka the Painted Ladies video studio. Hey, you gotta improvise. One day we’ll be fancier, but for now, this will do. As long as we get the message across, right? Sorry for the fuzzy product photos, in advance. Meep!
First, the video, and next, some photos to illustrate what I was doing. Enjoy!
Cast of Characters:
MAC’s Phone Number Eye Kohl, on the right, which is a favorite for two reasons: the charcoal color is gorgeous, and also the pencil is a great consistency and soft enough that you don’t feel like you’re dragging a pencil all over your lid.
MAC’s Boot Black Liquid Liner, on the left, which is my holy grail liquid liner. I’ve been using it for so long and it works so well, mostly because it doesn’t flake off, as many liquid liners tend to do.
Step 1 - you can have lots of fun (sorry, couldn’t help myself): Use a pencil liner to trace out the liner look you’re going for. Really, any liner will work, this is the one I personally prefer. Use small strokes and place the liner as close to the eye as possible.
Step 2: Once you’ve gotten the “stencil” down, take out your liquid liner and slowly but surely trace over the line you’ve just created.
And, voila, you’ve done it!
As always, let me know if you have any questions, or if there’s something else you’d like us to tackle on “Breaking Down Beauty”!