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The Liner Side of Things

  It’s all about having fun, being colourful and bold. I’ve been working on liner ideas for the sheer fun of it, and the graphic punch.

It’s been a while since my last post! I was busy working my ass off, and my regular contributor, César Ochoa, was equally busy working on his own projects and contracts. So instead of waiting, I decided to revisit my photography skills! Photography is the first subject I had studied, so I decided to get back into the proverbial saddle. Nothing too complicated! Shooting Aly from Dulcedo Models, was a great refresher!

The story behind these beauty looks came from the fall 2017 runway work by Pat McGrath and Peter Philips. There were so many liner looks in black and in colour. Liner is not always an easy thing to do, especially on yourself! Of course, liner can be chic, but it can be more illustrative—it’s really how you do it! For these looks, I just decided to skip the black and the flick, to keep a more pictorial approach, than the makeup-y route. To treat liner like a painter: with colour and shape ideas. When I was perusing the new face section, I was struck by Aly’s features, especially her big eyes! I knew they could take all different kinds of liner and colours.


Easy Colour Liner
I love the combination of purple and green. For some reason it works really well on all eye colours. It’s the easiest look to do on yourself because there is no flick involved. Don’t apply this too precisely, you should look like you had fun doing it! Purple raincoat and yellow shirt are from Artery, a vintage shop, here in Montreal. On top lid: Makeup For Ever Aqua Matic shadow pen in Pop Purple. Bottom lid is a limited edition Paint Pot by M.A.C. A good option is Aqua Color in 22 by Make Up For Ever. In the lower waterline, Lise Watier Waterproof Eyeliner pencil in Raisin Bleu.



Sixties Line Art
I knew I wanted to do a red liner somewhere in this story. It turned out to be a sixties eyeliner, mostly because of the fake fur coat that called for an equally bold statement. After all what’s a good makeup look without the right clothes? On the eyelid I used a yellow Aqua Cream Color Shadow by Make Up For Ever. For the graphic liner I used Marc Jacobs Beauty Matte Gel Highliner in Fine(wine) exclusively at Sephora. On lips, Joe Fresh Sheer Gloss Lipstick in Red. The fake fur coat is from a friend’s closet.



Colour Pop Liner
I found this peach textured polo shirt straight out of the sixties from another Montreal thrift store called Local 23. I had planned to put pink, but with her grey/blue eyes, I decided for a lilac shade instead. I blended a white shadow (anyone will do) with Sephora Collection single eyeshadow in Fresh Paint! Top lash line is lined with Marc Jacobs Beauty liner in Pop(ular). Lower lash line is lined with Lise Watier Waterproof Eyeliner pencil in Raisin Bleu and smudged into the red liner. On lips, I added some red lip liner to intensify the Joe Fresh Sheer Gloss from the previous look.



Punk Kawai
I love punk liners! But I didn’t want to do an obvo copy/paste.  So, instead of black, I used a matte grey cream shadow pencil by Sephora Collection called Steel-ing Hearts to create a more square shape, ending the liner mid socket. On the lid is the same lilac shade from the previous look. When I saw this amazing green vintage jacket from Local 23, I knew I had to use it! I also knew I had to pair it with this green lipstick (called Kale) by Canadian brand Bite Beauty (at Sephora). I was saving it for the right occasion. Done!

Base makeup: Diorskin Nude powder compact and NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer. Mascara, Lashblast by CoverGirl. M.A.C. powder blush in Lovecloud.

I hope this inspires you to create your own cool liner fun!

Model Aly at Dulcedo Models

Vintage clothes from Arterie and Local 23