Sure, Megan Fox and Angelina Jolie always look smoldering and stunning with their signature liquid eye liner but, without help of a personal make-up artist, liquid liner can seem like an inky disaster waiting to happen. To get this sexy look without the hassle or mess, follow these step-by-step instructions!
Step One: Start by applying whatever eye shadow you plan on wearing. Neutral creams, beiges and browns tend to work well; however, this style looks just as stunning on its own.
Step Two: Get into position. For a super steady hand, prop your elbow on a counter or some other surface and rest your hand on your cheekbone. Tilt your head upward and look down toward your face in the mirror so that your eyes are closed slightly. Just don’t try this liquid liner technique with your eyes completely closed or you may end up looking a little like Amy Winehouse.
Step Three: Next, tug ever so slightly at the outer corner of your eye so that the eyelid is taut. This will allow for smoother application. However, don’t pull too hard as this can cause premature wrinkles and sagging.
Step Four: Using your liquid liner brush or pen, apply several dots or dashes as close to the lash line as possible to create a connect the dots-like guideline.
Step Five: Next, connect your dots or dashes with one long stroke “ thinner near the inner corner of the eye and gradually applying more pressure to create a thicker line near the outside of the eye. For a dramatic, cat-eye effect, exaggerate the thickness near the outside of the eye. It is best to start with a thin line and gradually build the thickness “ you can always add more liner but you can’t as easily take it away!
Step Six: A liquid liner look is simple not complete without a sexy wing! To achieve this, place your brush or pen at the very outer corner of your eye where your line ends and lightly flick your wrist up toward the outside tip of your eyebrow. The angle of your wing should continue the curve of your bottom lash line. Feel free to experiment with the length and thickness of your wing to achieve either a subtle or glamorous pinup look.
Step Seven: Dampen your fingers and gently remove any liquid liner on your lashes. Next, curl your lashes and apply mascara to vamp up this sexy make-up style. Big, voluminous lashes are what this gorgeous look is all about!
Step Eight: Rock your bombshell look! Red lipstick can really bring out the pinup-inspired style but a pink or nude lip can pack huge sex appeal as well. Instead of pin-straight hair, which can look harsh, try big, soft waves or curls for a sultry, Victoria Secret-esque look.