Friday, September 23, 2011

Neutral Eye with Thick Cat Liner (Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Liner and Wet n Wild Greed Palette)

Beige and grey cut crease with thick cat eye liner.
Neutral can be dramatic even without tons of glitter and metallic textures. It all depends on the application.
This look was done using all drugstore or budget products. 
  • Maybelline Lasting Drama black gel liner
  • Wet n Wild Coloricon Greed Palette (POP Pretty Puzzle in Smoked Out Silver has 3 comparable shades)
  • Bourjois Volume Glamour Max Mascara in Black
  • Maybelline Pure Mineral Blush in N01 Original Rose
  • NYX Round Lipstick in 556 Iced Honey
  • Sephora Shimmer Gloss in 17 Golden Beige

Step 1: Apply a matte beige along the inner 2/3 of the lids and around the inner corners to highlight  the eyes. Then a smoky grey heavily along the outer half of the crease. I applied the shimmery black in the Greed Palette, and then smoked it out with the shimmery grey.

Step 2: Apply a thick swatch of solid black gel liner along the lower lash line, making sure to cover the water line. Gel liner gives you the best control and opacity, so I wouldn't recommend using a regular pencil or liquid liner.

Step 3: Repeat along the upper lash line, and then run the brush along the tide line as well to  make sure there isn't any white gap under the lashes.

Step 4: Finish with a voluminising mascara after curling lashes. False lashes would work just as well, but I wanted to try my Bourjois Volume Glamour Max Mascara.

Finish with a warm peach-pink blush that isn't too shimmery (you want the texture to be as muted as the eye makeup.
For the lips, I decided a touch of frost might be in order, so I applied NYX Iced Honey liipstick, and topped with a shimmery beige gloss (Sephora Golden Beige).

The finished look once again.


  1. Sexy eyes! You have such nice skin

  2. @Jillian: Thank you! (Lovely profile pic, by the way...) ;)

  3. Just asking.. The gel liner is not too thin is it? How good is Maybelline Eyestudio Hypersharp Liner? can it be used below the water line?


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