How are you doing today? This morning, I woke up with very sad news: a friend, colleague, and neighbor of mine just passed away. My initial reaction was to curl in bed and cry until I couldn't cry anymore. However, the more I thought about it, the less likely I would do so. My friend was one of a few friends who read my blog. I would not think she'd like me not to blog today because of her. So this blog entry is in her memory and for our friendship.
In my last post on "Makeup Lesson", some of you requested a tutorial on gel eyeliner and it took me a while to do it. Gel eyeliner was the last territory in makeup that I conquered. Since the first day I wore gel liner (documented here), it had always been a constant struggle to line my eyes with gel liner properly. Recently, the cat eyed look has become popular, thanks to celebrities like Rihanna and Beyonce. Once you master the art of lining your eyes with pencil liner, gel lining can be quite painless. It is a bit different but once you master it, gel liner can be a lot of fun.
|What you need: an eyeliner brush, a concealer brush, a concealer or eye makeup primer, and a gel liner|
|1. Apply the eyeshadow primer all over your eyes|
|2. Line your eyes with a pencil eyeliner|
|Should look like this at the end of step 2 :D|
|3. Dip your slanted eyeliner brush to the gel liner pot, I use MAC Blacktrack...|
|...and line it from the inner to the outer corner of your eye, following the pencil line|
|4. Wing it with a name card|
|To look like this!|
Just kidding! There's no pole in my house and I can't dance. But I can always add more to the tail to emphasize it.
|Notice the area between the tail and the rest of the body: it is a triangle. Fill in that triangle with your liner and you look like this.|
|Semi-close eye, you can see the wing better here.|
|For a complete look, I add foundation, a little bit of creme blush, and some lipstick.|
|And ended up looking like this!|
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|Like this, yo! (click for a larger image)|
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I hope this post will help you. If you have any more questions, tips, or suggestions for future makeup lesson posts, please comment. I'd love to hear from you!
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