It’s no secret that we are always looking for new makeup hacks to enhance our makeup look with minimal effort. This week we came across a makeup hack created by the incredibly talented celeb MUA, Katie Jane Hughes. The hack is inspired by the iconic actress Sophia Loren and involves using a black and cream eyeliner to accentuate the eye. Once the eyeliner technique was on our radar, we noticed other artists doing the same… Eye spy a trend — no pun intended. Here’s everything you need to know…
This 1960s-style eye makeup technique uses the contrast between cream and black eyeliner to create the illusion of a bigger eye. Thanks to the exaggerated wing, it also lifts and grabs the eye, and you can complete the look with some killer lashes to accentuate the eyes even more. The look is even gaining popularity on TikTok, with nearly 100,000 views. TBH, we get the hype: it’s simple and looks good on everyone.
Step 1: Using a cream pencil eyeliner, line your bottom watershed from the inner to the outer corner. Then extend the line into a small wing.
Step 2: To create the black outline, grab an eyeliner with a super fine tip, like our Huda Beauty Life Liner Quick ‘N Easy Liner, $19. Then start drawing a thin line from the inner corner of your upper lash line to the outer corner and finish with a soft wing. Do the same for the lower lash line (you can start at the inner corner or for a more subtle look, start at the outer third), then extend the black line so that it frames the cream wing you created earlier. Connect the upper lash line to the wing, creating a blank wing.
Step 3: Finish with mascara on both your upper and lower lashes. For more drama, curl your lashes or apply individual falsies to the outer corner of your top lashes to further enhance the almond shape. We really like how MUA Danielle Marcan has added falsies to her lower lashes. #Obsessed.
For more makeup tips, see our go-to makeup hacks for a sculpted glow-up.
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