Ever since I spotted http://www.londonmakeupgirl.com/2011/07/red-eyeliner-would-you-wear-it.htmlI’ve been wanting to do the red eye liner look. I wasn’t sure how to make it work on me because it is such a strident, statement look. So, consulting with make-up artist, Kenneth Soh http://musingsofamakeupartist.blogspot.com/ he gave me some tips on how to to ride the red eye. Firstly, red eye liners aren’t that easy to come by – I certainly don’t have one in my stash – so I improvised with Bobbi Brown’s Lip Liner in Red (but any lip liner would do) as my starting point. Kenneth suggested doing a ‘double line’ to stop it looking stark. So I did quite a thick line with Red and then on the very edge right by the lashes did a second,very slender line using first Estee Lauder Pure Color Liquid Eyeliner (launching 1st August) in Graphite, a sparkling, steely grey which I would wear as a red eye day look. Then I tried doing the second, slender line with Rouge Bunny Rouge Raven Glaze that gives a proper smack of black and revs up the look – especially if you are doing ultra-black lashes and some kohl on the inner rims. 

Kenneth suggests that you blot the lip liner with a tissue to remove any excess oils, add a little neutral face powder, blot again and do a final red line. Hopefully this should give it some staying power. 

See what you think:

Bobbi Brown Lip Liner in Red with EL Pure Color Liquid Liner in Graphite

Bobbi Brown Lip Liner in Red with Rouge Bunny Rouge Raven Glaze

 

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