I have been WAITING for this trend to have a revival. I’m a winged eyeliner or no eyeliner kinda girl, from a small kitten flick to a dramatic cat eye. Now, if you’ve never picked up a black liquid liner, this trend can be a bit daunting. But I promise you, the right eyeliner and a whole lot of practice and you’ll be a pro in no time.
I’ve always been a little bit obsessed with the sixties, I would say it is the decade which influences my style and makeup choices the most. Therefore, I would say I was probably 12 or 13 when I picked up my first eyeliner pen and attempted a rugged flick across my eyelid. 10 years and a whole lot of eyeliner later, I would say I’ve almost got it down to an art. They say that Kate Moss can do her signature flick without a mirror and in the back of a taxi, I’m not quite there but I promise you now, that I will be that good someday! The key is to find an eyeliner application you feel most comfortable with, there are a few different types to experiment with.
Firstly there’s the brush that dips into a small pot of liquid liner. These types are really good if you’ve got a very steady hand and you want a very opaque and very black liner look. There are a few variations on the type of nib you can find with these liners. A firm nib, a more flexible brush and more recently a pizza-cutter-like wheel (?!). The best way is to try a few and work out which nib works best for you.
Secondly, there’s gel eyeliner. This comes in a pot and you apply with a separate, small eyeliner brush. These types are favourite amongst make up artists as they pack a lot of punch and allow for a very precise application. Although, not the best option when it comes to travelling.
Finally, my personal fave (and the only one I’m half decent at) – the felt pen (?) eyeliner. I’m not sure of the exact name, but these eyeliners are shaped like a pen and you apply just as you would do if you were writing. I’ve tried all the others, but this type comes out on top for me! The application is just so easy.
My eyeliner of choice has always been the Soap and Glory SUPERCAT, it was the first one I bought back in the day and has remained triumphant until the present. But, Soap and Glory have recently released the SUPERCAT SKINNY. A littler version of its big sister, for a more precise and controlled application. The nib of this eyeliner is slightly more flexible, perfect for achieving that cute flick at the edge of your eye. SUPERCAT SKINNY is also an eyeliner which is actually black, no wishy-washy grey tones here, just pure black pigment with a glossy finish. The SUPERFIX™ 12 hour long wear formula means that this eyeliner will take your cat eye from desk to dancefloor.
Now, eyeliner does not have to stop at cat eyes. Bright and bold eyeliner has been a key trend across the SS18 catwalk. I’ve include a few below for some extra inspiration:
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This post was supported by Soap and Glory, but as always, all opinions are my own.