Defining Moments: Eye Looks For Everyone

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Photography by Marica Honychurch

It has been said that our eyes are the windows to our soul. I don’t know about you, but I am partial to a beautifully decorated window! One of the easiest ways to draw attention to your eyes is to use eyeliner.  As far back as 10,000 BC, Ancient Egyptians were using liner, made from lead, to protect the eyes from the  desert sun – similar to how football players draw black lines under their eyes before a game. Eyeliner has come a long way since the day of the Ancient Egyptians, and it is used almost exclusively, now, as a beauty tool for shaping and defining the eyes. Women from Cleopatra to Amy Winehouse have created classic, iconic looks using eyeliner, and you can too. I have curated a list of the best formulas and tips for perfectly defined eyes. -Victor Amos


LIQUID  LINERS:

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Tip: Look for felt-tip pen liners. They are much easier to use and carry than the traditional brush-and-pot liquid liners. Try drawing small, connecting lines along the lash line, instead of one long stroke. Drawing your liner in increments will help you get closer to the lash, and afford you more control over the thickness of your line.

NARS

Eyeliner Stylo in Carpates

$27.00 USD

narscosmetics.com

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Ellis Faas

Ellis Eyes Eyeliner in E501

$36.00 USD

ellisfaas.com

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Kevyn Aucoin

Precision Liquid Liner in Black

$32.00 USD

bergdorfgoodman.com

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PENCIL LINERS:

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Tip: Pencil liners are perfect for lining the inside water-line of your eye. Look for pencils that are labeled as kohl or kajal liners. They will always be the softest and more pigmented formulas.

Tom Ford Beauty

Eye Defining Pencil in Onyx

$35.00 USD

neimanmarcus.com
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Chanel

Le Crayon Yeaux in Noir

$29.00 USD

chanel.com

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NARS

Eyeliner Pencil in Black Moon

$22.00 USD

narscosmetics.com

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GEL LINERS:

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Tip: Gel liners are fantastic for creating a lasting smokey eye. I like to apply the gel liner to the top and bottom lash lines using a pencil brush, then slowly smudge it out around the eye. For an even longer lasting eye, use an eyeshadow, in a shade of plum or navy, on top of the gel liner. This will prevent creasing and add dimension.

MAC

Fluidline in Blacktrack

$16.00 USD

maccosmetics.com

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MAKE UP FOR EVER

Aqua Cream in Black

$23.00 USD

sephora.com

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Bobbi Brown

Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink

$23.00 USD

bobbibrowncosmetics.com

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Victor Amos

Lifestyle Editor at World Bride Magazine.

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