I’ve received so many requests lately for the perfect lined eye tutorial. I am working on a video, but wanted to give you guys some tips I learned in the meantime. I was at a Dior event at Neiman Marcus recently, and their artist introduced me to some real headache-savers when trying to create a great lined eye.
The Dior Beauty Waterproof Crayon Eyeliner Pencil is packaged as a pencil. I adore this as there is nothing better for me than an old fashion sharpening. But past that, this is no ordinary pencil. The consistency is a creamy gel with none of that dryness you find with a waterproof formula. The reason waterproof is important here, is the first step to the lined eye is application on the inside of the lashes. The only thing that will really stay is something that can withstand the natural wetness of your eye. I never use the blending brush on the other end, although I supposed it is nice to have. The included sharpener definitely is the one that works best for the pencil.
So your first step is to rim the entire eye with Dior Beauty Waterproof Crayon Eyeliner Pencil. On the inside of your upper lashes, place the pencil at the base of the lashes and stroke the eyeliner on each lash moving away from the eye. On the inside of the bottom lashes, edge the pencil along the very base of the lashes from corner to corner. Connect the bottom and top line at the very outer corner of your eye. This is an easy way to get a good, even line without irritating the eye. Blinking will also help blend the two lines. You can stop here if you want a neat, daytime tight-line look.
Next, make a line on your bottom lash line, just below your lashes. Don’t worry about getting it perfect. When using Dior Pencil, it will do the work for you. This is where you establish your wing. Using the exact angle at the end of your bottom lash line, just extend slightly towards the brow. I like to make my wing approximately fourth of an inch.
Line your top outer lash line, again just along the lashes but this time along the outer edge. Connect the top line with the end of the wing you created with your bottom lash line. Keep the line fairly thin on the inner half of your eyes while very slightly increasing thickness to meet the end of the wing. The great thing about this liner, it is works wonderful with all three tasks and will last throughout the evening.
Of course, we can’t forget mascara. Dior’s Diorshow Iconic Mascara blew me away. It is a great fit for my lashes. It creates the perfect curve and adds tremendous length. It isn’t as thick and clumpy as others, so my lashes still look individual in their volume.
I’m all for being adventurous in color, but for this look nothing but Diorshow Iconic Mascara in Noir and Dior Beauty Waterproof Crayon Eyeliner Pencil Trinidad Black would do the line justice.