The spring/summer 2009 runways were filled with fresh looks and creative, new trends by makeup artist, Pat McGrath, a hero in the beauty industry. Spotted on the catwalks of Miu Miu and Lavin this constructed lid look was one I couldn't ignore. Celebrity makeup artist, Molly R. Stern, gave me the scoop on how to recreate the look that instantly sexifies your eyes.
"The key to achieving this strong eye is applying a thick wing of liquid liner to the top lash line that angles out," comments Stern. Next, apply the liner to the inner corners and bottom of your eye. If you want to tone it down a bit, try drawing a thin line as close to the lash line as possible. She recommends using a liquid liner with a felt tip pen like CoverGirl LineExact in Black. The felt tip helps in creating the perfect line.
To finish the bold eye, give your brows some contrast by filling them in with a brow pencil that's a few shades darker than one you'd normally use.
Not too crazy about using liquid liner? Neither was I until Stern gave me some helpful hints. Before applying, test the liner on your wrist to make sure it's clump free. Then, starting with the inside corner of your eye, draw a line outward in one clean swoop following your lash line. Just pretend you're tracing.
"It's fun to create a bold statement with a bright lip and subtle cheek when doing a strong eye like Pat did with the red lip at Miu Miu," Stern added.