If you’ve been watching the runways, you’ve probably noticed that floating eyeliner is everywhere. This super-trendy aesthetic is h-o-t right now, taking influence from negative space and the 1960s. Makeup artist Olivia Madorma uses our Hyper Easy Liquid Eyeliner to demonstrate how to accomplish these eye makeup musts while recreating five of the greatest looks we’ve seen. Prepare for your own red carpet moment by following along.
1) TRADITIONAL WINGED LINER
I prefer a straight wing that elongates the eyes to make them more “cat-like.” To make the perfect straight wing, start with your eyes open and draw a straight line from the outer crease to the top, keeping your eyes open to ensure it’s not tilting up and stays straight. This creates the “Bat Eyeliner” appearance. Once the shape has been formed, use an incredibly light touch to flick out the exact tip.
2) DOUBLE ARROW-ENDED WING
The double arrow floating liner style is undoubtedly the most unusual, but it’s also the most fun! If you’re doing this at home, I recommend starting with a negative space on the outer corner of your eyes and filling in to produce the perfect arrow. Outline the original arrow and don’t be scared to turn the brush for precise results!
3) NEGATIVE SPACE LINER
This is by far my favourite look! I adore the current 1960s take on the floating eyeliner trend. Pro tip: I like to start with a classic wing liner already applied to guarantee consistent application and contour.
4) HOVERING HORIZONTAL LINE
This liner design draws attention to your eyes’ centres, making them pop! Make sure to draw the line with your eyes open so you can see where the horizontal line will be when you close your eyes.
5) FAUX LIFTED CAT EYE
I love this look because it’s simple but makes a statement. Pro-tip: make sure you’re using a really light hand and let the Hyper Easy Liquid Liner brush do the work! The fine precise point makes it super easy to achieve this look.