Eyeliner with a sharp wedge!

Friday, 20 June 2014 - 6:15am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna

Experts suggest ways to master this dramatic look

Chanel's Dubai 2015 resort saw models sporting winged eyes with a sharp wedge. This high-octane make-up look worn with messy, textured and voluminous hair added a new zing to the couture label's printed kaftans and tweed jackets worn with harem pants.

Kapil Bhalla make-up artist says, "Winged eyeliner is a classic style of wearing the eyeliner that goes from retro to modern. The best way to apply it is to start from the centre of the upper lid going out wards and upwards in a sweep and the joining the inner corner with the centre. Kohl may be used inside the eyes to enhance the effect. It can be done with gel or liquid eyeliner. It works perfectly with Indian as well as western looks. The trick here is to keep lips either in a bold matte red or just nude. It is a huge trend this season here to stay."

How to get the wedged eyeliner right
Virginia Holmes, make-up artist & co-founder, Fat Mu Academy says, "Most tricky part is balancing both eyes so they look the same. Using tools to ensure straight lines at the ends helps immensely. Grab a business card or try the end of a make-up brush to get both sides balanced and straight then, with a black eyeliner or black eye shadow map out your top line. Wing them out to give that 60s feel. It's a winged smoke so link up the smoke with the end of the line you've created on top. The bottom line goes under the lash line not on the water line and follows the top lip in its angle but feather it out before you get to the end. Smoke up this line with a black shadow to match the top look. Do finish with lots of lashes to complete the look and feel."

Complements Indo-Western ensembles
Virgina adds, "This look flatters both Indian looks and Western pieces too. It's a multi-purpose/glam look. Think of it as 60s meets a classic smoke. All women love these looks, suits everyone and is classic-yet-cool at the same time. A win-win situation."

60s: A big trend
"Big eye lines and eye designs will be around for sure taking the centrestage. This more conventional line will however shift to a more block like design which we've seen on the runways. Edgy and graphic, very modern." says Virgina.

Dos and don'ts
Virginia suggests, "Products with silicon set fast and are long-lasting meaning that if you make a mistake it's hard to alter and change quickly. A normal grease pencil which you can mold on the skin is great and a normal eye shadow to set it in place. Once you get the hang of it then you can move onto products which stay in place. Top tip... A nude or off white pencil drawn between the top and bottom lines will pop the look!"

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