For years and years, the beauty industry, particularly the one flourishing on Instagram has laid a lot of focus on eyeliner. Traditional black winged liner was the order of the day for a very long time. Eventually some very adventurous and creative makeup artists and amateur makeup blogger started experimenting with coloured and textured liners, eventually adding gradients and themes to their everyday liner look (think back on the not so distant unicorn liner trend). So what happens when you ask an entire industry to forgo something so treasured as winged eyeliner to complete their glowing makeup looks? If your first thought was panic, you were wrong! Some super creative MUA's have created art out of quite literally nothing, and here the invisible liner trend was born and blessed us all.
Makeup bloggers and artists alike are seeming to have a go at this very new and emerging trend. Instead of putting eyeshadow over the whole lid area, they leave the area blank where their black winged liner would have gone had they put it on. It looks really arty, and depending on what colours and tones you use it can really end up creating quite an amazing optical illusion.
Now it may seem quite fiddly, but if you are confident enough with normal liner techniques this shouldn't be too tricky for you. First use a colour or glitter liner or one the same shade as your eyeshadow and draw a very thin line across just the area where the top of your liner would have been (look at the image below). Then do your eyeshadow and clean up any fall out with an earbud below the liner. Next go over the liner again, to make the colour/ glitter pop - just don't make the line thinner. Lastly clean up below the liner with either concealer or matte nude/ white eyeshadow!
This is definitely a look I'll be trying out at my next university formal dance and if you have some exra time to yourself tonight I encourage you to give it a shot- it may turn ouut really great, and even if it doesn't, it's still fun to experiment with shadow and liner. And remember, makeup takes a lot of practice and practice makes perfect!
Until next time
-The Traveling Oyster xxx