Direct from his Hollywood home, celebrity eye makeup artist Glenn Nutley tells us to create striking 60s style eyeliner.
By Glenn Nutley
Sienna Miller is one of my favourite make-up style icons. Her skin always glows, she’s never caked with base, and if she chooses to accent a feature with a smokey eye or a strong lip, it’s in a way that doesn’t overpower her face.
We have recently seen her working a 60s inspired liquid liner. It looks simple but this style can so easily go so wrong! Even on some of the biggest stars in Hollywood (who I know for a fact have great make-up artists) can get it wrong as it’s all about the angle.
Here’s the basic rule of thumb which I go by:
- Even if you intend to wear the eyeliner on the top lash line and not the bottom, I start by doing the bottom with a pencil and remove it later with a good eye make-up remover and a q-tip.
- Next, lie a sharply folded edged tissue along the line of the bottom lashes, following the line as it continues upwards and outwards from the edge of the eye.
- Draw a pencil line along the edge of the tissue continuing out until where you intend your wing of the eyeliner to end, with the eye open and looking directly ahead.
- Then take a fine eyeliner brush and a gel eyeliner, like Bobbi Brown Black Ink, and with the eye looking downwards, commence lining right into the lashes.
- Slowly build the depth of the line by going above the line each time, being very careful not to go beyond the guide line you created with the pencil to start with. Be careful not to make it too thick and to avoid this each time you take the line higher, look directly ahead in the mirror and check your progress.
- Now it’s a choice. You can either remove the guide line originally created with an eye makeup remover, or continue the line to create a bottom line as well.
Voila! A smokin’ hot look.