venerdì 27 gennaio 2017

♕ Helix Eyeliner ♕

I've just realized that I completely forgot to post this look on here o___O" I was SO sure I posted it - like, weeks ago, right after New Year's Day. Where-was-my-head? D:
Well, at least I noticed in time - poor this look, forgotten in the drafts section -   and I'm going to get back on track this very second!

So, in today's post I'm going to show you my very first attempt at the helix eyeliner technique - which is pretty famous on Instagram, I've seen sooo many different styles and finally I decided to give it a try. This was another good occasion to use Klimt - aka the ever-present-lately Dazzle Liner by NABLA Cosmetics aka my current obsession. 

Being the first time attempting this design, I kept it easy: there are, like, endlessly ways of doing the helix eyeliner - single helix, double helix, just on the wing or on the whole line, two helix wrapped together... And so on. I decided to go for a single helix, just on the wing of my black eyeliner. Very simple yet still very noticeable - especially since I used Klimt, which is so eye-catching. 

To match the gold helix, I decided to do a goldish eye makeup. Nothing elaborate actually.
(Please note: all the eyeshadows used are by NABLA)
After applying the eyeprimer (this time I used the Crème Shadow in Morning Glory), I applied Danae on my inner corner, followed by Cleo all over the lid. On the outer corner, crease and lower lid I applied Unrestricted: I carefully blended it into Cleo where needed, creating a smooth gradient.
I used Petra as transition shade - it's the perfect matte warm shadow for this kind of looks.
I applied Antique White on my brow bone and Nocturne on the lower lashline - by doing so, I was pretty much done with the shadows.

For the eyeliner + helix liner I proceeded like this: first of all I traced the black line (as always, using a black liner that is essentially a black pigment mixed with some drops of Fix +). I made sure the outer wing was a little longer than usual - the longer the wing, the more "loops" you can draw.
Then I took Klimt and started drawing the helix from the outer corner, right below the wing: I moved up and applied the gold liner on top of the black one, designed a curve, moved down and skipped the wing, then I designed the curve below... And repeat.
I was a little worried that the two liners would mix together, when I applied Klimt on top of the black eyeliner... But it didn't happen at all, phew. Well done, Klimt!
I made sure I liked the curves, fixed here and there if I felt the need... Then I applied falsies, mascara and black eyepencil on the waterlines - and I was done.


NABLA Cosmetics Crème Shadow in "Morning Glory"* (as eye base)
NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Danae(inner corner)
NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Cleo"* (upper lid)
- NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Unrestricted" (crease, outer corner, lower lid)
- NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Petra(crease)
- NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Narciso(transition colour)
- NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Antique White" (brow bone)
- NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Nocturne" (lower lashline)
Jade Minerals Mineral Eyeshadow in "Black" (used wet as eyeliner*discontinued*
NABLA Cosmetics Dazzle Liner in "Klimt"
- MAC Kohl Power Eye Pencil in "Feline
- NABLA Cosmetics "Le Film Noir" Mascara
MAC Cosmetics False Eyelashes n° 34


- NABLA Cosmetics Brow Pot in "Mars"*


- 239 ~ MAC Cosmetics
- 217 ~ MAC Cosmetics
- 213 ~ MAC Cosmetics
- 224 ~ MAC Cosmetics
- Large Fluffy Shader (A06) ~ Spectrum Collections (Siren Set)
- Short Smudge (A13)* ~ Spectrum Collections (Marbleous Set)
- Fluffy Pencil (A12)* ~ Spectrum Collections (Marbleous Set)
- Lip Liner (A15)* ~ Spectrum Collections (Siren Set, Bombshell Set)
- Tall Tapered Blender (B06) ~ Spectrum Collections (Siren Set)
- London Detail Neve Cosmetics *discontinued*
- Glossy Liner Neve Cosmetics *discontinued*
- Accent Brush - Real Techniques
- Precision Angled Brow (A17) ~ Spectrum Collections (Siren Set)

I enjoyed so much wearing this look, because on one hand it was pretty simple, but on the other hand the helix eyeliner detail added a precious twist to it!
Have you ever tried this eyeliner technique?

Mermaid kisses and starfish wishes ♥
*Disclaimer: Starred products are press samples, sent by respective brands for me to test and review.

1 commento:

  1. tu saresti capace di farci una serie su Klimt solo per avere la scusa di usarlo. E usarlo. E usarlo XD
    ma non posso dire di non capire, e non solo per questo look!


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