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Invisible Liner Makeup Look

I’m always down to try new makeup trends, so it was bound to happen that I recreate the invisible liner look by @staceymariemua, which got insanely popular on Instagram over the last few weeks! I call this look the “invisible liner”, but there are plenty of other names for it — “floating liner”, “negative space liner”, “no wing winged liner” — whatever you choose to call it, it’s an undoubtedly unique and intriguing look. I’ve seen so many variations to this look and it all depends on your style and preference. For today’s pictorial, I wanted to show my technique on how to achieve this intricate look in the most simplest way possible. It was a bit tricky to do since I have small hooded Asian eyes, but your girl made it work and the look turned out quite nicely!

Invisible Liner Makeup Pictorial

Products used:

Makeup

1: New York Color Extreme Black Liquid Eyeliner | 2: Morphe 35F Eyeshadow Palette | 3: Hard Candy Medium Light Glamoflauge Heavy Duty Concealer | 4: Mint Box & Co. Adela Mink Lashes | 5: Morphe Hot Shot Liquid Lip

Makeup Brushes

1: Morphe M507 Pointed Mini Blender Brush | 2: Morphe M507 Pointed Mini Blender Brush | 3: Furless Cosmetics PRO2M Precision Brush | 4: Morphe G15 Small Oval Shadow Brush | 5: Sofi Cosmetics 350 Pointed Liner Brush

Invisible Liner Makeup Pictorial

Step 1: Begin by applying an eyeshadow primer all over the eye area, then take a black liquid eyeliner and sketch out a diagonal line from the inner corner of the lash line to the brow tail (start out with a light hand, then build up the coloration for more intensity). You can cheat and use a piece of tape to achieve a clean line, but I wanted to free-hand because I wanted to have control of the shape; in order to draw an even line on my hooded eyes, I tilted my head up and then looked down. You can take the line as high up on the lid as you like, but since my eyes are pretty small, I kept it at a moderate height in order to reserve as much lid space as possible for the half cut-crease later.

Step 2: Use a tapered blending brush to sweep a matte apricot eyeshadow onto the crease; don’t worry if the eyeshadow crosses over to the liner since we’ll clean up the line later on.

Invisible Liner Makeup Pictorial

Step 3: Take a small pointed blending brush and apply a matte reddish brown eyeshadow onto the crease, slightly below the apricot color.

Step 4: Use the same brush to deepen the outer crease with a shimmery dark plum eyeshadow; again, neatness isn’t necessary, so just blend like you would normally and ignore the black liner for now.

Invisible Liner Makeup Pictorial

Step 5: With a small flat synthetic brush and a little bit of concealer, carve out the new crease line just right below the brown eyeshadow and stop 2/3 of the way over the lid.

Step 6: Take the small pointed blending brush from earlier and that same shimmery dark plum eyeshadow that was used on the crease, and blend the eyeshadow onto the outer lid; keep blending the color inward towards the center of the lid. Next, use a flat eyeshadow brush to pat a shimmery cream eyeshadow onto the lid, inner corner, and brow bone. I also deepened up the crease line with the reddish brown eyeshadow using a small pointed liner brush for more depth.

Invisible Liner Makeup Pictorial

Step 7: Use the flat synthetic brush to clean up underneath the black liner with concealer; blend the concealer downwards onto the rest of the base makeup, then set it with a setting powder. Once that’s done, darken up the liner by applying on another layer.

Step 8: Apply a matte black eyeshadow onto the lower lash line, then buff out the color with the matte reddish brown eyeshadow that was used on the crease for a smokey effect.

Invisible Liner Makeup Pictorial

Step 9: Tightline the upper water line and lash line with a black eyeliner pencil, then pat the matte black eyeshadow onto the lash line to set the eyeliner in place.

Step 10: Apply on a coat of mascara to top and bottom lashes, and pop on a pair of voluminous false eyelashes to complete the eye look.

Voilà!

Here is the completed makeup look:

Invisible Liner Makeup Pictorial

Since my eyes are so neutral, I went with a bold lip color and let me tell you, this red orange liquid lipstick from Morphe is giving me life!

Invisible Liner Makeup Look

Invisible Liner Makeup Look

Invisible Liner Makeup Look

Invisible Liner Makeup Look

Invisible Liner Makeup Look

Invisible Liner Makeup Look

I hope you liked this pictorial and found it helpful!

Thank you so much for reading!

-LJ

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