Eyeliner is a versatile makeup staple – and who would have ever thought that adding a swipe of black eyeliner along with your favorite mascara could unlock so much confidence. From cat-eye makeup to the classic wing, the possibilities with your favorite eyeliner products are endless.
Floating eyeliner is the latest beauty trend to make a comeback, but if you don’t know what it is, we’re here to help.
What is floating eyeliner?
Floating eyeliner is a graphic line drawn along the crease of the eye, rather than along the lash line. This eyeliner technique works for all eye shapes by simply following the natural shape of your crease. The floating eyeliner look can also be paired with a classic wing along the lash line to create a parallel graphic liner look perfect for every-day wear or a night on the town.
In this post, we’ll show you how to step away from the classic cat-eye eyeliner look, instead of showing how to do floating eyeliner. We’ll share our top technique, tips and tricks, including how to kick it up a notch when you’re feeling more confident.
Different eyeliners can be used to create floating eyeliner look:
- Pencil eyeliner – offers buildable thickness and is easier to smudge if you want to add drama to your look.
- Liquid eyeliner pen – precision and control. Using an eyeliner pen can allow one fast motion for crisp lines.
- Felt-tip eyeliner – a felt-tip point can offer effortless thickness to the graphic line.
- Eyeshadow – technically you don’t have to use just eyeliner! Eyeshadow gives you the choice of endless colors and a softer finish.
How to do floating eyeliner
Step one: prepare the eyelids
Start by removing excess makeup. This will leave your skin feeling refreshed and allow smoother application to prevent creasing when applying eyeliner.
Step two: create a neutral base
Once dry, use our Limitless Eyeshadow Palette 1 and pick one of the matte eyeshadow shades. We recommend either Drape or Frank. This will create a neutral eyeshadow base. Sweep it across your entire eyelid and extend upwards to slightly above your crease. To give the appearance of larger eyes, pat a lighter eyeshadow in the centre of the eyelid. If you want to create an eyeshadow look to accompany the floating eyeliner always do this before you add any eyeliner.