It is seriously eyeliner olympic season now girls. With so many brands releasing numerous types of eyeliner product into the market recently, one particular eyeliner pen stood out the most among the rest. It is none other than the NEW Maybelline HyperSharp Liner Laser Precision.
I am a.b.s.o.l.u.t.e.l.y obsessed with winged eyeliner-do. It’s funny I said that because one year ago, I know nuts about eyeliner what more drawing one! Let’s face it. I have a typical Asian Chinese eye shape that is probably not the easiest shape to draw onto. The biggest mistake I made is that I never study my eye shape before getting on the eyeliner bandwagon. So I practise and practise and practise. I have tried almost all the method there is to get the perfect winged eyeliner. I was fine with one particular way of eyelining until a good friend of mine told me the winged is a little bit droopy. Droopy? What droopy? That’s the shape XiaXue and Cheeserland had! 😀 . You’re in luck today because today I’m not only going to introduce you to the new liquid eyeliner from Maybelline but I’m also going to share with you one easy method to do winged eyeliner, which I just learnt and mastered haha!
There is so many types of eyeliner products to choose from. My favourite would be liquid eyeliner because (1) it’s easy to use, (2) it’s easy to control, (3) it’s faster and (4) it last the whole day on me. However not every liquid eyeliner suits me because my eyes tears up when I laugh, when I smile too hard and when there’s no reason at all LOL. That is because I have very sensitive eyes. In conclusion, I need liquid eyeliner that doesn’t melt when in contact with water. If you’ve been following me on Instagram you would know that I was on the search for the perfect liquid eyeliner. Maybelline HyperSharp Liner Laser Precision would be the perfect choice for me. Why so? It is 24 hour smudge proof and it doesn’t smudge even with humidity and sweat.
The most important note for winged eyeliner is to get the finest tip at the end of the wing. This is why Maybelline HyperSharp Liner Laser Precision is the best candidate for the job. This eyeliner has the highest laser sharp precision ever at 0.01mm tip that allows ultra-precise design. I remember the old HyperSharp Liner is not quite opaque and it’s a little bit too watery for my liking. This new HyperSharp Liner Laser Precision solved all that and even the fine tip at the end of the wing is pigmented.
I’m not going to do a swatch on the back of my hand because I felt it’s not necessary since I’m doing a winged eyeliner tutorial anyway 😀 . Before I start, I have to stress again that I am no makeup guru. This method is how I like to do my winged eyeliner and I thought of sharing out to help those that are facing the same problem as I do. That’s all. Aight? 🙂
My typical Asian Chinese eye shape – droopy eyelid, small and tight crease, double eye lid crease started from inner eye corner which resulted with crease line ending far back on the outer corner eye and I have round crease. Both my eye shape is different. Left eye is rounder while right eye is narrower and longer. Crease opening is also different for both eyes.
Step #1 – Create a winged flick
The issue I had with my eye shape that makes winged eyeliner so difficult is that the crease line ending is far too long to the back and the space between the crease is round. Rounder crease means it’s hard to get a straight line. If I lift my eye brow to draw the flick, the flick would be flat thereafter. The best solution for me is to draw a flick with my eyes opened, looking straight into the mirror.
First, sit further away from the mirror and look straight into the mirror. With eyes open and without lifting your eyebrow, draw a flick from the corner of your eye. Pretend that you’re joining the line from your eyes. Start with a small flick and build later on.
Repeat for the other eye and compare both eyes if you have the same shape. If not, use a makeup remover and try again. Always remember that eyeliners are sisters, not twins. You don’t need to get the exact identical shape.
Step #2: Draw a line along the upper lash line
Once you are satisfied with the flick marking that you’ve done earlier, it’s time to join the line. Draw a line close to the upper lash line, starting from the inner corner of the eyes. If you are new to this, you can do small dash and join these dashes to form a line. Otherwise you can draw half eye first, stop and continue the other half. Don’t worry if you can’t get close to the lash line. You can always fill in the gap later on.
Here’s a tip for shaky hands. Place your pinky finger on the face as a support. This way your hand will not be as shaky as before and it’s much more easier to draw the line this way. Connect the line to the flick.
This is how it should look like after you’re done with both eyes.
Step #3: Add a line on the flick mark earlier, making a triangle shape
There’s 2-ways for this step. For newbie, draw a line on top between the flick and the lash line forming a triangle shape. The other way is to place the tip of the eyeliner pen on the tip of the flick and drag the line over to the 1/4 of the lash line.
Step #4 – Fill in the gap
This is the easiest step of all. Just fill in all the gaps i.e. the flick, upper lash line, lash line and upper water line. Once you are done with that, you should also carefully winged out further. Not a fan of longer winged eyeliner? No worries. Just draw on a finer tip to the winged eyeliner as the original shape was too thick.
TIP: Under eye clean-up
Here’s a little tip from me. This is optional but it is something that I like to do after I’m done with eyeliner. Most people don’t do this step on day to day basis or rather not knowing about it. That is cleaning up the under eye. Regardless if I have eyeshadow fall out or not, I personally like to clean-up my under eye. The trick here is to use a concealer that is suitable to be used on top of powder. That is because I do my eye makeup AFTER the base. If you do the opposite, any concealer will do. This step will require a concealer brush for precise clean-up. Concealer should be applied on the under eye up until the side of your eyes/temple. Use a concealer brush to smooth the product away and to get close to the lower lash line, just like the picture above. Set the concealer with finishing powder once again.
Here is why cleaning up the under eye is so important. Due to my odd eye shape, I have to lift my eyebrow up so that the eyeliner is visible. Sorry about that. Just look at how precise the eye makeup is after the clean-up. Oh and do ignore my left eye brow. It’s shorter than it should be LOL. The concealer also brighten up under eye area.
TIP: Precise alignment
As I explained before in my How To Draw A Perfect Eyebrow tutorial, you have to align the ending of your eyebrow to the side of your nose like the diagram above and below. The tip of your winged eyeliner should also end in alignment with it.
Here’s the end result with using Maybelline HyperSharp Liner Laser Precision in Intense Black. I had this eyeliner out in the hot sun recently and to an event. Usually the flick of my winged eyeliner will be melted away whenever I’m talking to someone because like I said earlier, my eyes tears up easily. I was tearing at this event. One of the activities of the event is “eye reading”. It’s something like face reading. So of course I need to check if I look like a panda before meeting the master. To my horror when I check…everything was still intact! Nothing was melted off and there’s no smudges even after all the tearing. My eye makeup basically still looks the same as when I step out of the house. The finishing for Intense Black is quite natural without the fake shine or harsh line. It also dries up fast therefore no transfer on the eyelid when I blink during application. Not bad eh? 😀
Maybelline HyperSharp Liner Laser Precision comes in three shades – Intense Black, Brown and Soft Black. My favourite? Intense Black all the way 😀
I would say the second main feature is the formula. It’s what makes the ultra-precise 0.01mm tip easy to apply. The formula is not too watery, just perfect for application. But if you do leave the cap off for say maybe two minutes or more, the brush will dry out a bit. Run the tip over the back of your hand and it will be back to normal again.
Lastly, removal. The most misconception about waterproof makeup products is that it is hard to be removed. Some product yes, some will came off with just warm water and some will need remover product. This one came off without any tugging or rubbing. It’s a breeze to get it off, really. My all-time favourite eye makeup removal has got to be bi-phase remover. Easy peasy 😀
Disclaimer: Product was sent to me for review consideration. This doesn’t affect my judgement in the review in any way.