Friday, May 22, 2009

Adam Lambert-Inspired Eye Liner Techniques

Adam Lambert may not have been crowned the king of American Idol, but he created quite the fanbase, not to mention has brought the very popular glam, heavy eyeliner look back, and inspired many makeup enthusiasts to don this look. i have the inside scoop from some beauty experts, including how they would translate this new rocker-chic beauty trend for us non-Idol rockstars...

Too Faced Cosmetics' Jerrod Blandino is a big fan Adam Lambert's style. his top tip to help any eye become a rockstar: "go coal black or go home! when wearing black eyeliner it's important to apply with's a statement look so don't chicken out. apply a thin line of metallic color on top of a favorite black eyeliner for added shine!" try Too Faced Lava Gloss Eye Liner in Super Matte Black with a topping of Foiled Eye Liner in Black Beauty

Sue Devitt Beauty is known for its Eye Intensifier Pencils. founder, Sue Devitt says, "for a dramatic eye, apply the eye pencil, in Point Noir, along the base of the eyelid and into the lashline. smudge higher above and below the lashline. extend product just slightly further than usual to make eye look larger. definitely curl lashes, and finish your smoky eye with three coats of mascara."

make-up artist Michael Marcus recommends using a cake eyeliner for staying power, especially when the weather turns hot. simply run an eyeliner brush under water, dab it in the cake eyeliner, place it in a line along the upper and/or lower lash line and he promises it will stay on all day long! "cake eyeliner is a great investment because it not only lasts on the eyes longer, but you'll have it for months and months because you only need to use a little at a time," says Marcus.

Achelle Dunaway, resident make-up artist at e.l.f. Cosmetics, loves black eyeliner because "you can change your look so much with it!" exclaims Achelle. "if you’re going for a professional look, i recommend a small, even line on just the top lashes. try making four or five dots on the lash line and connecting them. this is an easy trick for drawing a straight line!" says Achelle. "if you want a really sexy look, draw a little cat eye, where the line extends outside of the lash line a bit and upwards. this makes the eye look bigger!" try e.l.f.'s Waterproof Eyeliner Pen in Black. for only $1 this liner stays put and offers precision for drawing the finest to boldest of lines.

Laura Geller, founder of Laura Geller Makeup, keeps her makeup to a minimum with eyeliner and mascara and loves the look of a lined eye! to make this dramatic look work for day she suggests using a lighter shade of liner. Laura uses Eye Rimz black powder eyeliners veined with colored pearl pigments that transform eyes from "wow to wowee!" in an instant. to create a perfect cat eye, Laura suggests that you "start from the outside of the eye, making sure the brush is touching the lash line, and line both the top and bottom lashes. if a darker line is desired, simply apply it wet. this will not only deepen the color but cause the formula to become water-resistant." i would say this is perfect for teary Idol-winner moments.



LZ said...

None of these are the eyeliner he mentions in an interview...I cannot find the one he is talking about but it sounds like he is saying, "Me, by Miskon" or something like that. I'm still looking for it! He says it is great and really really black.

monique said...

LaZonda-- you are correct. these are just some products that can be used to create "inspired" looks. the eyeliner you are referring to is by AI's makeup artist Mezhgan. you can find her line at :)


Anonymous said...

He says he uses Smolder by Mac.