We’ve found our new eye look inspiration, courtesy of Imaan Hammam. The Moroccan-Egyptian model showed off a striking graphic eyeliner look on her Instagram, paired with a satin brown lip , brushed-up brows, and her dark hair in a twisted up-do.
Graphic liner was a leading trend on the FW21 runways, with brands including Dior, Philosophy di Lorenzo, Givenchy, and Erdem all giving models bold eyeliner looks. At Dior, makeup artists embraced the negative space catseye look – a similar style to Hammam’s version. Using just the outline of a black eyeliner, makeup artists were able to “create a highlight with the natural skin tone,” explained Peter Philips, creative and image director for Christian Dior makeup. This feline-inspired eyeliner style may look complicated, but with a steady hand and the right eyeliner, it’s a surprisingly simple look.
To recreate Hammam’s look, first choose your eyeliner. For a sharp, graphic look, a felt-tip eyeliner delivers a dense and opaque line. Huda Beauty’s new Life Liner is specially designed for drawing clean and clear lines that don’t smudge, and is ideal for even beginners. For those with more eyelining experience, a gel pot eyeliner can give even more control over artistic linework.
Start by drawing a thin line along the lash line – keep the line straight and pressed closely into the lashes. Add your wing out from the outer corner of your eye at a 30 degree angle, creating a point that aligns with the outer tail of your eyebrow. Thicken the section of the line along the outer outer of the lash line to add a more sultry look.
To create the negative liner effect, trace the lid’s crease from the liner flick. Follow the outline of the crease, just below the brow bone. Trail off to a thin point as you finish the line. For extra impact, outline the eye’s inner corner, bringing the line below the eye duct. If using gel liner, set with transparent powder, then trace over a second time for an extra long-lasting finish.