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Trending makeup: three ways to wear metallic eyeliner

Metallic textures are everywhere in beauty right now—from lips to lids—and metallic eyeliner, which puts a modern spin on how to wear metal-inspired make-up, is an emerging trend.

The metallic and glitter makeup trend started on the runways a few seasons ago and has gained a ton of popularity recently on social media. Metallic lipstick, glitter eyeshadow and even metallic eyebrows have been popping up on beauty bloggers and other media, where you can find people experimenting with different techniques and colours. The sparkly trend has been given a much-needed update from the OTT glitter make-up styles seen in the ’80s. One way to test out these gleaming textures is with eyeliner. Where it used to be limited to just black, brown and the occasional pop of colour, liner has recently broken away from its traditional style toward metallic finishes and bold magnetic colours. One of the most popular ones is the shade of the moment in the beauty biz:rose gold eyeliner. If you want to try the glitter eyeliner look but don’t know where to start, read on for tips on how to apply eyeliner, how to create simple cat-eye makeup look, winged eyeliner tips and more.

The Look: Winged Eyeliner

Classic cat-eye eyeliner is right up there with red lips as a make-up look that will never go out of style. While black and brown liquid liners are still the go-tos, make-up artists and beauty lovers alike have recently been putting a twist on that simple style by playing with different glitter and metallic eyeliner textures and hues. A sparkly winged liner look is an easy way to add a simple and subtle touch of colour to your make-up. L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Liquid Eyeliner in Rose Gold has a creamy formula that glides onto your lid with rich metallic colour and lasts up to 24 hours. It’s smudge-proof and waterproof, and the thin brush tip makes for precise application. Whether you want a bold bronze, silver or rose-goldeyeliner winged look or just a small flick to outline your eyes, start by drawing your wing on both eyes. Getting symmetrical wings can be the most difficult part, so by applying them first, you can fix any mistakes before finishing the rest of your line. This will give you a perfect eyeliner look.

The Look: Double Eyeliner

What’s better than a cat-eye look? A double cat eyeliner look! Wearing two-tone liner is a modern and trendy spin on the classic style. Celebs have rocked this look at events, showing that it has endless possibilities when it comes to colour combinations. One twist on the style is to add a layer of rose-gold, copper or silver eyeliner to your black shade, so you get the best of both worlds: a defined eye thanks to the black liner and a fun and flattering metallic colour to brighten up your eyes. The best liquid eyeliner to create this stacked eyeliner look is one with a fine-tipped pen or brush that can be applied over an eyeliner pencil to ensure that you get precision. A brush or pen allows for a foolproof application and crisp lines, while a pencil is better for a smudgy, smoky look. Reach for L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Liquid Eyeliner in Black and paint on your first cat-eye close to your lash line. Don’t make this line too thick as you want to save enough room to layer the rose-gold hue on top. Wait for your black liner to dry; then trace the same shape on top of the black with L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Liquid Eyeliner in Rose Gold. Finish off with a few coats of mascara and you’re ready to roll.

The Look: Cut Crease Makeup

This look is inspired by the bold eyeliner styles seen on the runway, where make-up is always worn in new, creative ways. Take a whole new approach to liquid eyeliner and apply it where you would normally wear eyeshadow—because who says eyeliner has to sit on your lash line? (Not us.) The first step is applying a neutral eyeshadow (like a champagne, beige or brown hue) all over your lid and then selecting a thin, ultra-precise liquid eyeliner to draw on your line as it will be the best metallic eyeliner to achieve this look. L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Liquid Eyeliner in Rose Gold has a shimmering metallic finish that will brighten your eyes with a hint of sparkle, and the fine brush tip makes crisp lines a cinch to apply. Next, carefully draw a thin curved line over the top of your eye socket, tracing your eye. Start by applying a fine line; you can easily thicken it to your liking with a few more strokes. Just as we recommended in the winged eyeliner, it’s easier to begin with a thin line and build it up to get the desired effect. Once you’re happy with your cut crease make-up look, brush on a few coats of volumizing mascara to finish off your makeup masterpiece.

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