Graphic eyeliner is having a major moment right now, but it’s even trickier to execute than a traditional cat eye. Even though most real-life appropriate graphic eyeliner looks aren’t as extreme as what we saw on the Chanel spring couture runway, the lines still have to appear perfect and symmetrical. That's a tall order for a bold night-out look. That’s why we jumped at the chance to hear from Lori Leib, celebrity makeup artist and creative director of the vegan and cruelty-free cosmetic brand Bodyogrophy, for her insider tips for applying eyeliner. Keep scrolling to see Lori's tips and shop Byrdie-approved eyeliners to create your next graphic look!
“Invest in a good felt-tipped liquid liner. I may be biased, but Bodyography's nontoxic formula from our On Point Liquid Liner gives the most precise line every single time. And it stays put!”
“A terrific way to get a smooth and perfectly placed line is to map out the shape with a white eyeliner pencil beforehand. Once it looks good, go over it with a gel or liquid liner.”
“Most women apply eyeliner looking straight into the mirror; this leads to crooked lines, gaps between the liner and lash line, and an overall sloppy look. Try looking down into a mirror instead; this way, you will make sure your liner is as close to the lashes as possible.”