Revamping Black Eyeliner: A Recreation of Giorgio Armani Runway Look.

Giorgio Armani Fall 2011 Fashion Week / Source: style.com

Since I haven’t done a look in a while, I want to get away from the usual smoky eyes or bright lips, and venture into the world of fun eyeliner. :)  My usual eyeliner regimen is pretty boring; I usually just wear black or brown, or maybe some glitter on top.  Today, I’m recreating a look from Giorgio Armani’s Fall 2011 Fashion Week, featuring a double winged eyeliner.

Get the Look

For the eyes, start with a golden pink (MAC Expensive Pink) base all over the lid. Tone down the shimmer by adding a peach (MAC Arena) over the pink. Pat a matte beige (Urban Decay Naked) down the centre of the lid. Next, add depth to the crease with a matte warm brown (MAC Soft Brown) and blend out. Deepen the crease further with a darker matte brown (Urban Decay Buck). Highlight with a sheer pearly pink highlighter (Mary Kay Shade 1 Liquid Illuminator).

For the liner, line both lower and upper waterlines (Giorgio Armani La Femme Bleue Waterproof liner).  Line the upper lash line with gel liner (MAC Blacktrack) and wing out horizontally on the outer corners.  Draw a second line under your lower lash line starting in the centre, leaving a small gap between your lash lines and the liner.  Wing it out parallel to the top line.  Finish off with mascara (Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill).

For the cheeks, highlight the top of the cheekbones with a sheer pearly pink illuminator (Mary Kay Shade 1 Liquid Illuminator). Run it over the bridge of the nose, cupid’s bow and chin as well. The models don’t look like they are wearing any blush, so no blush for this look.  Lightly contour the cheeks with a deep matte brown (MAKE UP FOR EVER #17 Espresso).

For the lips, line and fill in with a neutral lip liner (NYX Natural), then go over with a neutral lipstick (Vasanti Luxembourg).

Read on for more pictures!

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More Ways to Have Fun with Eyeliner

Fun, right?!  If you just can’t get enough, BEAUTY EDITOR listed a few more ways to wear your eyeliner, straight from Milan Fashion Week.  Oh, and you can also try some of my favourite glitter liners (here, and here) perhaps? :)

  • http://callitbeauty.blogspot.com/ dani@callitbeauty

    gorgeous! i shall try this sometime :)

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca Arianne

      OMG I published the post! *facepalm* It was supposed to be scheduled for tomorrow. Oh well.

      Glad you like it, Dani! Show us a photo of your eye, will ya? :)

  • http://www.jwmyfunnyvalentine.blogspot.com Jen W

    Love this look! I like how the edgy eyeliner works against the pretty barely there peachy eye shadow

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca Arianne

      Isn’t it just fantastic? I love how it looks plain from afar until you get about a metre away, then it hits you. :) I hope you try it, Jen.

  • http://www.emilyquak.com Emily

    I love this look! The eyeliner looks amaaazing, especially against the golden-neutral eyeshadow. Love love!

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca Arianne

      I lalalalove the eyeshadows, too. I need an eyeshadow colour just like this, without layering three (3!!!!) eyeshadows.

  • http://kiandmakeup.blogspot.com ki

    Gorgeous! I will try this, but I’m sure it’ll NEVER be as good ad yours!

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca Arianne

      I’d love to see your version, ki! :) I’m sure you’ll do it amazing!

  • http://beautyeditor.ca/ Michelle (BeautyEditor.ca)

    Wowza, I am so impressed that you actually were able to recreate this look! I bow down to you, lady. xo

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca Arianne

      Thanks Michelle! I’m blushing over here! :)

  • http://www.beautythesis.net Nepenthe

    I’m loving the double liner look, it’s such a fun shift from the usual. Great work. :]

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca Arianne

      It is a nice change every once in a while! :)

  • http://www.beauty-reflections.com Tracy@BeautyReflections

    Love it!! Very edgy! You should be strutted down the runways girl!

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca Arianne

      Haha you’re too kind, but I can’t work high heels to save my life! ;)

  • http://hipnhaute.wordpress.com Sarah

    I’m blown away by how good this looks! You did it perfectly… love how the lips and eyeshadow(s) complement each other too!

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca Arianne

      Thank you Sarah! :)

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  • http://twitter.com/Lifebooker/status/190906053150511105/ Lifebooker (@Lifebooker)

    Happy Friday! Here’s a sassy eyeliner trick to try this weekend: http://t.co/LTwuA4rY #makeup #beauty

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