One of the iconic 60s eye makeup tricks called "cut crease": for a dramatic effect, the crease of the upper eyelid is drawn with dark shadows, like Twiggy's. And in 2019, the graphic version is called a fashionable accent, "floating crease" - a thin arrow drawn between the eyebrows and the crease of the upper eyelid. We will tell you how the interpretation of retro makeup turned into a cool modern trend.
How it started
Along with the massive influx of graphic arrows on the catwalks and on the Instagram of beauty bloggers, the "floating" arrow began to appear in photographs more and more often. We saw such arrows at the shows of Chanel, Anna Sui and Guy Laroche. They experienced a real explosion in popularity on the Internet last year, when, as part of an advertising campaign for the summer collection of Kylie Cosmetics, Kylie Jenner posted a photo in makeup with neon orange accents on Instagram. This spring, there is a lot of writing about the graphic arrow above the fold of the upper eyelid and promises to this technique the status of the most fashionable makeup of the season.
Such an arrow can be not only black - make-up artists use bright and neon shades, do monochrome makeup and combine it with colored shadows. Unlike the classic contrast accent from the 60s, the thin line between the crease and the brow always looks minimal and works well with other techniques and textures. Symmetry remains an important condition in both cases, but the chances of overloading makeup with a "floating" arrow are much less, and it is easier to come up with an option that matches your makeup skills.
Why is it needed
Canonical arrows with a tail and other "cat eyes" are not to everyone's liking and suitable: despite the fact that the masters have come up with dozens of ways to draw beautiful lines for different types of eyelid structure, it is not always easy to apply these techniques. If you're tired of trying, we recommend practicing the art of drawing alternate arrows. Instagram is full of ideas - from the most avant-garde to quite elegant and even evening ones, like the neat arrows that celebrity makeup artist Joe Baker draws in front of actress Lucy Boynton.
How to do it
A long-lasting eyeliner with a good brush will come in handy - for your workouts, you can choose a gel product in a jar, for example, Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama or MAC Pro Longwear Fluidline. Liquid felt-tip eyeliners will do if you know how to handle them. To begin with, it is better to outline the line with a thin, not too pigmented pencil to make the arrows the same. If you are using a plastic texture, you can try drawing "floating" arrows on a stencil - do not be afraid of blemishes that can be corrected in the final make-up with a concealer and a cotton swab.