New ways to wear eyeliner

imageCrease Lightning
We’re going where no liner has gone before: the space between your crease and brow. A slash of bold color across this spot is totally unexpected and surprisingly flattering.

image2To get this striking look, start with clean, bare eyes. O’Jea used a gel liner applied with a small angled brush and drew a horizontal line right above the crease. “This defines the natural contour of your eye,” she says.

If black feels a bit too bold for you (or you just want to ease into this trend), use white, silver, or an ultra-flattering metallic rose gold.

image3Ghost Cat-Eye
What’s cooler than a cat-eye? The idea of a cat-eye (obviously). This abstract, geometric way to apply liner has all the impact of a feline flick but doesn’t actually involve lining your eyes. Pretty genius, no?

image4To draw these attention-grabbing triangles, O’Jea says, “I start at the outer corner of the eye and extend the line as I would for a normal cat-eye, but then close it off just outside the lid.” She also notes that this look really showcases your lashes, so don’t be afraid to pile on some mascara.

image5Mind The Gap
Eyeliner that goes all the way around your eye is so five minutes ago. Instead, leave a gap in the center of your lower lid — and prepare to be amazed at how wide it makes your eyes look.

image6Using an eyeliner in the color of your choice, “Apply the liner to your upper lashline, the outer corners, and the inner corners of the lower lashline, and then blend it with a brush until it’s soft and smoky,” O’Jea says. She adds that it’s the same technique you’d use to create a smoky eye, “but [it’s] easier and edgier.”

image7Teal Flick
Okay, this cat-eye shape isn’t new, but if you can’t let go of your signature flick, we highly recommend trying it in an unexpected color.

image8To create a line with a ton of impact, use a brightly colored gel eyeliner and paint it on with a brush. O’Jea notes that you don’t need any eyeshadow to top this look off — the color of the liner will speak for itself.

image9Ballerina Blues
A cat-eye on top and a reverse cat-eye down below will get your eyes noticed from across the room. We love wearing this look in a vivid indigo shade.

image10According to O’Jea, the trick to this look is to leave a space between your two lines. “This will make your eyes open wide,” she says.


Source:  Refinery 29

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Golden elbow pads DIY


Here’s what you’ll need…

An iron
A cardigan
Gold lamé spandex
Straight pins
A damp cotton pressing cloth, or a damp dish towel that does not have any texture to it (i.e. no terrycloth towels)
A sharpie
Iron-on fabric tape

Step 1: Put on the cardigan/ sweater.

Step 2: Place a straight pin where your elbow is.

Step 3: Cut out a rectangle of gold lame fabric, about two inches wide and three or four inches long.
Step 4: Make sure that the sides of the rectangle are even and straight.

Step 5: Fold the rectangle in half length-wise.

Step 6: Fold the rectangle in half width-wise.

Step 7: Holding the folded edges together, round off the corner on the lose ends, to create an oval shape.

Step 8: Unfold the oval and use the scissors to clean up the shape, if you need to correct any unevenness.

Step 9: Place the oval you just made on the remaining gold lame fabric and trace it with the sharpie, making sure that you don’t get sharpie on the oval itself.

Step 10: Cut out the shape, and use the scissors to clean up any unevenness.
Step 11: Cut four lengths of iron-on fuse tape, each about three or four inches long.

Step 12: Place the fuse tape on the arm of the sweater, around the pin that marked your elbow in the center.
Step 13: Remove the pin.

Step 14: Place one of the ovals over the tape. Adjust the tape so that is underneath the oval and touches all of the edges. It doesn’t matter if there is a little tape peeking out from the oval, as it will evaporate when it is ironed.

Step 15: Place the damp cloth on top of the oval, making sure that nothing gets knocked out of place.

Step 16: With the iron on steam, press it down on top of the oval and leave it there for about 10 seconds. Do not move the iron around — you just want to press down firmly on top of the patch.
Step 17: Remove the damp cloth — the gold lame patch should now be stuck in place.

Step 18: To place the next patch, line up the sleeves of the sweater, making sure that the cuffs and the shoulders match.

Step 19: Using the previous patch as a guide, place a pin on the bare sleeve in the center of where the patch will go, to mark your elbow.

Step 20: As in step 11-12, cut four more pieces of adhesive tape and place them on the sleeve, keeping the pin in the center. Then, remove the pin, and repeat steps 14-16 to iron on the remaining patch.


Source: Refinery 29
Photographed by Erin Yamagata, DIY by Christy Kurtz