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Wedge Eye Liner (aka art liner & cat eye prep)
To reshape the top eye line to create an altered version of the eye.
Art liner is what takes the eye shape you are born with and transcends it to the shape we want it to be.
The difference between lash filler and art liner is that while lash filler fully enhances the natural shape of the eye, art eye liner creates the eye shape you want it to be.
Once the wedge liner is applied, the look begins to slide into a more dramatic look.
1. Start from the outer corner of the
toplash line and fill in the top lash
line to the center of the eye.
In essence it is lash filler working from
above the lash line rather than below.
This is to give the outer lash line more
2. Now repeat this application only
start a little higher in the outer corner
of the eye and draw a straight line
into the center of the eye.
3. Where the line finishes over the
center of the eye, it needs to dive
back into the lash line to create a
seamless connection between art
line and lash line.
4. Now repeat the last step again
starting a little higher than before,
lining inwards and always ending
up in the exact same spot over the
center of the eye.
5. Use the outer edge of the “world
of the eye” as the starting point to
increase the intensity (thickness) of
Please note: this may be difficult to do on yourself. Most people naturally prefer to start from the center of the eye and apply outward to the corner. This is ok, not preferred, but ok. Because this technique is challenging, adjust how you apply the liner to best suit the greatest ease of application.
Ultimately, the goal is to achieve the same effect regardless of the application method.
The wedge liner greatly diminishes or eliminates the descent of the lash line so the eye climbs outward and upward from the center of the eye out. Simply put, it lifts the eye without the appearance of exaggerated makeup.
For this application, use the liner formula (gel, pencil, felt tip, liquid, etc.) which gives the artist the greatest control. This may vary from person to person, but it is imperative to make a clean, well defined line.
This technique is also the base for a “cat eye” liner. Only with a cat eye the outer border of the wedge liner extends beyond the ‘World of the Eye’ to draw focus more to the makeup than the eye.
Here are two wedge liner demo videos
The first is with an Asian model and the second with a Caucasian model.
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- Liquid Eye Liner: Black
- Eye Liner Brush: Fine Line
- Gel Eye Liner Waterproof & Gel Eye Liner Brush
- Eye Liner Brush: Mini Detail
- Quick Dry Brush Cleaner: 3 sizes
- Gel Eye Liner Waterproof
Makeup Gourmet’s products are developed alongside the Face with a Heart Authentic Beauty Makeup® method of application. They are customized to give you the best results when applying your makeup.
Note: This series of video tutorials is organized in a specific order of application. It is not necessary to do every step when you do your makeup but I do suggest you follow the order of the videos and skip the steps that don’t apply to you.
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31st of March, 2016
CHRIS SCOTT, M.A. is the creator of San Francisco-based Makeup Gourmet®. Over his nearly 30-year career, in addition to doing makeup for top models from every corner of the planet, he also had the honor of working for legends like Paul McCartney, US Vice President Al Gore, Shirley Temple Black, Maya Angelou and Olympic Gold medalists Oksana Baiul and Kristi Yamaguchi. He was the creator and host of the TV show ‘Makeup Gourmet’ from 2008 – 2010. He was a leading Chanel Beauté national artist for over two decades, and is also the creator and guest teacher of Fashion Makeup at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He created his unique Makeup Gourmet line to ensure his clients and the public could have access to high-quality, ethically produced, ‘green’ makeup and skincare with a low-carbon footprint. Chris is also the author of Cosmetic Counter Survival Guide: How to Buy the Right Skin Care and Makeup and the international #1 bestseller Face with a Heart: Mastering Authentic Beauty Makeup.
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