Negative space eyeliner – graphic and geometric eyeliner techniques that define the eyes in a whole new way, and the biggest eyeliner trend since the classic cat eye – is taking the makeup world by storm. Follow our easy, step-by-step guide to perfect the look and wear it with confidence.
Start by prepping the eyelid with a translucent powder to help prevent the eyeliner from smudging or bleeding soon after application. The micro-fine Maybelline Facestudio® Master Fix™ Setting + Perfecting Loose Powder is sure to do the trick.
Apply pencil eyeliner across the top lash-line to help guide you. Apply liquid eyeliner over it – you can be a bit more dramatic with this second coat. The versatile NYX Professional Makeup Two Timer - Dual Ended Eyeliner is a top choice as it boasts a kohl pencil and a precision liquid eyeliner all-in-one.
Take a cotton bud dipped in warm water and use it to remove a small amount of the eyeliner from the centre of both eyelids. This will create negative space.
Apply some more of the silky soft Maybelline Facestudio® Master Fix™ Setting + Perfecting Loose Powder over the area from which you removed the makeup, as a finishing touch.
Work it, girl! It’s that easy. Make the trend your own by experimenting with coloured eyeliner and other variations of the look.