AMC Eyeliner Gel

POSTED BY: Jon Hennessey / 0 COMMENTS

One of the beautiful things about INGLOT’s AMC Eyeliner Gels is that they are completely blend-able and customizable to suit whatever style you’re after. Rarely am I picking up a single Eyeliner Gel colour and using it exclusively. More often, it’s about the combining of 2 or more in order to achieve unique combinations which are suited to the individual’s skin tone and the look which we’re trying to achieve. Here are my some of my favourite techniques for maximizing their potential.

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1. The Pre-mix: The Pre-mix is straightforward, as you’d imagine from the description, this involves combining two or more AMC Eyeliner Gels in order to create your own unique shade. Unless you’re well versed in colour theory or have the time to experiment, I’d recommend using two shades which are roughly within the same colour family. Cool + Cool or Warm + Warm. This will help to ensure that your final colour doesn’t become muddy. Also try combining different texture. If you love the new frosted shades from the Fall In Love collection, but want a little more opacity for a more dramatic look, then try mixing a matte Eyeliner Gel with the frosted one.

2. The Layer: The Layer is another way to achieve a unique colour and end result. I often will work with AMC Eyeliner Gel #77, (a true black), as a base liner to create the desired shape. Once the Eyeliner Gel has dried I’ll layer a more vibrant shade, like #87 (a vibrant bluish-green) in order to add a little colour pop to the look. #89, a seal-like tone will serve the same function as the the black, but provide a softer look. It also works well with a variety of different frosted or matte shades.

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3. The Strategic; The Strategic, is a way to really exaggerate the natural dimension of the eye. Similar to The Layer, it starts with using a matte opaque base like #77, #89 or any of your other, favourite AMC shades. Once the colour has almost dried, which should take no more than a few seconds, use a lightly frosted shadow in the same or similar undertone and lightly press the shadow into the liner only in the area of the eye which you’re attempting to maximize. For example, if your goal is to maximize the roundness of the eye shape, then press the shadow into the eyeliner area directly above the pupil. This will emphasize the curve of the shape and draw attention to that area. If the plan is to exaggerate the length of the eye shape and create a cat-like or more almond-shaped eye, then add the frosted shadow to the liner area closer to the the inner corner or the eye.

4. The Underbase; The Underbase technique is a quick and easy way to ensure that you achieve maximum intensity, quickly, in your “smokey eye” applications. Using your 9SS brush, pick up enough AMC Eyeliner Gel in order to cover from the eyelashes to the crease line. Use your 6SS contour brush to blend the edges of the shape softly through the crease of the eye. At this point the Eyeliner Gel should be opaque on the eyelid, but diffused through the eye socket. Working with the side, (not the tip), of your 6SS brush gently press your favourite INGLOT eyeshadow onto the still tacky Eyeliner Gel on the lid only, not through the crease. The lid should have velvety look to it at this point. Next, dry brush your 6SS onto a clean tissue so that most of the product has been removed. Touch the tip of your brush into a translucent powder and then into the eyeshadow which was used on the eyelid. This combination can be blended through the crease and will ensure that there is a beautifully diffused edge to your smokey eye, which is a signature detail of this classic look.

eyeliner gel setIf you find that your Gel Eyeliners are starting to dry out slightly, then add a drop of Duraline into the Eyeliner pot in order to extend the product’s effective usage.



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27 Feb

Knitted with colors – INGLOT partners with DEGEN

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INGLOT was the official sponsor for New York Fashion Week F/W 2015 DEGEN presentation, which took place on February 12, 2015. Our pro makeup artists created two high-fashion looks in cooperation with Lindsay Degen, well-known for her untamed passion for knitting.

Inspiration for the ‘Look’ by Mahasin Phillips (INGLOT USA Pro Makeup Artist):

“The inspiration for the makeup look was inspired to compliment the Collection with the idea of non-traditional beauty makeup, incorporating abstract loops and swirls that mimicked the designs in the collection. We wanted the look to be beautiful, clean and technically structured… yet incomplete going against industry standards”.

Intricate print-on-print collection by DEGEN definitely stands out from the crowd. DEGEN is not afraid to take risks playing with colors and forms. That is why, INGLOT and DEGEN has found common ground.

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20 Feb

Miss Egzotica 2015 #tolerance

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INGLOT was a proud partner of the Miss Egzotica International 2015, which took place last Saturday in Blue City Mall, Warsaw. The event was all about tolerance.

The gaze was also turned to the children of color charity fashion show, initiated by Omenaa Foundation. Omenaa Mensah struggles for tolerance and respect for all the people, irrespective of their skin color, faith or sexual orientation.

This was a great initiative. We were glad to have been a part of it!

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16 Feb

Contouring 101: the do’s and don’ts of #Contouring featuring HD Sculpting Powders

POSTED BY: Jon Hennessey / 0 COMMENTS

One of the most dominant trends of the past year or so has been a rediscovery of the impact that contouring can have on a makeup application. Highlighting and shading the features of the face can work to exaggerate definition or to balance out dominant features depending on your desired end result. HD Sculpting Powders come in a range of different shades and tints to suit every skin tone. Here are the keys to creating subtle dimension for day or more sculpted definition for a night out.

 

face sculpting_powder1.  Remember that bronzers aren’t for contouring! Bronzers are intended to mimic the look of a naturally tanned skin. Bronzing happens on the higher planes of the face, the forehead, the upper cheekbones and the bridge of the nose. Contouring happens on the lower planes, (or recesses),  of the face, the underside of the cheekbones, the depth of the eye crease, etc.

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2. Many beauty books and blogs will tell you to use 2 shades darker to contour and 2 shades lighter to highlight but what does that actually mean?  Highlighting colours range from the palest ivory to deep banana or mango shades. The undertone of your skin and the depth of its colour will determine which one is right for you. Contouring colours range from greyish taupes to coffee tones and the same information as above applies. Utilize your available resources and get a professional opinion on which of each is right for you.

3. Contouring is not meant to be “seen” it’s meant to be “suggested”. Basic art principles of “chiaroscuro” (light-dark) are relevant in this type of application. Typically, in the day, your light source is overhead, creating shadows on the low planes of the face, so don’t overdo it. Play more with highlights to exaggerate the way that light hits the high planes of the face and less with the contours.

4. Contouring is not just about colour, it’s about texture. The contours of the face should be kept matte, whereas the high points of the face, if left with a small amount of shine, will be maximized even further.

5. In order to achieve a more refined and flawlessly blended look, I first dip a soft, 1SS brush into HD or 3S Powder and then into the Sculpting Powder, this will help to diffuse the first sweep of colour on the skin and provide you with a smooth blending surface over which to build your colour intensity.

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Contouring is both an art and a science. If you want more information, let us know and we’ll go more in depth.

 



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02 Feb