AMC Eyeliner Gel

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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.


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