A thick line can certainly add definition to your eyes, but you need to double it up to change your eye makeup game completely. Ummm…did not get the point? Do you want us to be a bit elaborate? Well, here we go. Whether cat eye is your favorite or you are more of a graphic liner, nothing can turn your style into a statement unless you opt for ‘eyeliner stacking.’ A bold ‘stacked’ look makes the eyes stand out and adds depth and density. From Beyonce to Gigi Hadid, there are lots of celebrities who love this double-lining trend. And above all, why stick to a single eyeliner when you can simply ‘double’ the fun? So, let’s discuss eyeliner stacking:
How To Do Eyeliner Stacking Like A Pro?
So, what is eyeliner stacking, anyway? It is one of the latest eye makeup trends in which two liquid eyeliners of different colors are stacked on one another to add a pop of color to the eyes and give them a flattering look. However, we will tell you about the complete eye makeup with double-lined details. Here is the breakdown of the steps:
- The first and foremost task is to prime the entire eye area. It is necessary for all eye makeup looks, and a stacked eyeliner style is even more critical as we want to ensure that the tone of the eyelids remains neutral before putting the liners on. Get a good eye primer (a flesh-toned / nude base will also do), apply it all over your eyelids, and tap on slightly with the pad of your ring finger. No tiny blood capillaries or other natural discoloration/shadows should be visible.
- You might want to set the primer with some eye shadow to make applying the eyeliners easy. Choose a nude/neutral shadow and apply a small amount of it very carefully along the socket lines of your eyes.
- Now that your eyelids are ready start lining them along the lash lines with matte black eyeliner. If you are an amateur, it is better to stick to a creamy, gel-like pencil formula that is easy to apply and creates precise lines (use short feathering strokes). Otherwise, find your HG liquid one. However, ensure it does not tug at your lids or smudge after a few hours.
- Once your first line dries up, go for the second one. Find a liquid liner in the shade you choose and draw another line above the black line just by tracing it. It would be best to opt for a water-resistant eyeliner to keep the stacked lines in place for a long time.
- Apply a thick coat of mascara to your eyelashes. Also, wear a pair of natural, wispy falsies to add more drama.
- Finally, tidy up the whole eye area (if needed) by dipping the tip of an angled eyeliner brush into an oil-free makeup remover and sweeping it along the edges of the eyelids.
Tips You Must Know
Need a few more tips about the stacked eyeliner look? Here you go:
- Avoid using liquid eyeliners if your hands are shaky and you cannot steadily manage drawing lines along your lash lines. You can also hold the applicator in one hand and use the other hand to make it stable.
- Do not pick two shades that are too similar to each other. Shades that go very well with black gel liners are white, deep blue, cobalt blue, milky blue, pastel turquoise blue, navy blue, teal, gold, silver, bronze, etc.
- Women with mono-lids or hooded eyes should always create a winged liner look with the black gel liner. Otherwise, the stacked effects will not be visible easily.
- If using false eyelashes, skip too thick or heavy ones. Or else your double-lining will go invisible.
Why Should You Try Double-Lining Your Eyes?
Well, do we need to mention the reasons now? You have already realized how stacking a bold liner on the regular black shade can instantly turn your dull eye makeup into an interesting one. It is bright, colorful, and still wearable even during the daytime. You can wear stacked eyeliner to flash a little color on your eyelids without going too dramatic. No unique makeup products or tools are required, but the results are striking. Moreover, you do not need to be a pro for pulling off double-lined eyes.
Eyeliner stacking, the latest eye makeup trend, involves applying two liquid eyeliners of different colors to add a pop of color and enhance eye definition. After priming and setting the eyelids, start with a matte black eyeliner along the lash lines. Once dry, use a different-colored liquid liner to trace a line above the black. Apply mascara and false lashes for added drama. Tips include using stable hands, choosing contrasting shades, creating a wing for mono-lids, and avoiding heavy false lashes. The double-lining technique effortlessly adds brightness and interest to eye makeup.