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How to Apply Cake Eyeliner

Let professional makeup artist Patricia Longo teach you how to apply cake eyeliner perfectly in this eye makeup tutorial from Howcast.


Hi I'm Patricia Longo and I'm a celebrity makeup artist. I've worked with models from Sports Illustrated like Brooklyn Decker and Julie Henderson to Alec Baldwin at 30 Rock. All those things that experts do that the average person doesn't know how to do we'll learn how to do it on these videos. So for cake eyeliner I like using for Isabella cuz its very smooth and easy to use. I use an angular brush. I dip into water. I add it to the cake powder and I start right in the middle and I move outward. And if I wanna make the liner even darker I add more water and make sure that it really soaks up the color cuz if you don't do that it won't come out as dark. So I just soaked up a lot of the black and you can test it on your own hand. And when I use the angular and I wanna give it just a little lift I turn it the other way and just go back this way. Make it a little thicker on the end. And then I turn it back this way. And there's the cake liner. Comes out very smooth and very dark. I'm just going to do her other eye. Like I said make sure when you put the water not too much water cuz if you put too much water then it's going to come out really light. So you put water then you get it into the color. See how I'm blending and mixing. It's like watercolor paint. Mhm it's like watercolor paint exactly. That's the word I wanted to use. It's like watercolor paint, but as you can see I can make it darker or lighter depending on how much I sit there and get into the color. And don't worry if you mess up. If you make it too thick on one side you can always use Q-tips to fix it. These are my favorite Q-tips. One side is pointy and the other side is flat. Do you know why? Because this side is going to thin out the line and this side is just going to clean the mess up. I wet both sides. Take out the excess water. Make sure your fingers are clean and then what I do is I would just go right near the line, smudge it. Maybe clean up a little eye shadow here and there. Little over here on your face. Open your eyes. And there's your cake liner.

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