By sitsdownatthetable on Wednesday, February 8th, 2012


The fear of imperfection.

The fear of never being good enough.


illustrations by ekaterina koroleva



Preetma photographed by Garance Dore

The Daily Face - February 2, 2012 - Mod
under eyes: Make Up For Ever HD Concealer in 325
eyeliner: Illamasqua Precision Ink, MAC Kohl Pencil in Fascinating (white)
eye brows: MAC Eyebrow Pencil in Fling
eye lashes: Lancome Hypnose Drama
Illamasqua sent me a few products to try out, one of them being their Precision Ink, and I immediately wanted to create a 60’s mod eye with it.  This product creates a super smooth, rich black, gloss finished line, perfect for dramatic winged liner.  If you are a makeup beginner this might not be the easiest liner for you to start out with, but if you have a steady hand, are comfortable with makeup application, or are willing to practice I highly recommend trying the Precision Ink out.
I applied the Precision Ink in a fairly thick line from corner to corner, winging the liner at the outer corners.  Next I carefully extended the liner past the inner corners of the eyes.  (If you have wide set eyes this line can be longer, but if your eyes are closer together you will want to make this line fairly short.)  Then I lined the bottom lash line also extending past the inner corners.  When you do this follow the natural shape of your eye, and it might take a couple of tries to get right.  Next I used the tip of the liner to draw on little bottom lashes beneath my natural lashes.  Draw these on an slight angle toward the outer corners of the eyes, not straight down.
Next I lined the eye socket bone.  There are many variations on how this cane be done, and all of them can be tricky.  You can connect the line with the wing, you can bring the line farther into the inner corners, it all depends on the shape of your eyes; experiment!  Also, remember that the more symmetrical your face is the easier this will be.  My eye socket bones are not symmetrical so I have to draw the liner on the left eye slightly higher than the right.
Last I added a little white liner under the lower lashes, in between the inner corner lines, and to my lid between the liner and the eye bone line.  If you want to go really over the top add false lashes, otherwise just apply some mascara.

“Sometimes I think how nice it would be to tell everything to someone I don’t know, we’d talk face-to-face over a cup of tea and after that we would just look out the window at the rain. I’d leave my story with someone I’d never see again.”

Unknown (via venebelle)

(Source: elppadab, via moopsiecuddlepook)

“I mean, they say you die twice. One time when you stop breathing and a second time, a bit later on, when somebody says your name for the last time.”

Banksy  (via glauque)

(Source: oh-you, via what-stars-are)