When it comes to makeup, there’s inspiration everywhere… Especially on Instagram! From quick tutorials to experimental looks, there’s a whole lot you can learn by scrolling through the app. One such example, is the #helixeyeliner.
Designed to imitate the helical structure of a DNA strand, this look provides an interesting twist on a regular cat-eye. To copy this look, start with an inky black liner and an angled brush. Use these tools to paint on a dramatic cat-eye. Feel free to add to the drama by increasing the length of the wing!
After letting the formula dry completely, dampen a stiff brush and dip it into a powder eyeshadow. Draw small semi-circles along the wing to create a spiral. Remember to add a flick at the end to give the illusion of a string looping around your cat-eye.
Whilst most liners will work for this look, we prefer gel formulas for their glossy finish and longevity. For the helix, try out vibrant hues like MAC’s Eye Shadow in ‘Zinc Blue’. Once you master a single colour, you can even use a variety of shades to create an ombré effect.
Chic, artistic and fun, this three dimensional look is definitely worth the effort. Don’t forget to tag us in your selfies when you try it out!