First there was kohl, then came liquid liner, which is now a staple in every woman’s make-up bag. Kohl never quite managed to match up to the intensity and definition that can be achieved with a liquid liner, but for those of us with shaky hands, applying it with a flimsy wand can be tricky. And what about when you look in the mirror at the end of the night, and your perfectly defined cat-eye has shifted south to form a smudgy mess below your eye? We’re putting an end to these eyeliner woes with Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen ‒ lying somewhere between a liquid liner and a pencil, the gel crayon hybrid has the intense pigment of liquid liner, but is easy to apply like a pencil, setting to a smudge-proof, waterproof finish in seconds.
Classic Winged Eyeliner
Place your eye pen on the upper lash line at the outer corner of your eye and create your wing by drawing a small diagonal flick.
Line the top lash line by sweeping the eye pen from the inner corner to the outer corner of the eye to join up with your wing.
Complete with mascara or go for falsies to achieve a more dramatic look, adding an illuminating dab of highlighter at the inner corner of the eye.
Top tip: For a modern take on the look, try this with Pixi Endless Silky Eye in Black Blue. The eye-catching shade accentuates blue and green eyes, and clashes beautifully with hazel and chestnut brown.
Intense Blackout Liner
Follow the step above to create a small diagonal flick, line the top lash line and then follow back along the natural contour of the lid to create a parallel stroke.
Fill in the space between two lines by shading in the eyelid with your eye pen, then sweep over the bottom waterline.
Take the Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen under your bottom lashes, lining the bottom of your eye with a thick, bold stroke.
Top tip: Blackout liner is all about drama and is great for a night out when you want to make a statement. Keep your lips pared-down by opting for a matte nude lipstick or clear gloss.
The Jewel-Toned Smokey Eye
Draw a thick line along your top lash line using Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen in Jewelled Pewter.
Lightly cover the lid with your liner then blend with an eyeshadow brush to create a soft shadow effect. Make sure you blend the formula immediately, before it has set.
Finely re-line the lash line to add intensity and then line the lower lash line and water line. To add impact, you can use Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen in Black Noir for this step.
Top tip: This look works best with Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen in Jewelled Pewter – the dark grey shade and shimmering pigments create the perfect smokey eye.