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How To: Graphic Eyeliner with Linda Hallberg

MUA and digital influencer {@lindahallberg} is committed to creating stunning (and inventive) beauty looks that push the boundaries. Enviably avant-garde (we’re talking glossy lids and rainbow washes), Linda drew these gorgeous, graphic lines using the following {NYX Professional Makeup} essentials…

Demi-matte skin is the ultimate canvas for colour-pop pigments, so start with a suede-effect base (such as {Stay Matte But Not Flat}) to grant your complexion a velveteen finish. Next, define your features with the {Highlight & Contour Pro Palette} – using the deeper contour shades to enhance hollows, and your choice of highlight shade to make your cheek and brow bones ‘pop’ – then get set to emulate Linda’s statement-making eyes…

Linda drew her bold, exaggerated ‘wings’ using the {Vivid Brights Eyeliner} in the daring, ‘Sapphire’ shade, before indulging her creative streak and using the shade ‘Fire’ to trace skinny, illustrative lines below her (unapologetic) eyebrows… Allow your own imagination to run wild – don’t feel compelled to copy Linda’s look. The rule is, there are no rules! Vary the colours, try something asymmetrical or opt for curves instead of straight-edged drama.

Follow with lashings of the {Worth The Hype Volumizing & Lengthening Mascara}. It comes in four colours (including a colour-pop cobalt), then make sure your lips pack a punch with a coat of the bestselling {Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick} in the shade ‘Cherry Skies’.

Now, set forth and get set to stop traffic!


Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…