In my latest makeup and outfit creation, I put together a graphic eyeliner look paired with a punk-inspired outfit just for you alternative Desi womxn and femmes.
Summer is over, Christmas is just ’round the corner and it’s dawned on me that I’ve only posted once on here this year!
I had big plans for 2019 and that included blogging regularly. But, with wanting to do freelance modelling, starting a zine, officially becoming a part-time professional musician/ singer/ songwriter and working part-time in marketing, something had to give. Sadly, it ended up being quirkybrowngirl.com.
Thank you so much to all of you who have landed on my small blog, despite my irregular posting. And a big shout out to those of you who have reached out to me, especially with your buzz cut stories.
Anyway, let’s get into this graphic eyeliner look and outfit!
MAKEUP | ASYMMETRICAL GRAPHIC EYELINER + LIP LINER | GLITTER
Playing around with graphic eyeliner techniques has been my favourite at the moment (see some of my latest work on Instagram @naztoorabally). Eyeliner was my introduction into the makeup world and a graphic eyeliner, specifically winged eyeliner, was my go-to for years.
I created this graphic eyeliner look using mostly Linda Hallberg Cosmetics (now 100% vegan) and Illamasqua (many vegan products) – two of my favourite cruelty-free brands with an alternative aesthetic and champions of multi-use products.
However, as much as I love Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Crayons, I do find them slightly difficult to work with as the crayons are quite thick and some dry very quickly. That’s fine – gotta work faster!
The white was the hardest as it needed a few layers before it turned opaque. I think it could have done with a few more coats, but I was scared of ruining it. But, overall, I love how this inverted wing graphic eyeliner turned out.
I switched between using the crayon directly on my skin and picking up the product using a tapered eyeliner brush.
Tip for neat graphic eyeliner: use a cotton buds dipped in cleansing water to help clean up any mistakes and keep lines sharp.
I’ll admit that mixing a standard wing eyeliner shape with a inverted wing shape isn’t for everyone. Inverted wings are fun to play with, but tend to make your face look droopy. Combining the two made it difficult to photograph without looking like I was having a stroke.
I chose to combine these two shapes because symmetry really isn’t my forte. Our faces also aren’t symmetrical, so I thought I’d embrace that in this look.
Although, I did create some symmetry by matching the lips with the eyes! Instead of glitter, I used the NYX duo chrome highlighter to make my lips pop.
Speaking of glitter, what really sets this look on fire is the glitter. Adding the glitter completely transformed it and I’m so pleased with how it turned out.
I had to improvise with glitter application as I don’t own glitter glue or glitter primer. Instead I applied a coat of Illamasqua’s Aura Topcoat for a sticky glittery base, then mixed the Illamasqua glitter in Ultraviolet with Mehron Mixing Liquid (think I got that trick from Linda Hallberg!) and off I went with packing on the glitter potion – it worked!
Be warned if you’re a first-time glitter user and planning to recreate this: GLITTER IS A FUCKING NIGHTMARE TO REMOVE… but, totally worth it.
Tip for removing glitter: use a reusable face pad a soak it in your makeup remover. Sit in on your face for a few seconds and gently wipe away. Repeat. Take your time so you don’t damage your skin. Use tape to remove any residue.
For extra glisten, I carefully applied a bit of Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Infinity Glass to top it off.
These photos turned out amazingly well thanks to Ella who photographed this look. I was so excited to share these.
To see more of my work, follow me on Instagram @naztoorabally.
All products used are listed at the end of this post.
Now, on to the outfit!
OUTFIT | PUNK | ALTERNATIVE DESI
I needed an outfit fit for this creation. Something purple, something black, something PUNK.
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know I’m a big fan of turtlenecks! For this outfit, I made a knot at the front of the long-sleeved turtleneck I bought from a local charity shop and paired it with a dusty pink/purple velvet midi skirt from Urban Outfitters.
And for the pièce de résistance, this handmade harness by alexjustspat. Made with black PVC and clear PVC to create the ruffles. I bought this sample piece at the London Queer Fashion Show which I had the honour of modelling at this year. After all the excitement of having just walked the runway, I thought I’d treat myself to this harness.
No outfit is complete without shoes and my New Rocks were perfect for this look. They’re not the easiest shoes to wear as they’re unisex and even my wide feet are slightly too skinny for these. The weight also takes some getting used to, but I wear these to work at least once a week.
I often wonder if bloggers actually wear the outfits that they share. This is definitely something I’d wear out. My general style is a mixture of punk and goth inspired clothing and all things vintage, so I wear similar outfits all the time.
The only thing I’d alter slightly is the makeup. Specifically, the liner around the lips depending on how adventurous I was feeling.
So there you have it! A look to inspire any punk or alternative Desi. Thanks so much for reading.
I’m really pleased with how this graphic liner and punk-inspired outfit turned out. Let me know what you think in the comments 🖤 and if you’re on Instagram, why not check it out there too?
Always cruelty-free + mostly vegan. Non-vegan = 💀
Face & Brows:
Milk Makeup – Hydro Grip Primer + Kush Brow
Sleek Makeup – Lifeproof Foundation in shade 11💀
Illamasqua – Gel Sculpt
3INA – The Blush in 101 see my review of this from my 3INA haul
Linda Hallberg Cosmetics – Infinity Glass
Linda Hallberg Cosmetics – Core Crayons Kit (white and black core) + Infinity Glass
Illamasqua – Limited Edition Aura Topcoat [sold out] 💀 + glitter in Ultraviolet on top
Mehron – Mixing Liquid
Too Faced – Better Than Sex Mascara
All photos were taken by Ella Patenall
I am not affiliated with any of the brands mentioned or linked in this post at the time of posting. All views expressed are my own and the links are not sponsored (just included FYI/ to make it easier for you to find the products).