How to do eye makeup like Kareena with the new Lakme Eyeconic colored kajal pencils
The new ad campaign by Lakme Eyeconic really caught my eye. They were created by a very talented makeup artist from Mumbai named Daniel Bauer and each look was so different from the other! I feel that Lakme has totally nailed it by introducing 5 new shades of kajal in the eyeconic line – white, blue, brown, gray and green where in today’s day and age, there aren’t too many affordable brands manufacturing colored kajal pencils. I managed to get my hands on 4 out of 5 shades (except the gray) and tried recreating the same looks on myself 🙂
And this is what they look like on me—
In case if you’d like to try them out, here are the steps that you could follow to achieve each look–
1. Lakme Eyeconic White–
Step 1: First, I applied a nude eye shadow all over the eyelid and then with a matte brown shadow I contoured on the crease line to add some depth.
Step 2: Next, I lined my waterline with the white kajal pencil and extended it a little out of the tear duct area.
Step 3: I used black eye shadow as the eyeliner on the upper lash line and the lower lash line and smudged it with an angled brush to soften the lines.
Step 4: Finally I curled my lashes and applied lots of mascara on the upper and lower lashes!
If you look closely, Kareena is wearing false lashes on her lower lash line and mascara over them. To make the look more wearable, instead of putting on faux lashes, I just applied mascara on the lower lashes to get a similar effect.
2. Lakme Eyeconic Blue–
Step 1: Since the entire look is about the color blue, I first applied some light blue shadow all over the eyelid.
Step 2: To blend out the blue, I packed some dark gray shadow on a blending brush and blended all over the crease line.
Step 3: I then lined my waterline with the blue kajal pencil and dragged some on the lower lash line and smudged it with a pencil brush all the way into the tear duct area.
Step 4: To finish off, I curled my lashes and added mascara.
This look is pretty bold as there is a lot going on on the lower lash line. Hence I’m guessing, there is no eyeliner in this look. If you’d like to wear the kajal as an eyeliner, I’d suggest wearing it only on top and not at the bottom. Sometimes there is beauty in simplicity 🙂
3. Lakme Eyeconic Brown–
Step 1: Draw a messy line on the upper lash liner as a liner and smudge until the crease with a pencil brush.
Step 2: Fill the waterline with the same brown kajal and smudge some on the lower lash line.
Step 3: To get a more prominent eyeliner, take the same kajal and draw a line on the upper lash line. Use a black eye shadow instead for a dreamy effect.
Step 4: Add loads of mascara for this one!
The brown smokey eye is my favorite look of all time as it can be worn during the day or the night unlike a black smokey or a red lip or even a bright fuchsia lip! The key to getting a gorgeous smokey eye is BLENDING! Make sure to invest in a blending brush and see how easily it helps you achieve the look.
4. Lakme Eyeconic Green–
Step 1: Start by dabbing on some translucent powder all over the lids to get rid of any oiliness as the pencil might not glide on well otherwise.
Step 2: Use a scotch tape on either side of the eye. Draw a wing at the edges and slowly drag the pencil inwards towards the inner corner of the eyes. Use a brush to smoothen the edges, if necessary.
Step 3: Drag the pencil on the lower lash line keeping the waterline free of color. Blend with a brush.
Step 4: Curl lashes well and add 2 coats of mascara.
The easiest way to get similar looking ‘wings’ on both the eyes is by using a scotch tape. Try it out and see how easily a winged liner can be created!
If you have any of the above colors, do try it out this way and let me know how it works for you!
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