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Define eyes for day or night with a flick of black eyeliner

Rebecca Gonsalves

Published 18/12/2012 | 12:19

Bobbi Brown's Kohl Cake Liner
Bobbi Brown's Kohl Cake Liner

A feline flick of black eyeliner has become something of a cosmetic safety blanket for those who don't have the time or dexterity to blend three shades of shadow to create the perfect smoky eye.

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Whether the line is as voluptuous as a pin-up idol's, or as sharp as a cat's claw, it is an instant way to define eyes for day or night.

There are many tricks that can be used to ensure a precise finish, from sticky-taping corners of eyes to create a stencil (a bit drastic, make sure you take some of the stickiness off on your clothes first) to pencilling it in before tracing over it with an inked-up brush.

The flick goes one step further this season, as the catwalk's gothic mood translates to one-shade black eyeshadow washed over the whole eye. Bobbi Brown's Kohl Cake Liner is just the multi-tasking product that you need at this time of year when a quick desk-to-drinks turnaround time is vital.

The powder in this limited edition pot is densely pigmented but finely milled. Use a dry shadow brush to smudge all over the eyelid, before wetting a liner brush to add a glossy flick on your upper lash line. No tricks required.

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