The main types of arrows for the eyes
Arrows are different! Experiment and try different types of arrows for the eyes, depending on the occasion and mood. Let’s look at the most popular arrow shapes and drawing methods.
Such an arrow, depending on the length and the chosen shade, is suitable for any occasion. Start drawing it from the corner of the eye and draw it to the edge of the eye, emphasizing the ciliary contour.
In order to make a feathered arrow, it is better to choose a gel pencil (for example, Tattoo Liner from Maybelline New York), rather than a liquid eyeliner. Draw a line, as for a classic arrow, and then blend (for this it is better to choose a special brush). The feathered arrow looks especially cool in combination with shadows of a contrasting shade. For example, use golden shadows on the moving eyelid, and then make a black feathered arrow. Eye makeup is ready!
An arrow with two tails is one of the favorite trends of modern beauty bloggers. It’s very simple: draw a classic arrow (towards the temple or a straight line), and then draw another ponytail of the same length and width, only downwards. To make such a make-up look more holistic, we advise you to slightly darken the lower eyelid.
The famous cat-eye technique is a favorite technique of makeup artists for red carpets. This makeup suits girls with any eye shape and makes the look very attractive.
Start creating an arrow from the very corners of the eyes and gradually make it wider. The tail needs to be made wider and more curved than that of the classic arrow – the arrow should resemble a comma in reverse.
A cool idea for an evening eye makeup or for a costume party look. The ideal assistant in creating such arrows is Lasting Drama gel eyeliner from Maybelline New York with a convenient brush. However, beautiful Arabic arrows can be made with a pencil and shadows. Start drawing an arrow from the corner of the eye, then with the help of a brush, as it were, outline the entire contour of the eye. Focus on the area at the corners of the eyes: draw a small “reverse” arrow towards the nose. At the tip of the eye, you can also stretch the arrow towards the temple.
How to draw arrows on the eyes
We debunk the myth that arrows can only be drawn with eyeliner.
Gel, liquid, markers – choose an eyeliner that is more convenient for you to draw arrows. The Maybelline NY range includes all varieties. The most saturated pigment and clear lines are the main advantage of eyeliner. She can draw any clear arrows – neat for every day, graphic or feline for a special occasion.
But the pencil is ideal for the shaded arrows that are fashionable today. A gel pencil (for example, Tattoo Liner from Maybelline NY) will do this especially well. However, this is also a universal beauty soldier: with the help of pencils, you can draw clear lines. You can also draw the mucous membrane of the eyelid with a pencil and create the most dramatic eye makeup.
If you want to draw arrows with shadows, choose ultra-pigmented products. And not necessarily classic dry ones! Cream eyeshadows and metallic eyeshadows are perfect for this mission – choose any Color Tattoo shade. Arm yourself with a special thin brush and draw an arrow the way you would do it with an eyeliner. It is also very convenient to draw feathered arrows with shadows. Life hack from makeup artists: do not forget to use the base under the shadows.
Review of Maybelline NY’s best tools for creating perfect arrows
Maybelline New York has many beauty products for creating beautiful arrows, which can be easily used by both beginners and beauty professionals. Let’s look at a few of them.
Eyeliner Hyper Easy
Perhaps the most convenient eyeliner format is a marker eyeliner. Especially if it’s a Hyper Easy marker eyeliner with a flexible movable applicator that allows you to draw arrows of any shape. The pigment is ultra-rich and long-lasting. The consistency of the eyeliner is quite runny so apply it, give the liner 20 seconds to dry completely and voila! – long-lasting and beautiful eye makeup is ready! Suitable even for girls with oily skin of the eyelids – it does not imprint and does not roll.
Tattoo Liner Gel Eye Pencil
Girls who say they don’t like eyeliners just haven’t tried Maybelline NY’s bestseller, the Tattoo Liner. Incredibly long-wearing (lasts up to 36 hours!), smudge-free and water-resistant. What else is needed for the complete happiness of lovers of shooters? That’s right, lots of colors! Tattoo Liner is available in as many as 9 – from classic to bright and unusual (for example, gemstone colors). Experiment!
Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner
Professional makeup artists love this eyeliner and often use it on set and for red carpet looks. But don’t be scared: you’ll be surprised how easy it is to draw arrows for her yourself. All thanks to the dense gel texture, which is difficult to overdo it. The pigment does not spread, so with the help of a convenient brush it will not be difficult to draw arrows of any shape. And of course, one cannot fail to note the incredible durability: you can draw arrows and forget about them altogether – they will remain saturated for as long as you need.
Graphic arrows from bloggers Dasha Kay and Anya Nesk
Still doubting your beauty skills when it comes to shooters? With Maybelline New York tools, you can create arrows on the run or even in a taxi! Look how cool bloggers Dasha Kay and Anya Nesk do it.