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This is How to Wear Eyeliner for Men in The Big 20 of 20

This is How to Wear Eyeliner for Men in The Big 20 of 20

This is How To Wear Eyeliner For Men In the Big 20 of 20
Wayne (@rayutattoo) Tattoo Artist
As the go-to tattoo artist for cute designs like Hanna Barbera-inspired cartoons or twee little drawings, Wayne is trying to branch out to a traditional American style or maybe a mix of both — in his words, “I guess I’m just the guy people go to for babies.” When he is not inking on human canvases, he enjoys writing music — currenly, it leans towards the chill ambient, punk and pop punk tunes from Cigarettes After Sex and Sum 41. 

Firstly, do not call it“wearing guy liner”—that term is as dated as “living in the limelight”, “telegraphing your punches” or “learning to live with COVID-19”. Secondly, do not use an  excessive amount of time to neatly line the eyes. How to wear eyeliner for men in the big 20 of 20 then?

It looks best on men when it is “accidentally smudged”, almost like one has slept in it like a bonafide rock god — a look that Brandon Flowers, Jared Leto and Iggy Pop made famous.

Makeup artist Sha Shamsi (@Shashamsi) recommends stroking downwards and inwards with a pencil liner — especially when one draws near the waterline. “That is the easiest way to instantly create a smudge effect that looks natural.”

Wayne is wearing a HUGO Wool jacket, wool vest; Stylist’s own Wool police cap and skinny scarf.

Byredo Technical Eyeliner.
The first makeup line under the Swedish fragrance and leather goods company is already a winner — humidity resistant and made with 99.2% ingredients of natural origin.
Chanel Boy de Chanel Multi-effect Eye Pencil.
Delivering an ultra-matte finish that lasts up to 12 hours, this liner is perfect for beginners — its creamy formula glides on and is easy to remove.
Chantecaille Les Perles Vert Liner.
One swipe of this creamy liner delivers an intensely pigmented glittery stroke that is not for the faint hearted — bravado is very much needed here.
Charlotte Tilbury The Classic.
Enriched with fine opaque powders and specially-blended oils that provide ease of use, the liner wears well — with allantoin helping to soothe the delicate eye area.
DIorshow 24H Stylo Waterproof Eyeliner.
10 intense shades — ranging from matte black to pearly gold finish — that stay put on the eyelids and waterline for up to 24 hours
Fenty Beauty Flypencil.
20 colours from matte (Iggy Pop!), metallic (David Bowie!), shimmer (K-pop boyband!) to glitter (Harry Styles!) — each comes in a triangle pencil for an ergonomic grip.
Hera Easy Styling Eyeliner.
The “easy” comes with a brush-pen applicator that allows for clean, neat lines and the “styling” points to how easily it can be removed to change up one’s look.
MAC Eye Focus Dual Dare All Day Waterproof Liner.
One end of this liner features a liquid felt-tip brush for precise application while the other features a kajal pencil that smudges, blends and smokes out. =Attributes= channels (chlist) compression (compression): Zip dataWindow (box2i): [0, 0, 2047, 2047] displayWindow (box2i): [0, 0, 2047, 2047] lineOrder (lineOrder): Increasing Y nuke/full_layer_names (int): 0 nuke/node_hash (string): "ed1a29501c739f0a" nuke/shotgun/id (string): "2130" nuke/shotgun/macAngleCount (string): "1" nuke/shotgun/macCategory (string): "None" nuke/shotgun/macFormFactory (string): "None" nuke/shotgun/macProductBaseID (string): "None" nuke/shotgun/macProductName (string): "BrushStroke Liner" nuke/shotgun/macSkuVariations (string): "None" nuke/shotgun/macTotalVariations (string): "None" nuke/shotgun/shotName (string): "mc4253b" nuke/version (string): "8.0v6" pixelAspectRatio (float): 1 screenWindowCenter (v2f): [0, 0] screenWindowWidth (float): 1 type (string): "scanlineimage" version (int): 1 =Channels= A (half) B (half) G (half) R (half) beauty_opt.alpha (half) (half) (half) (half) comp_opt.alpha (half) (half) (half) (half) mc4253b_a01_Spring17_S5C4_01_Brushblack_fn_.alpha (half) (half) (half) (half) mc4253b_a01_Spring17_S5C4_02_Brushbrown_fn_.alpha (half) (half) (half) (half) mc4253b_a01_mask.alpha (half) textMatte_opt.alpha (half) (half) (half) (half) text_opt.alpha (half) (half) (half) (half)
NARS High Pigment Longwear Eyeliner.
16 “true to the box” shades that range from a metallic copper to deep green; a bright cobalt to dark chocolate brown; providing up to 12 hours of wear.
Shiseido Makeup Archliner Ink.
Saturated with rich black pigments that provide up to 12 hours of waterproof colour, the precise tip ensures total control when one is drawing a fine line or completing the look with a subtle flick.
Tom Ford Beauty Emotionproof Liner.
How emotion proof is this cream liner? It provides up to 24 hours of wear thanks to a variety of “proofs” — water, smudging, transfer and humidity.

Photography Eugene Lee
Styling Bryan Goh
Grooming Sha Shamsi using Chanel Beauty
Hair Christvian Goh using KEVIN.MURPHY

This story on how to wear eyeliner for men first appeared in the November ’20 issue of Men’s Folio Singapore.