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Invisible Eyeliner Will Make You The Houdini Of Makeup

This latest eyeliner trend will have everyone doing a double take.

The latest eye makeup trend will probably have you inducted into the Magician Hall of Fame (if that's a thing?) once you've mastered it. The appropriately-dubbed invisible or floating eyeliner trend is using negative space to create the illusion of a winged or flicked liner, and it has officially taken Instagram by storm.




FLOATING LINER. 🌥🌥 collab i did with @makeupbysasha and inspired by the floating liner queen @staceymariemua ⭐️ eyes: #anastasiabeverlyhills modern renaissance palette in "buon fresco", "red ochre", "venetian red", "love letter", "cypress umber", "tempera" and "vermeer", #mac pro longwear concealer in nw15, #urbandecay heavy metal glitter eyeliner in "distortion". lashes: #maccosmetics in extreme dimension 3d black mascara + #houseoflashes "iconic" lashes. #makeup #mua #floatingliner #invisibleliner #abh #slave2beauty #wakeupandmakeup #underratedmakeupbabes #undiscovered_muas #underratedmuas #bretmansvanity #brian_champagne #vegas_nay #featmuas #featuremuas #makeupslayageworldwide #modernrenaissance #beauty #beautyblog #beautyblogger #beautyblender #spectrumcollections #instabeauty

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No wing winged liner inspired by @staceymariemua ✨✨✨✨

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INVISIBLE- LINER inspired by @staceymariemua ❤💋😍💋 💋❤💋❤😍❤💋❤EYES --------------- @anastasiabeverlyhills @norvina 'Modern Renaissance' Palette @paintglowofficial uv glitter 'Gold' @nyxcosmetics studio liner 'extreme blue' @rimmellondonuk @rimmellondonus Lash Accelerator Mascara BROWS --------- @benefitcosmeticsuk @benefitcosmetics Kabrow '5' @modelsownofficial Brow brush FACE -------- @beccacosmetics First Light Priming Filter @beccacosmetics Skin Shimmering Perfector Liquid 'Opal' @coverfx illuminating Setting Powder 'medium' @lorealmakeup true match foundation 'deep golden' @banishacnescars Vitamin C Beauty Elixir LIPS ------ @muacosmetics Velvet Lip Lacquer 'Firecracker' 'Dash' 'Flair' HAIR ---------- @wiggywigginit boho water braid crochet hair BRUSHES ---------- @spectrumcollections @ibeautybar LASHES --------- @lashesbyaccessorycircus faux mink lashes 'Khadijah' #houseofsienna #hudabeauty #motd#sleekmakeup #makeupgeek #coverfx#love2wiggit#anastasiabeverlyhills#norvina #beccacosmetics#beccaglow#beccabeauty#beccabeauties#ibeautybar#spring#lashesbyaccessoriescircus #abh#abhmodernrenaissance #modernrenaissance #modernrenaissancepalette#muacosmetics#liplacquer#rimmellondon#banishacnescars#paintglow#staceymcmua #invisibleliner#glitter #glittereyeshadow#lashesbyaccessoriescircus

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Floating Liner look ✨ @staceymariemua

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The look can be mimicked using concealer or by applying tape diagonally to line up with the corner of your eyebrow and removing it when finished. Ready to try it on your own? Find out which technique works best for you, and prepare to mesmerize your friends!

Check out this tutorial from makeup artist Alyssa Edmunds to get started!


Step 1: Blend a neutral transition shade into the crease of your eye with a blending brush.


Step 2: Take a slightly darker shade through the crease on top of the transition shade. Repeat two more times using a slightly darker shade each time to create a gradient look on the eyelid. Use the final dark shade to blend into the rest of your lid.


Step 3: Pick a shimmery eye shadow shade of your choice to complement the colors already applied and swipe it over your eyelid.


Step 4: Using a thin, pointed brush, apply concealer where you'd like your "invisible" wing/liner to be


Step 5: Using an eyeliner of your choice (Alyssa chose a bright blue to really make it pop!), line the top perimeter of your concealer outline.


Step 6: Swipe the original transition shade onto your bottom lash line.


Step 7: Using a thin, pointed brush, take the second shade from your upper lid and line the bottom lash line.


Step 8: Apply mascara and false eyelashes to finish your bold, show-stopping look!


Check out her full tutorial below!

Hannah Marsh

Hannah is a Texas-born, Iowa-raised alumna of Iowa State University. When not writing trending content across several Meredith sites, she enjoys all things fitness-related, binge-watching "Whose Line is it Anyway" episodes and fully embracing her self-diagnosed peanut butter addiction.

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