The Distressed Liner Look We're Obsessing Over Now

Models and Tracy Reese made lived-in liner chic.

Virginia Lowman Feb, 18, 2016

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Up the ante on your smoky eye with a little distressed flare. Think: Sunday morning after you've slept in your makeup and your liner is a little spotted on your face. To make the look fresh, Mary Kay lead makeup artist Deanna Melluso, swirled a light flush of color on lips and cheeks. 

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Lead Makeup artist for Mary Kay, Deanna Melluso, used True Dimension Lipstick in Chocolatte on the temples as a subtle highlighter and applied it to lips as well, matting them down with a powder. 

Mary Kay True Dimension Lipstick in Choclatte ($18, at

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To complete the look, brush your brows down and set the look with a little translucent powder.

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Don't stress over making your liner perfect; a little smudge here and there adds to the look.

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To create the smoky liner and tribal stripes, coat the back of your hand with Mary Kay At Play Shadow & Liner in Rebel Rose.

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Apply two coats of Mary Kay Lash Love Mascara to add depth to the eyes.

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Lead makeup artist for Mary Kay, Deanna Melluso, ued dental floss to create the painterly stripes beneath the model's eyes, a trick she learned from Tom Pecheux. To execute the lines, Melluso coated the back of her hand with Mary Kay At Play Shadow+ Liner and held a piece of floss taught and ran the floss through the liner. She then pressed the taught string into the skin to create dark streaks for a lived-in feel.

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Use dental floss and liner to create the tribal streaks under your eyes.


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