How to Get the Perfect Puppy Eyeliner Look
The popular Kpop trend of puppy eyeliner can give you an adorable look that will melt anyone’s heart. While everyone knows what a cat eye look is, puppy eyeliner is pretty much the complete opposite. Instead of a of sexy, slinky mischievous cat eye, your eyes are more rounded, angled down in a sad, puppy expression, perfect for an innocent, cute expression.
Whether you have hooded eyes, monolids, or double lids, you can rock the puppy dog eyeliner look that so many of your favorite Kpop stars wear. So grab your liner and let’s get started!
Puppy Eyeliner for Hooded Eyes
If you have hooded eyes, then you know that regular eyeliner can sometimes be a pain. Not only is it hard to see where your lid starts and ends, but it can also be difficult to keep the top eyeliner from smudging down to your lower lid.
Fortunately, puppy eyeliner’s minimal liner look works perfectly with hooded eyes and won’t smear and smudge after a long day. It will also help elongate the outer edge of the eyes giving a larger, wide-eyed appearance.
To get started, simply take your dark pencil, liquid or gel eyeliner, or dark eye shadow and draw a line along your upper lashes. Depending how dramatic you want the look, you can line the full top lash line or start from the middle. Bring the line straight down a bit past the end of your eye making the line heavier towards the very outer eye.
Fill in the lower line starting at the inner to mid lash lash line using pencil, gel eyeliner, or eye shadow, making the outer edges the thickest. Blend where the upper and lower outer eye liner meets creating a small triangular shape on the lower lid. Add a darker eye shadow on the outer ends of the upper lid to give the eyes more depth.
Just remember, instead of winging your upper eyeliner upwards, the line should have a downward slope where it meets and blends with the lower eye line. For a more bolder look use liquid or gel eyeliner. If you want more of a subtle, natural look you should use pencil or eye shadow.
Puppy Eyeliner for Monolids
If you have monolids, then you know that sometimes regular eyeliner can make your eyes look smaller. The puppy eyeliner look actually works well with smaller eyes as it requires minimal eyeliner with accentuated outer edges. It will give your eyes more of an elongated, wider look.
To start, take your liner and draw a line along your upper lashes. Then, slightly extend the line downwards beyond the outer corners of your eyes, making the liner at the outer edges the thickest.
Fill in the lower line starting from the inner or mid lash lash line outwards almost in a straight line. Blend where the upper and lower outer eye liner meets creating a small triangular shape. It’s best to have light makeup on most of the upper lid while having the majority of pigment and darkness contained to the outer corners of the eyes. The dramatic outer eye makeup in the downward direction helps create the puppy dog effect.
Puppy Eyeliner for Double Lids:
If you have double lids, then you know that regular eyeliner is a breeze! With Puppy Eyeliner, you can achieve an incredibly cute look that will give you a soft, doe-eyed gaze.
To start, take your liner and draw a line along your upper lashes. Then, slightly extend the line upwards beyond the outer corners of your eyes making the outer ends thicker and heavier. Make sure to draw the line down wards toward the lower lash line and not outwards like you would normally do with a cat eye.
Fill in the lower line starting around mid lash lash line outwards making the outer edges the thickest. It’s pretty much just a straight outward line getting darker as the lower line meets the upper line at the outer corner of the eye. Blend the triangle shape where the upper and lower outer eye liner meets so your outer eyes have more of a cute, puppy dog shape.
Now that you know how to get the perfect Puppy Eyeliner look for your eye type, there’s no excuse not to try it out for yourself! While most of us swear and live by the winged cat eyeliner, the puppy eyeliner look is a good way to change up your look while accentuating your natural eye shape. Sometimes the cat eye look is a bit too dramatic for early morning class or work. The puppy eyeliner style can work well for day-time work or night-time club wear, depending how thick and dramatic you create the lines and shading. It gives your look a subtle change that’s innocent yet still bold and stylish.