If you’re a fan of next-level eye looks, you have to know about Vanessa Funes, aka @cutcreaser. With an ever-growing following on Instagram and TikTok, she showcases her talent for eyeliner and her bold and bright designs with the most gorgeous golden hour selfies. Think metallic butterflies, glistening stars, glossy faux tears, and sweet-as-candy shades. We chatted with Vanessa about what’s next for eye makeup trends, how to get into the art of eyeliner, and how she keeps her skin glowing and protected.
Eye makeup is so important to my overall style of makeup. Generally, I like to go easy on the rest of my face and bring out the boldness on my eyes. I genuinely do my makeup for fun, to break my own barriers, to create something that’s never been done before. I learned all my techniques and styles from other professional makeup artists and beauty content creators just by watching their videos, tutorials and mimicking their movements and their makeup choices and making it my own!
First off, learn how to do the perfect classic wing. Once you ace that, you can do anything. Second, definitely look into colorful water activated paints as opposed to colorful liquid liners. Water activated paints have such a different consistency and are way easier to apply with liner brushes. They’re super bright and pigmented and so easy to work with. Third, just have fun. Squiggles, straight lines, any pattern at all would be so cool as graphic liner looks. Don’t be afraid to get creative!