Punk’s Not Dead: Punker Eyeliner 


From the darkly rimmed eyes that characterize the fierce punk rockers and the CBGB’s scene, to the glam rock and coal rimmed eyes of the Max’s Kansas City crowd, to the bold, black lines of the new wave and early rap scenes, black eye liner was a part of creating the perfect eye for some of downtown NYC’s most legendary scenes.

Now it’s back, and one of my new must-have products is Punker Eye Liner from Ardency Inn. It is the perfect tool for the liquid liner look that is returning to the runways, red carpets and clubs across the world. The artistic liquid eye liner look is a leading trend this season and is something every makeup artist will have to master. Ardency Inn has a new thick eyeliner pen that will make it easy.

Inspired by the diversity of NYC’s legendary downtown music scene and its leading ladies (like Debbie Harry, Joan Jett, and Grace Jones), this liner makes it easy to accomplish their iconic looks or reimagine them for your own use. Designed as a short and thick pen, Punker is easier to handle than traditional eyeliners. The liquid formula is delivered through an oversized felt tip applicator which allows for everything from precise lines to bold strokes, depending on the pressure applied. Punker Eyeliner makes it easy to sketch bold, black strokes in thin natural lines or thick dramatic shapes with one easy swipe.

Recommended for all eye shapes, Punker is ideal for defining, shaping or lining the eye area, or anywhere you wish to draw designs. Water-resistant and easy-to-use, it goes on smoothly without skipping and lasts all day long. Here are three techniques:

Using your free hand, pull the eyelid taut. Holding Punker like a pen, line the eye from the inside of the lashes outward in one big sweep, keeping it steady and applying even pressure.

Start applying the liner at the inner corner and draw the line thicker as you get to the outer corner of the eye. This will create the appearance of larger, more defined eyes. Another liquid eyeliner trick that will make eyes appear wider is to dot the Punker liner into the spaces between the lashes of the upper lash line, wiggling the liner into the lashes. The result will look as if the lashes themselves are thicker at the root.

Gently drag Punker along the lash line and past the top outer corner of your eye. Follow the upward curve of your eye with Punker. For a dramatic winged look, draw farther out and angle the liner following the direction of your lower lash line. The effect of the liner should be thin to thick from the inner corner of the eye to the outer corner. Finish by placing Punker at the outer corner of the line and work back toward your eye using light, sketchy strokes.

Punker is ideal for creating lines or graphic designs anywhere on the face or body. The uses for Punker are only limited by your creativity. Look for Punker Eye Liner in Sephoras across the US or online at ardency.com