Taking a previous thicker faded liner and refreshing it doesn't always require the new artist to follow the existing design.
At first, my client requested a new soft thin lower liner and a solid black upper liner cover up over her 6 year faded permanent makeup. Although I personally don't begin new liner with wings or tails, I could either darken over previous work or I have an option to create a new design. I explained to my client that her faded steely grey-blue liner could act as a shadow above a black, dark defined line in the lash line. I also thought this would look nice with the soft lower line request. She liked the new design idea so I tattooed it.
Note that the previous work has yellowish color above the old line. This is usually a highlight that could have been white and turned yellow over time, or there was a dark mistake that the artist tried to cover with lighter ink. In this case, the...
This chart helps you pay attention to your hand speed, machine speed, and hand movements when using liners for a liner effect and shaders for a shaded effect.
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