When I posted that I was thinking about doing a soft, smoky, powder winged liner look teamed with glossy purple-plum lips I immediately got a response from so many of you guys to create a tutorial. This is a gorgeous, simple, chic and sophisticated makeup look that anyone can do and is great for proms/formals/cocktail parties and more. I love to wear it with glamorous hollywood style waves and hair tucked behind one ear but it also looks great with an updo.
Watch the video tutorial above or keep reading to see a step-by-step picture guide.
Step 1) Draw a line from the inner corner of your eye to the outer corner of your eye. Make sure the eyeliner is touching your lashes without any gaps. Always brush the eyeliner in one direction! If you brush against the lashes in opposite directions it’ll weaken the lashes.
Step 2) Imagine an invisible line linking from the outer corner of your eye to the end of your eyebrow. Draw up this invisible line to however long you want your flick to be. Doing this will complement your natural eyeshape.
Step 3) Imagine the flick and the outer corner of your eye as two sides to a triangle. Draw on the missing side of the triangle, that is linking from the tip of your flick to the eyeliner against your lashes. Fill in the triangle!
Step 4) You can leave out this step if you prefer to leave your bottom lashes untouched! Here, what I’ve done is to softly draw in under the lower lashes, then carefully smudge to give a more feathery look that isn’t so clean-cut. However, you don’t have to smudge if you like a crisp look.
Use a Brown Pencil to Sketch Out Your Ideal Liner Shape
Getting perfect eyeliner can be a tricky task and once you’ve messed up one eye it can be difficult to get them even. That’s why sketching out the shape of your liner with a light pencil first can really help.
Step 1. Take a soft brown eyeliner and sketch out your desired eyeliner shape
Step 2. Allow the eyeliner to set
Step 3. Apply your gel or liquid eyeliner directly over the brown line
Step 4. Finish with a coat of mascara and you’re done!
OVER HYPED: Urban Decay Ink For Eyes Waterproof Precision Eye Pen
I’m easily one of the biggest wined liner addicts out and if I’m time-short in the mornings I go for a perfect cat eye over eyeshadow every-time. When it comes to perfecting my winged liner I go for felt tip pens for their ease and super fine point, which is why I was so excited to try the Urban Decay Ink For Eyes Liquid Liner, sadly I was disappointed. Unlike my favourite Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner, this product has a thick, stumpy and extremely firm tip which makes it difficult to get a nice thin, effortless line. You really have to work and be super careful to achieve a perfect cat eye, plus the firmness of the applicator can feel uncomfortable on the eyelid. In terms of pigmentation, this liner was another disappointment. In order to achieve a deep black finish I had to go over the line multiple times as the shade leaned more on the grey side. However, my biggest issue with this product was the staying power. After just three hours of wear, the eyeliner had transferred into my crease and smudged on top of my
eyelids, despite the fact that I’d used an eyelid primer and hadn’t worn it for long. Overall I’m really disappointed with this eyeliner and feel it was a real flop for Urban Decay, which is a brand I usually come to expect high quality products from.
*This post contains a product which was was sent to me for consideration: disclosure policy
Y'ALL ARE ALWAYS ASKING ME HOW MY EYELINER IS ALWAYS SO ON POINT. THESE TWO STUPID MOTHERFUCKING PRODUCTS ARE HOW.
THE MASTER PRECISE LIQUID LINER IS LITERALLY A GIFT FROM THE FUCKING HEAVENS. FUCK OTHER LIQUID LINERS THAT YOU HAVE TO KEEP DIPPING THE FUCKING APPLICATOR INTO THE STUPID FUCKING EYELINER TO APPLY IT. THIS SHIT IS LIKE A FUCKING MARKER THAT YOU PUT ON YOUR EYE. IT’S A FELT BRUSH AND IT’S LITERALLY THE BEST FUCKING THING FOR WINGED EYELINER. IF YOU USE ANYTHING ELSE, YOU’RE A FUCKING PEASANT.
THIS OTHER KAJAL SHIT IS THE FUCKING BEST FOR YOUR WATERLINE. YOUR WATERLINE IS THE INNER PART OF YOUR EYELID THAT IS A PAIN IN THE ASS TO PUT EYELINER IN. WELL, THIS SHIT IS THE PERFECT FUCKING SIZE FOR YOUR WATERLINE, AND THIS FUCKING SHIT IS WATERPROOF. SO IT DOESN’T DISAPPEAR WHEN YOUR EYES WATER LIKE OTHER FUCKING EYELINERS DO. IT’S CREAM BASED SO IT GOES ON SMOOTH AND FUCKING STAYS THERE UNLESS YOU’RE A LITTLE BITCH WHO RUBS THEIR EYES A LOT. AND YOU DON’T NEED A STUPID FUCKING SHARPENER FOR IT EITHER.
SO THERE YOU GO. IF YOU USE THIS SHIT, YOUR EYELINER WILL ALWAYS BE ON POINT AS FUCK. MAYBE LATER I’LL SHOW YOU HOW I APPLY IT IF YOU BITCHES REALLY WANT ME TO. BUT FOR EXAMPLE, IT SHOULD LOOK LIKE THIS IN THE END:
MAYBE I THINK IT’S EASY TO APPLY SINCE I’M A FUCKING ARTIST WHO WORKS WITH STUPID FUCKING BRUSH INDIA INK MARKERS, BUT WINGED EYELINER IS NOT HARD TO DO IF YOU PRACTICE ENOUGH.
HAVE A GREAT FUCKING DAY, YOU ASSHOLES.
(I am in no way being sponsored by Maybelline for this post, I am just very passionate about these products)