Dramatic Eyeliner

Posted on November 08, 2011 by terresa | 3 Comments

Winged Eyeliner One easy way to bring a little drama to your holiday look is to wear your eyeliner in this "winged" fashion.  This is easier than you think - don't be intimidated!

Tip: When experimenting with a new makeup technique, the best time is right before bed.  You're going to take your makeup off anyway, so it doesn't matter if it gets a little messy.

Winged Look
Start with one of our powdered eyeliners and a very small bowl, or the lid of the jar.  Tap some product into the bowl and add a few drops of water.  Mix, adding more water or powder until you get the consistency you want.  Practice drawing a few lines on your hand to see if you need to add more liner for more intense color.  In this demonstration, we used Luminous Shimmer Eyeliner in Paparazzi and our #33 Angle Liner Brush.  The #33 is perfect for applying the eyeliner mixed with water, because it is easy to draw it on in one, smooth motion.

Step One Begin at the inner corner of the eye and draw a line right in the roots of your eyelashes, stopping a little before you get to the outer edge.  Stop before your lashline starts to angle down (or you will be drawing the eye down which is not what we want.)   Now gently slope the line upward, aiming toward the end of your brow.  Start small with this upwards motion, you can add to it later for a more intense effect.

Step Two Go back over this line, thickening it, not being so careful to stay at the roots of the lashes.  Taper the line to a point as shown.  If this "tail" at the end looks too far away from your lashes, fill in underneath, working from your point back towards the lashes.

Step three
Open your eyes and examine your line.  How does it look with your eyes open?  Do you need to extend the line further, or did you go too far?  Is the line smooth?  Touch up as needed.

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