BG Tutorial: Beauty Basics – Winged Liner
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For crisp, perfectly winged liner, follow along:
A neutral semi matte eye shadow
Guerlain Terracotta Khol Kajal (212 872 2734)
Le Metier De Beaute Anamorphic Lash Mascara (212 872 8612)
1. Start with well-groomed (not overly drawn in) brows. We’re aiming for a natural, groomed look.
2. The key to crisp winged eyeliner is to create a subtle, yet definite contrast between the liner and the lid. We want our line to be exact and pronounced, for this, we shade the lower eye lid with a neutral shade of semi matte eye shadow. Choose the beige shade from Guerlain Ecrin 6 Couleurs palette in Rue De Passy. Not only does a neutral shadow give the winged liner staying power, it also helps to define the line.
3. Now we’re ready to line. Starting as close to the lash line as possible, hold liner parallel to your eye. At the center of the eye, start your line with light strokes working inward. Strokes should get increasingly lighter as you work inward. A few notes on liner strokes:
- The first few strokes need not be perfect. We’ll go over the entire line and perfect it at the end.
- Stay as close to the lash line as possible. This keeps minor smudges practically invisible…and correctable as we complete the eye.
- If you accidentally “line” outside of the intended area, you have about 3 seconds to quickly wipe the smudge away and start fresh.
4. Going back to the center of the eye, begin making light strokes from the center outward. This time, strokes will get progressively heavier as you move outward. As you approach the outer eye (about ¾ of the way down the eye), begin angling your liner upwards to create the wing.
5. Lightly rim your lower inner lash line with liner.
6. Complete the look with mascara.
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