Graphic Winged Liner Tutorial: Tricky to do but makes quite a statement!
Disclaimer first: this is going to take a bit of practise if you’re not used to working with liners.
Also, I used a really bright purple liner from Lime Crime, called Orchidaceous, and I haven’t seen any dupes, so if anyone knows any similar alternatives, do reply to this post and let everyone know in case there are some who aren’t looking at spending too much on a colored liner!
You’ll need 3 shadows:
- Pale cotton-candy pink or beige (e.g. MAC Yogurt)
- A medium violet-blue duochrome. (I used a limited edition shade from Urban Decay called Omen, but you can also use more pink version like MAC Stars n Rockets or Coastal Scents mica Chameleon Violet, which is a great, cheap dupe of this shade.)
- A soft grey/charcoal (I’m not going to name any shades because you can use ANY deep grey.
For the liner, I used:
- A charcoal (grey-black) pencil from Bourjois, #51 Noir Effet Miroir
- Lime Crime Orchidaceous, as mentioned above
Step 1: First pack the pale pink/beige shade into the inner 1/3 of the lids.
Step 2: With the violet shadow, run along the lower lash line, and then pack onto the outer 2/3 of the lids, blending inwards slightly along the socket line.
Step 3: The defined crease. Use a dark grey and a small pencil brush, and run it along the outer halves of your socket line to emphasize it. This is not the fold of your crease. It’s the hollow arc above your eye ball, where your eye contour is naturally. Feel for it with your fingers.
Step 4: Just use the brush you used earlier (to apply your purple shadow) to blend out and soften the grey line. It shouldn’t look like a harsh stripe.
Step 5: Use your dark grey-black pencil to draw the outer end of your flick first. (If you don’t have a charcoal color, a black would work perfectly well; a charcoal is just less dramatic.) Make sure it is parallel to your lower lash line.
Step 6: Thicken the line by drawing from the outer tip INWARDS towards the center of your lid. Then fill in the gap between the 2 lines and extend it to the inner corners.
Step 7: This is the trickiest step. Apply the bright violet liquid liner WITHIN the V of the black winged liner. The easiest way is to place the brush down with the tip pointing outwards. You’ll actually be “stamping” your skin with the liquid on the length of the bristles.
Then, just drag it inwards gently like you would when painting your nails. The length of the brush should be against your skin the whole time. If you need to thicken the line, repeat the same movement, always moving in the same direction.
Then finish by letting the ink dry, curling your lashes and applying mascara. It’s important to make sure you coat your lashes properly with black mascara, as there could be a lot of purple ink on them.
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Simple Double-Lining Tutorial
Colorful eye pencils are a fun way to add color to your eyes without worrying about shadows and blending, etc, but sometimes using medium- to light-colored pencils can cause your eye line to look very undefined.
This is where double-lining comes in use. This typically means stacking two lines in different shades. When you use this technique for definition, the lower line tends to be a dark brown or black shade. This application method (layering one shade over another) is also a lot easier for beginners than the non-overlapping method used for two colored lines.
Step 1: First, apply the colored liner along your upper lash line. Anytime you do double-lining, the upper line should be thicker than you usually apply it because half of it is going to be “covered” by a second liner.
I prefer to apply the pencil diagonally up and out, making it thicker at the outer corners.
Step 2: Now, fill in the area under the initial line, making it a thick, solid swatch. If the shade you chose is quite light (like the bronze I chose; Sephora Flashy Liner in Flashy Copper), go ahead and apply it in the inner corners of the lower lash line as well.
Step 3: Double-lining. Using a liquid allows you to get the most opaque line with minimal fuss. If you’re not comfortable using liquid liner, I suggest using a gel liner instead, as a regular pencil is not likely to give you a very precise line when layered over another pencil.
Run it along the lash line, leaving no gap above the lashes. At the outer corners, follow the slight flick drawn by the pencil, so that both lines end at the same point.
Step 4: Apply black mascara to finish. Then as a finishing touch, to add a bit of a subtle glow to the lids, add a touch of pale gold or bronze to the center of the eye, overlapping the colored liner, but not the black.
This shadow you choose should coordinate with whatever color liner you choose. (Pale pink for pink, pale lilac for purple, etc.)
The day I first met you
You told me you’d never fall in love
But now that I get you
I know fear is what it really was
Now here we are, so close
Yet so far, haven’t I passed the test?
When will you realize
Baby, I’m not like the rest
Don’t wanna break your heart
I wanna give your heart a break
I know you’re scared it’s wrong
Like you might make a mistake
There’s just one life to live
And there’s no time to wait, to waste
So let me give your heart a break
Give your heart a break
Let me give your heart a break
Your heart a break