Inspired by this season’s heavy eyeliner looks, from subtle wings to dramatic geometric lines—this tutorial is for the “on-trend” bride who wants a retro, sleek look.
Apply a waterproof eye shadow pencil in a shimmery beige to the whole eyelid. Pat a loose shimmer powder on the center of the eyelid to “open up” the eye and give the shadow pencil more staying power. Define the crease using a caramel color eye shadow.
Using a sharp edge of a card (I used my business card), line it up with the outer edge of the lower eyelid, angling it up to the temple. Using the eyeliner, trace the line from the bottom lid outward. Once you remove the card, you will have a perfect line! Go back and trace over the line with a waterproof black cream liner to give it more depth and drama. Make Up For Ever “Aqua Black” is the blackest liner out there and will stay on for hours.
Coat top and bottom lashes with a waterproof mascara, for more effect, add a few individual lashes to the outer corners of the eyes. For brighter, wider eyes, line with nude kohl eyeliner inside the waterline. Chanel Le Crayon Kohl eye pencil in Clair works well for this.
Balance the look with a healthy shade of rosy pink applied to the apples of the cheeks. Make Up For Ever HD cream blush gives you a natural flush that looks like a second skin.
Keep the lips soft using a baby pink lip color. Make Up For Ever’s N23 is a sheer shiny lip color that will keep your lips kissable and your eyes remaining the focal point.
I've attempted the winged eyeliner more than once and admittedly, have ended up looking more like I was going to a Halloween party than an elegant event. But to my own defense, I never really followed a tutorial-but just winged it (no pun intended!). So you can only imagine my excitement when the lovely Lori Pinsky offered up her secrets to get that perfect 'wing'. Trust me, with gorgeous imagery from Steve Steinhardt, you're going to want to pin this one for safe keeping!