How To: Smokey Winged Liner

From one makeup lover to another, I’m sure you feel my struggle when I say: I’m addicted to eyeliner. I typically wear eyeliner everyday and when I don’t my eyes just seem so sleepy and…naked. I’ve been using the Sephora Liquid Eyeliner and I do have to say that sometimes my look goes horribly wrong and it just looks too dark and overpowering.

Recently, Kylie Jenner shared a Snapchat post illustrating her “daily” eye makeup look composed of neutral earthy browns and a subtle, smokey wing. I was in love. If you missed it and are curious, here’s a brief recap!

I can’t remember the exact palettes that Kylie used to show off her signature look (this was before her KyShadows), but here’s what I’ve been using.

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Ta-da. The Lorac Pro Matte 8-shadow Palette. This palette packs a punch! I had trouble using it at first because it’s so pigmented, but I’ve adjusted. Beware, and remember that less is more with this palette– a gentle hand is highly recommended. I’m a huge fan of the tape method when it comes to eyeliner. I carry Scotch tape in my makeup bag and use it for rushed precision. This is key for me with this look.

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This Wet n’ Wild angled brush is another key for me. I love that this brush has a little concave spot to place your thumb! It’s a great angle brush, but I have noticed that my lines don’t look as sharp after using the brush a few times.

After priming and setting my eyes with a nude shadow– and adding my safety tape– I take “Chocolate,” or whatever brown eyeshadow (black if you’re brave) and beginning at the outer corner draw an angled line into the small of my eye. I go over it once or twice to deepen the color, remove the tape from the outer corners of my eyes and touch up any imperfections with another angled brush.

(Side note: Bad day to wear a strapless dress… I’m not nakey!)

This look is great with neutral shadows in your crease and a pop of gold eyeshadow in my tear duct.

Have you tried smokey winged shadow before?

Until next week,

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