W e all have good eyeliner days and bad eyeliner days, times where made-up eyes do not even look like friends, let alone sisters. But for me, it’s worth experimenting to find a swoosh that suits your eye shape, – and one that you can replicate symmetrically – because there’s nothing like winged liner to complete a look. Practice makes perfect. Here’s how I do mine – using the best liner I’ve found, the Marc Jacobs Magic Marc’er liquid eyeliner pen in Blacquer. I find pen eyeliners a little easier to contol than brushes, so if you are new to winged eyeliner, this magic Marc’er might just become your new best friend. How to do beauty makeup.
I begin with simple eyeshadow as a base to complement the eyeliner. I love improvising with makeup, so I often use a blusher palette as eyeshadow. Sleek Blush By 3 palette in Flame works wonders for this, it has just as much pigment as a standard eyeshadow palette. After that, I sketch out the liner by drawing a short line from the outer corner of the eye, as though following the curve of the lower lash line.
Draw a line all the way across the upper eyelid, from the tear duct to the outer edge of the lower line. It helps if you pull the eye from the corner a little, to flatten the skin, so the liner goes on smoothly.
Fill in the gaps between the outer point of the liner and the lash line, ensuring that you don’t leave any empty spaces.
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Customise … with lashes or tear-duct detailing
Add the final finishing touches to your look. I love a good highlight on my tear duct and brow bone, so I’ve used the Sleek highlight palette in Cleopatra’s Kiss. Feel free to customise your eyeliner any way you like, don’t be afraid to take the line thicker, or to make it thinner, to suit your eye shape. I’ve finished the look with a pair of my current favourite lashes by Huda Beauty in the Noelle style , I love their Samantha style, too, which gives a pretty, wispy effect.
• Marc Jacobs Magic Marc’er liquid eyeliner pen in Blacquer John Lewis, £23
• Sleek highlight palette in Cleopatra’s Kiss (Superdrug, £9.99)
• Noelle lashes by Huda Beauty (Cult Beauty, £16)