Winged Eye Liner
i wish i could do this but i suck at putting makeup on =/
I promise, it’s not as hard as you think. No one is perfect at it when they’re first starting out applying liner.
Try using a small piece of tissue or paper to act as a guide and help you create a straight line.
Remember, practice makes perfect! :]
Winged Eyeliner Step-by-Step Instructions.
Lately, I’ve been keeping my makeup really simple, just foundation, concealer, eyeliner, mascara, and blush. It’s actually been kind of refreshing not applying as much makeup as I have been.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m still a total makeup lover, but I’ve just enjoyed things a bit more simple as my go-to fall look.
Here are the makeup products I used to achieve this look:
Foundation: MAC Pro Longwear in NC45
For a long time I wasn’t a huge fan of this foundation, but I started using a sponge to apply it, and I am in LOVE with this finish I get. I’ve worn it every time I’ve applied foundation for the last few weeks and I ran out of it this morning :/
Oh well, at least I get to make a trip to MAC this weekend, haha.
Concealer: MAC Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer in NC45
Another MAC product I love and use on a regular basis. I’m scraping the bottom of my pot, so it’s definitely time for another on of these. I just love this concealer because it give me a nice brightness under my eyes, helps to conceal any bags/puffiness, and stays put all day.
Eye Liner: e.l.f. Liquid Eye Liner in Black
I actually thought this eyeliner was complete garbage when I first tried it. I ran out of my gel eyeliner from Maybelline that I used religiously, but didn’t feel like going out and buying another product. So, I pulled out e.l.f.’s eyeliner again to see if my opinion changed at all the second time around, it total had.
I used to be all for gel eyeliner, but this liner has really converted me over to a liquid liner gal.
Mascara: Maybelline Illegal Length Fiber Extensions Mascara
I am in freaking love with this mascara. I’ve done a review on this, so I’ll keep it short and sweet. If you wanna know more, check this post out.
Blush: NARS Blush in Orgasm
This blush is fantastical. Enough said. If you haven’t tried this or are even close to thinking about buying this…please do yourself a favor and do so right away!
That’s it; that’s all I do.
PS - I am totally falling in love with my hair :]
Fall 2012 Makeup Trend: Graphic Liner
Graphic eye liner is a pretty big trend for Fall this year, so I thought I’d gather some photos for inspiration.
I thought I’d share some great YouTube tutorials as well if you’re interested in creating a look feature graphic liner, but you’re like me, and need a bit of help :]
Check out these great tutorials:
Graphic Eyeliner: HD Makeup Tutorial by GiveGoodFace
This is a pretty simple graphic eye, but I think it’s a great one to try if you’re a bit hesitant or don’t want to go too over the top.
This tutorial is done on a model with Asian/hooded eyes, so this is a great video to check out if you have hooded eyes and would like to see how to create a graphic eye liner look.
How to: Get the Graphic eye-makeup look by LOrealParisUK
This is a great, quick tutorial to get the look featured in the second to last image above.
Tutorial: Anime Eye Liner 1 by zWinnieYap
This is a pretty intense look, but I think it’s pretty dramatic and very striking if you’re feeling brave.
Be warned, this one is going to require you to have a pretty steady hand.
Have fun and create some great graphic eye liner looks!
Pin-spiration of the Day: Blue Winged Liner
I really want to switch to blue liner instead of black/brown for the fall.
Makeup for Hooded Eyes
What is a hooded eye?
Well, a hooded eye, is when your mobile lid is completely hidden or almost completely hidden by your upper eye area. It create a sort of “hood” for your lid, hence hooded eyes.
Hooded eyes/lids can come in a variety of flavors, some of you might have lids that are completely hooded, other might have lids that are partially hooded, some of you might have an eye lid that’s hooded and on that isn’t.
Here’s an example of hooded eyes:
A lot of makeup tutorials don’t take into account beauties that have hooded lids, myself included.
So I thought I’d share a few tips and tricks to help you ladies/gents out there that can really make your hooded eyes shine.
Be conscious about where you apply your color:
Feel free to apply color wherever you’d like when creating an eye look, but you want to keep in mind, if you have hooded lids, you really won’t be able to see much of the color when your eyes are open. The only time you’ll really see color is when you close your eyes.
With that being said, when you have hooded eyes, applying color along your lower lash line is a great way to add fun pops of color that will be visible at all times.
Also, make sure to apply a light color to your brow bone and tear duct to help open up your eyes.
Go beyond your crease:
A lot of makeup tutorials will talk about applying color to your crease. When you have hooded eyes, your natural crease is going to be covered up by the hood when your eyes are open.
So, when a look calls for applying color to your crease, apply the color a bit higher than your natural crease (make sure not to extend into your brow bone) that way, when your eye is open, you’ll still be able to see that color that is supposed to be in your crease, and help to give your eye depth.
Use your shadow to help lift your eye:
When your eyes are hooded, they can tend to look somewhat droopy since there is that skin from the upper eye area that can hang down a bit.
So, to counteract that, you’ll want to apply your eye shadow in upward motions to help pull your eye up.
You can also bring the color from your lower lash line with an upward angle at the outside edge. This will also help to lift your eye.
Understanding how to line your lids:
When lining your upper lash line, you need to remember that most if not all of your mobile lid will be covered, so you don’t want to do any line that’s too thick.
Try lining your upper water line, this will give some darkness at the lash line to help make your lashes look thicker, but it won’t take over your lid.
Winged liner is a very popular eyeliner shape, and I won’t lie, it can be a bit tricky with hooded lids. The key to creating this shape with hooded eyes is to line your eyes with them open. Make sure that the wing you create isn’t getting covered by your hood.
Now all you lovelies with hooded eyes, get out there and make the most of your eyes! :]