From the runways to the sidewalks, bold, winged liner is the new upgrade to your average black line. Take your cat eye makeup to the next level with this bright blue look, and a little eyeliner guidance from makeup artist Jodi Urchik.
Think about a basic, go-to makeup look, and we bet you’re picturing a pink lip and a coat of mascara, topped off with cat eye eyeliner. But where’s the fun in that? Take a cue from the more adventurous beauty buffs on Instagram and runways and add a pop of colour to your eyes – a pop of turquoise eyeliner, more specifically. If you arm yourself with the best liquid eyeliner for the job, and winged eyeliner tips from L’Oréal Paris Canadian Makeup Artist & Expert Jodi Urchik, you’ll have the look down in no time. From prepping your skin to finishing off the look with the right lip, read on or watch to find out exactly how to apply eyeliner that’s way more interesting than basic black.
Steps for Prepping Your Skin:
Step 1: Starting with a moisturized and primed face, camouflage problem areas with a lightweight but longwearing concealer, like L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Concealer. If your skin is oily, focus on those areas prone to shine like your chin, nose and forehead.
Step 2: Apply a thin layer of foundation all over your face, using your fingers or a blending brush. Try L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation for a soft, dewy complexion.
Step 3: Make it all stay with a little setting powder, like L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Sweep & Lock Loose Powder. Dust it all over your face with a fluffy brush and again, focus on those areas prone to oiliness.
Steps for Your Winged Eyeliner:
Step 1: If you have oily eyelids, prep them for your eyeliner with an eyeshadow primer, or dab on a little more setting powder.
Step 2: Find the best eyeliner for the job, like L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints Eyeliner in Vivid Aqua. It’s a universally-flattering, highly-pigmented shade that won’t budge. Trace along your lash line with the felt tip, starting at the middle of your pupil and working outwards, adding a wing on the end. Then go back and fill in the space from the corner of your eye to the middle.
Step 3: Add a coat of volumizing mascara to finish off your winged eyeliner look. L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara will amp up your lashes without clumping our fallout.
Steps for Your Lips:
Step 1: If your lips feel dry, prime them for a coat of lipstick with a thin coat of lip balm, or go treat them to a lip mask if you have more time.
Step 2: The best lip pairing for any bold eye look is a simpler one – something like L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Matte Liquid Lipstick in Nudist.The soft shade and matte finish will let your turquoise eyeliner be the focus of your makeup look.
Now that you’ve nailed this bright, winged look, you’ll always have the perfect eyeliner when you want to stand out from the crowd. If you’re really feeling colourful, try pairing it with a coloured mascara, too, or even a bold red lip.