Jun 25, 2009

Double the Fun!

You guys know I love my liquid liners. So I'm trying something new & different with it today - the double-winged tips! This somewhat cartoon-y looks gives the illusion of bigger eyes AND thicker lashes. I toned it down for work, but I'm sure I could go much more dramatic (and even double-line the bottom lashline) for a night out!
_Apply a matte taupe all over lids (I used MAC's Era).
_Using liquid liner, line your upper eyelids as you would normally (as close to your lashline as possible) and wing the ends. (I used NYC's Liquid Liner).
_Then create another wing just slightly inwards and make sure it's a little shorter than the outer wings.
_Line your bottom waterline with white liner to create a doe-eyed look, and lightly trace your bottom lashline with the liquid liner (short, light strokes will prevent you from globbing it on)
_Curl lashes and mascara both upper & lower lashes.

Good tips for winging your liner - without looking like this (one of my favorite videos).
_Use your bottom lashline as a base - where it curves up to the corners of your eyes, just extend this line to find the appropriate angle
_Start the "wing" small, using small strokes - don't bother trying to get it all in one stroke, there's no award for that (that's what she said).
_To create a fluid connection between the wing & the base line, retrace going outwards-in.
"The wings on your eyes will take you higher!"

Speaking of doubling up, I threw on this headband for the whole "hippy" look.
silver headband, old navy

"If you don't put it on hella thick, then no one will take you seriously in life."

But for reals, don't put your liner on hella thick unless you're a chola. I'm not hatin' on cholas, I kinda used to be one (when I was in 7th grade!)

29 comments:

  1. wow, talk about control! you can use that steady hand of yours to build model helicopters with me! no? ok...

    you should post a pic of you in 7th grade. before/after!

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  2. that's so cute!!! i'm horrible w/winged eyeliner.i just can never get it right and it pisses me off cause i love the winged look! hahaha.

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  3. I can't do liquid liner if my life depended on it. haha
    you look great!

    actually i DO use the self-timer. Too self conscious to pose infront of bf. haha
    Thanks for linking me! i'll do the same for you.

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  4. i can never do a thin liner - yup jealous you can....so i say f it and do a thicker more baby doll effect. one day i will conquer the thin liner!

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  5. Eyeliner totally intimidates me. But this winged business has inspired me to give it another go!

    I just found your blog via I am Style-ish. Love everything so far! I'm also an OC girl who's made the jump past the Orange Curtain to become an Angeleno. :)

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  6. I <3 this! I did 2 lines accidentally the other day and I really liked it.xx

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  7. it looks great....always scared with the liquid eyeliner...need to try this

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  8. You did such a great job and I noticed you are in advertising and live in Cali. Me too! I'll have to try the winged eyeliner now. :)

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  9. i love liquid liner! thanks for the double wing tips! and hahahaha oh man i love that chola makeup tutorial and the quotes you've put up... have you seen her other videos? my other fave is her parody of the music video "higher" haha!

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  10. "That's what she said." LOL. I'm not good at catching the right moments to make this joke, but when I do, it's pretty hilarious.

    YAY winged eyeliner tutorial! It looks really good on you!

    I'm getting better at it.... i have this habit of stretching my eyelid upwards when applying the liner, which messes up the natural angle of the bottom lashline, thus messing up my wings. practice makes perfect!

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  11. i love that look but i can never re-create it correctly. no matter how hard i try or how many times i practice, i can't get the swooop at the end. look great on u though =)

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  12. I never knew there was a name for this - I just do them! I think I started with single wings when I first started putting on eye liner but occasionally I deviate, and this was the result. Glad to know I'm doing something right with my make-up... haha.

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  13. LOVE the eyeliner! ...it adds to your lash look too! so hot!

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  14. ahhhhh hahahaha! that's funny. you a chola?? i can't see it. lol. i love the double liner. i've tried to do this but i can never do it. boo :(

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  15. OMG i almost forgot to tell you...i signed up for shoedazzle and my first pair of shoes are already on their way! yeee so exciting!

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  16. ah.. your eye makeup is always perfect!

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  17. OK...LOVE!!! You look like you should be in a movie with that makeup and hair!

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  18. WOW!AMAZING job with the liner!! LOVE IT!!

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  19. ps- i tagged you in a game today!

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  20. this is such a cute idea - i love it. even though i don't really use liquid liner

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  21. Love ur wing liner do, i can never handle d pen eyeliner. Always love ur hair styling, perhaps u should consider a hair tutorial too!

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  22. I have that same headband in gold. My head is way to big to try the hippy headband thing. I must try the double wing this weekend.

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  23. I agree. Eyeliner put on too thick doesn't look good, but just the right amount looks great. I love the headband too!

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  24. Oooo, I -JUST- started learning how to apply liquid eyeliner (I've used pencil for the last five years) and this tutorial is going to become my new best friend haha :) Thanks for this!

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  25. This look is totally inspiring, I'll have to try it! Not really lovin the headband though.. I'm just thinking of the headband hair later :S

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  26. You are so good with make up!!! You look great!

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  27. love the double eye-ling and the headband!! its hot xD

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