Well, we’ve come to the end of my Capsule Makeup Series. I really hope you guys have enjoyed all the looks I’ve shared with you throughout the month of March using the same six products in various different ways. And I hope it’s inspired even one person to test their creativity with makeup, and step out of their comfort zone with colors and textures. You don’t have to own a million and one products to create amazing looks!
If you’re itching to get caught up, make sure you check out my introductory post here, which explains all about the concept behind this series with products shots. And here are some quick links to the earlier looks I created:
For the 5th and final look in this series…wait for it…I got a winged eyeliner look for you guys! Yes, big news here. I actually created a wing with eyeshadow and a wet angled brush. I rarely, rarely attempt winged eyeliner because, well, I usually screw it up. So this really tested my patience and skills, but in the end I *think* it turned out pretty well (be kind!). I also wasn’t really sure at first about the combo of colors I used (green, warm brown & orange), but after everything was said and done I liked it a lot!
To recap quickly, here are the products I used throughout this series. And don’t forget to check out my new ‘Shop’ tab where I included buy links for most of these products! (Except the & Other Stories and Maybelline products.)
Juvia’s Place Saharan Palette
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
& Other Stories Eyebrow Gel
(I can’t find a link online for this product, so perhaps it’s only available in stories or it’s been discontinued. Not sure.)
Glossier Cloud Paint in Dusk
Flower Beauty Mix n’ Matte Lip Duo in Honey Nude
HOW I ACHIEVED THIS WINGED EYELINER LOOK
STEP ONE – EYES
I applied a small dab of the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer on my eyelids as a primer, and blended it out with my fingers. I then applied Katsina, the matte warm brown shade from the Saharan Palette, all over lids with a big fluffy brush. I took the same color up above my crease, all the way up to the brow.
Then came the hard part! I wet a small angled brush and went in with the shimmery green shade Kia to start building my wing. (Tip: if you mix water with an eyeshadow you can create a texture that mimics an eyeliner.) I plotted it out by using the angle between my lower lash line and the outermost tip of my brow as a guide; I then stamped along that angle with my brush to draw the wing and then drew it back to connect with my upper lash line. I only took Kia halfway across my upper lash line (as opposed to the inner corner).
(If you’re like me and have hooded eyes, I strongly suggest you watch some tutorials on YouTube to try and hone your winged liner skills! Check out this one from MUA Sam Chapman of Pixiwoo.)
I then smudged Jamila, the bright matte orange shade, under my lower lash line for a stronger pop of color.
Lastly, I applied lots of the Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara to both my upper & lower lashes.
STEP TWO – FACE
(As an aside, I used the Clinique Moisture Surge Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate all over my face as a primer to give my skin some hydration and slip.)
I applied the Radiant Creamy Concealer under my eyes, around my nose, and on my chin. I then blended out the product using patting and stippling motions with my fingers.
STEP THREE – CHEEKS
I gently rubbed the matte lipstick side of the Flower Beauty Mix n’ Matte Lip Duo in Honey Nude (a pinky nude) onto the back of my hand. I then stippled the product onto my cheeks with my fingers as I would with a cream blush.
STEP FOUR – BROWS
I ran the & Other Stories Eyebrow Gel (which is clear) through my brows to groom them and hold the hairs in place.
STEP FIVE – LIPS
I applied the pearlized gloss at the opposite end of the Flower Beauty duo all over my lips for a slightly shiny finish.
Voila! There’s my *humble* attempt at a winged eyeliner look using some contrasting pops of color. This eye look definitely took me the longest of them all, for obvious reasons; I’d say probably about 20 minutes, just to perfect the liner. Safe to say I probably won’t be doing that again for quite a while!
I’ll be writing a follow-up post next week, detailing all the little tidbits I learned and realizations I came to while creating the looks for this series. I hope you guys will find that interesting, so keep your eyes peeled on Monday!