If there is a starlet that rocks the winged eyeliner look fabulously again and again and again…and again, it’s Lauren Conrad. It’s her signature, and she does it so well. If you’re anything like us, the winged eyeliner has been attempted several times with many, many failures. Most times, we end up looking like Amy Winehouse, minus the beehive and the pink satin ballet slippers. But it doesn’t have to be that way!
On several Fall Fashion Week runways, the winged eye was sported (at times completely out-of-this-world exaggerated, but winged, nonetheless). Plus, with the uber popularity of retro TV series Mad Men, this swooped eye look is everywhere.
The key to achieving this mod, ladylike look is a good liquid liner (like Smashbox Limitless Liquid Liner Pen for $22), a steady hand, and keeping the rest of your eye makeup very light (or non-existent).
For the rest, follow these quick (and we promise, easy) steps:
1. Apply your base/foundation/powder as usual.
2. Curl your lashes and apply mascara, focusing on your top lashes.
3. Take your liquid liner and create pin-sized dots between your lashes on your lash line, and then connect them (this will help prevent the normal gap between your liner, and your eyelid that usually looks amateur.)
4. Steady your arm, and create a thin line with your liquid eyeliner at the base of your lashes (this should bring the line you already created between your lashes up onto your eyelid.)
5. On the outer half of your eyelid, create a slightly thicker line with your eyeliner, and in one swoop, slightly curve outward as soon as you get to the end of your eyelid. (Try to get it in one go, because once you start building it up, it’s hard to keep it clean.)
6. Finish your face off with some slight bronzer or blush, and keep your lips neutral.