Beauty Trend Breakdown: Winged Eyeliner

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Beauty Trend Breakdown: Winged Eyeliner
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This season’s eye makeup trends are bold, beautiful and not for the faint of heart. Embracing the graphic liners, high pigment jewel-toned shadows, and dramatic lashes can be a daunting task for those who might be wary to step outside their comfort zone and switch from neutrals and basic mascara to runway-worthy eye looks. That’s why we’ve tapped one of our go-to makeup experts, Stephanie Flor, to break down the trends and give you a close up play-by-play of how to apply some of the trendiest (and totally wearable) eye makeup looks.

Lorein is a natural beauty with gorgeous long eyelashes (lucky girl!) so we chose to turn up the volume with winged liner and dramatic lashes inspired by this season’s updated version of ’60s mod looks.  We chose to use neutral colored shadows to bring the lashes and the liner to the forefront but if you’re feeling daring, try pairing this look with an emerald green shadow – one of spring’s trendiest colors. Finishing this look is all about the lashes.  L’Oreal’s new Telescopic™ Shocking Extensions™ mascara allows you to separate, intensify and shockingly lengthen your lashes in one motion for an intense makeup result that will add the touch of drama this trend deserves.

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Take a look at our step-by-step process for the perfect winged liner look!

First prime the lid with a concealer. There are several eye primer products on the market but a simple concealer that matches your skin tone does the job. 

(True Match™ Super-Blendable Crayon Concealer, $8.95,


Sweep a neutral toned shadow such as Infallible® 24 HR Eyeshadow in Eternal Sunshine to create an even wash of color across the entire lid. This will help add contrast to the bold liner. Be sure to bring the shadow into the rim along the nose, up to the brow bone and out to the end of the brow line. 

(L'Oreal Infallible 24 HR Eyeshadow in Eternal Sunshine, $7.95,


To add a darker contour, apply a basic brown to the crease of the lid starting in the middle of the crease and extending to the outer corner of the eye. 

(Studio Secrets™ Professional Eyeshadow Singles in Brushed Suede, $4.48,


Using a liquid liner with a brush tip (we recommend Infallible® The Super Slim by Infallible Black), draw a line starting from just slightly above and outside the corner of the upper lid. Moving your hand downward as you reach the outer corner of the lid, create a thinner line as you reach the inner corner of the eye. It helps to use one hand to pull the eyelid taut while you're drawing the line, and be sure to keep your eye closed for about 5 seconds after applying to allow the liner to dry and avoid smudging. 

(L'Oreal Infallible The Super Slim in Black, $8.95;


Apply two coats of Telescopic™ Shocking Extensions mascara to both the upper and lower lashes. Use a lash comb to brush the lashes up for added separation and curl. 

(L'Oreal Telescopic™ Shocking Extensions, $9.95,


Highlight the brow bone and inner corners of the eye with a cream shimmer shadow and line the inner water line of the eye with a white pencil liner to finish the look and brighten the eye.

(Professional Eye Shadow Singles in Shroom Shimmer, $4.48,; Double Extend® Eye Illuminator Eyeliner in Black Crystal, $8.95,


A step-by-step look at achieving the gorgeous winged liner makeup!

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