How to achieve a sharp, winged eye shadow look
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While browsing Pinterest, I found a sharp, winged shadow look that I feel in love with, the only thing is that I was afraid it would come across a bit unnatural, which is just not my taste. So, instead of copying the photo verbatim, I put my own spin on this daring look and created a more wearable look.
[hr] [twocol_one] [/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last]The first thing I did was apply E7 (satin finish, champagne color) all over the lid using an angled shadow brush. This color is gorgeous and so versatile. The satin finish draws light to the eye without creating a distraction.[/twocol_one_last] [twocol_one] [/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last]Next, I mixed E2 (purple) and E11 (gray) to get a purply gray color and packed this on to my outer corner and crease with a pencil brush. One of my favorite time-crunch tips is to use tape as an outline! Run the tape over your palm to weaken the adhesive before sticking it under your lower last line. You can see that I kept everything natural and well blended.[/twocol_one_last] [twocol_one] [/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last]Now, remove your tape. Look at that precise line! You can also use this nifty little trick for winging eye liner! You get a straight line every time without the fallout! This also gives you a nice visual to wing both eyes at the same angle.[/twocol_one_last] [twocol_one] [/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last]Next I used E1 (shimmery white) on a blending brush to blend out the crease line. Work in circular motions instead of dragging the color from side to side. This prevents the “muddy” effect.[/twocol_one_last] [twocol_one] [/twocol_one][twocol_one_last]Finally, I used E11 (pure black) to line my eyes. This definitely doesn’t have to be perfect, as a smoky line creates a more sultry effect, which is what we’re going for! Also, line your lower water line, working the black just below your lower lashes. Define your brows and apply mascara.[/twocol_one_last]
Your eyes should now be complete.[hr]
[/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last]Finish the look by applying your favorite c0ncealor, foundation, BB cream or powder. Choose a bubblegum pink blush and blend this lightly onto the apples of your cheeks.[/twocol_one_last]
Since your eyes are so vivid, wear French Skirt on your lips. This color is great because it gives you an understated hint of color. Top off with Rallye Balm for added softness and protection.[/twocol_one_last][hr]
Now you’ve got an awesome look for occasions that call for more than just a neutral eye.
You can see that, when worn with glasses, this look can be suitable for every day wear! Purple looks great with any eye color or skin tone. We’re REALLY excited to bring you our exclusive mineral eye shadows in the coming months, so be sure to look out for an eyeshadow naming contest and official release date!
FEEDBACK: What do YOU think of this look? If you’re not a fan of color, would you wear this look if applied with neutral shadows? Do you wear glasses or are you bold enough to rock this look and make a statement?