I posted on Instagram a picture of me with a full face of makeup that I did for Easter gatherings and asked if anyone would like to know how I did it – so here it is!
Let’s break it down into parts: eyes, lips, face
Eyes – I used a tarte palette (tarlette in bloom) but I basically used a light brown all over and a slightly darker brown in the crease. I didn’t want a sharp line so I didn’t use tape to cut it (favourite trick for a sharp edge). And BLEND. The best part and it creates a soft effect. I then used my skinny eyeliner by Marc Jacobs (Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner). I make dots along my lash line, and then just connect the dots! And I used my Voluminous L’Oreal mascara – a classic favourite.
Lips – Simple. Chapstick. I love Nivea.
Face – I started with my Clinique Moisturizer (moisture surge extended thirst relief), and then my Estée Lauder serum (Idealist) and then my foundation – double wear by Estée Lauder. So good, I have done a review on it and I loved it. I don’t usually conceal I just build up coverage where I need it, which is a great product feature of the double wear. Then I set with powder, I used Rimmel Stay Matte.
I don’t always do a full face, I’m usually a 10 minutes and out the door girl but this was super easy and made me feel great (hence the selfie).
I previously did a post about how to do the perfect winged liner, now its time to step it up and review some handy liners that actually don’t make your life difficult.
My first step in this process was tight lining with the Marc Jacobs liner. It is small and compact and allows for a fine line. It is also very workable and easy to fix mistakes with a quick q-tip swipe. After this I used the thicker Maybelline liner. I sometimes struggle with the thickness in creating a finer line, but paired up with the Marc Jacobs in order to extend into a wing – is excellent.
The textures are creamy, and thicker making it not likely to slide off your face when oil or water comes into play. Although not water proof they have both proven to be durable. The Marc Jacobs liner usually retails around $31 CAD and the Maybelline is under $10 CAD.
What’s great about the Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner by Marc Jacobs is it comes in your basic blacks and browns and then fun colours like purple and blue. This to me is an added bonus.
The perfect winged liner is a mystery to most, and continues to be hard to figure out. Although I am not a master of it, I would say I’ve finally moved on from the rookie stage. So here is my tip by tip how to.
1. Make small dots along the lash line with a pencil eyeliner
2. Take a liquid eyeliner (preferably not felt tip) and connect the dots
3. Build it up. What I mean by this is keep the line thin on the inner corner of the eye and build towards the outer corner
4. Make a small dot where you want your wing to point/end and pull the liner back towards the eye
5. The best part! Any mistakes, just take a q-tip and clean up the area.
Another trick I’ve tried and sometimes works well, is using tape and creating a stencil for your eyeliner. The only downside is you have to wait for it to completely dry, but 9/10 times it turns out great.