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Winged eyeliner, as beautiful as it may be, can sometimes be a tad challenging to perfect. Winged eye shadow on the other hand, now that’s something a bit easier to achieve. Designed to create the same angular look as winged eyeliner, only extended up towards your crease and eyebrow bone, you can expect this eye makeup look to turn heads every time you tour it around town. Below, we introduce you not only to the step-by-step process of achieving the winged eye shadow look, but the best eye makeup to bring it to life, too. Ready to rock a new beauty look? Keep scrolling!
Here’s everything you need to know about creating a winged eye shadow makeup look.
What you’ll need:
If you want a metallic winged eye shadow look…try the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Crushed Foils Metallic Eye Shadow.
If you want a peachy-pink winged eye shadow look…try the L’Oréal Paris Paradise Enchanted Scented Eyeshadow Palette.
If you want a dark winged eye shadow look…try the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Noir Cest Noir.
L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof – All Skin Types
L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Liquid Eyeliner in Rose Gold or Black
L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara Primer/ Base
L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara in Mystic Black
L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Super-Blendable Multi-Use Concealer
Get the look by following these simple steps:
As with any makeup you actually want to last on your eyes, face, or lips, when it comes to a winged eye shadow look that makes it from day to night, it’s essential to start with primer. A touch of eye makeup primer on your lids is all you need. This can help create a smooth base for the rest of your eye makeup application and allow your makeup to wear more evenly throughout the day.
Now, the moment you’ve been waiting for. Regardless of the eye shadow color you’re choosing to use to accentuate your beauty look, the process is the same. Using a dense tapered eye shadow brush, extend the eye shadow from the outer corner of your eye in an ever-so-slight diagonal line up towards your crease and then in a sharp corner back towards the inner corner of your eye. Next, use a fluffier eye shadow brush to help blend the eye shadow onto your actual lid, while also taking the time to make your edges look a little less harsh. If you find that you’ve blended your eye shadow too much and you’d like a sharper-looking winged eye shadow look, dip an angled eye makeup brush into some micellar water to clean up the edges.
This step is optional. If you’re a lover of eyeliner, then, by all means, trace some on. We particularly love the contrasting look of black eyeliner on peach and metallic eye shadows, and rose gold on black eye shadow.
After applying your eyeliner—or if you choose to skip eyeliner altogether—prime your lashes with a swipe of lash primer and follow it up with a coat of mascara.
Once you finish your bold winged eye shadow eye makeup look, you have the option of moving forward with the rest of your face makeup. Personally, we love the look of bare skin with this eye shadow look, as bold lids and clean skin is trending as the seasonal look of the moment. That said, you may still want to touch up a bit directly under your eyes in case there was any eye shadow fall-out. To brighten the area, blend a couple small dots of concealer into place and fall in love with what’s sure to become your new go-to makeup look.
If you want to learn more ways to update your makeup routine, check out our article, 5 Makeup Products to Have on Your Radar for Summer 2018.