Of course there are many ways to line our eyes… just the top lashline, just the bottom, just the inner waterline, all depending on our mood that day… but try not to forget about this lovely option, integrating all three lines into a sharp and gorgeous wing! It’s such a stylized and dramatic way to make a statement. But, inherently there are a couple ways you can go wrong with this one so try to follow these guidelines in this specific order:
1. Start by rimming the inner water line with a black longwear liner instead of a kajal or kohl liner that will slowly dissipate throughout the evening. I’m currently obsessed with NARS Larger Than Life Liner in Via Veneto and Revlon ColorStay Liner in Black. Don’t forget to lift your upper lid up gently and line the upper inner waterline too. The sensation feels a little weird but it’s important not to do things halfway. Then blink your lids together to merge the two.
2. Next line your bottom lash line. It’s critical to line your bottom before your top because the bottom angle determines the top wing’s angle (brilliant!). So start at your inner corner and sweep the liner across to the outer corner. Then continue tracing along the angle where the outside lower lid turns upward as you drag the brush/pencil towards the end of your brow. (But not that far obviously!) To recreate the finish+ texture of the look above, try Chanel Illusion D’ Ombre in Mirifique or Babor Liquid Eyeliner in Black.
3. Then starting again at your inner corner, line your upper lash line, making sure it is all one width and doesn’t incrementally get thicker as you might do with other looks. When you reach the end of the eye, continue past it until you intersect with the bottom line.
4. Make sure to go back and fill in any spaces so that every millimeter has been painted black and no skin is peeking through.
Finish with a coat of mascara, then I’d suggest keeping your lip and cheek colors in the nude/light pink/light peach world as not to compete with the eyes. And filling in your brows is always a good idea but totally optional.
XO, Amy Nadine