Trying New Things: Winged Liner for Lifted Lids

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stila beso new winged liner placementTaking flight!

Pop quiz, hot shot:

The pic below is the face one makes when trying…

  • A. To get through 2020 with one’s sanity relatively intact
  • B. A new winged liner placement
  • C. All of the above
  • stila beso new winged liner placementEvery day of my life since March 2020

    Inspired by Hindash

    Last weekend I watched a winged liner video by Hindash, one of my favorite makeup artists, on how to lift the lids with liner, so I thought, what the heck, why not take my own advice for once (!) and try something other than the small kitten flick I’ve been wearing for the past few months.

    stila beso new winged liner placementLong Live Lipstick Tee in Driftwood

    I followed Hindash’s advice on the placement, then ended up customizing the liner by drawing my wings with pencil liner and liquid liner. I also skipped false lashes and did a quick wash with a few MAC shadow staples on my lids for a little depth (Saddle on my lids, Wedge and Omega mixed together in the crease and a soft veil of Vapor on the brow bones and inner corner).

    What’s the most challenging aspect of doing makeup in a way you wouldn’t normally do?

    For me it’s doing placements I’m not used to. It challenges my muscle memory! I’m very used to holding my liner at a certain angle and with a very specific pressure to get the look I like, and so doing it differently feels physically weird.

    I also find that stopping and starting lines in different places is also hard. I guess I’m so used to things looking a certain way, and when they don’t, it’s a little startling.

    stila beso new winged liner placementWell, hello there!

    I do like this look because it does seem to lift my lids when I’m looking down, and especially in pics. When I see it straight on with my eyes open, though, the effect is more visible from some angles than others. I think I’ll keep practicing because mama wants some lifted lids!

    Makeup Worn in this look

  • BASE: It Cosmetics Your Skin But BetterFoundation + Skincare in Tan Warm 41 and Tan Warm 42.5 (foundation), Estee Lauder Double Wear Instant Fix Concealer in Medium Deep Warm (under eyes)
  • CHEEKS: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Give ME Sun, MAC Blushbaby Blush
  • LIPS: Stila Beso
  • EYES: Maybelline Tattoo Studio Gel Pencil in Deep Onxy, MAC Brushblack Liquid Liner

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. I’m about to put on an extra pot of coffee because I got *no* sleep last night. Anyone else need a pickmeup?


Also, I woke up with this song stuck in my head, and because I don’t want to be the only person singing it all day…


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