Someone asked me why am I not writing in french knowing that English is NOT my mother tongue and that I'm struggling sometimes when I try to express myself and be as clear as I can (and trying not to make too much beginners sentences we learnt at school. *Where is Brian? Brian is in the kitchen* )
I would love to write in french but I feel like the whole make up blog thing is happening in the USA or in the UK , therefore It is best for me to write in english in order to reach a vaster public.
Blogging is not as popular in France as it is in the uk for instance, and it is even less popular in my "oh-so-loved" country : Belgium.
Most of the time when I say to someone (Belgian someone) that I have blog their reactions are always pretty much the same.
It's something similar to this :
* A WHAT? (giggles).. for real? WHAT? you take pictures of your nails? What the heck is wrong with you... (Extra Giggles) *
....OMG I'm actually being make up-bullied haha!
To be honest, I'm not surprised because belgian mentality is very narrowminded and I can't help myself feeling like a bit of weirdo everytime that happens but hopefully... TATAAM
When I go back to my blog, to my twitter I'm overwhelmed with sweet comments and I discover amazing blogs and amazing people from all over the world.
And I realize that nothing makes me happier than writing and sharing about what I'm passionate about and THAT really worths being taken for a "weirdo" :)
Okay that was so cheesy haha.
That little clarification being expressed...
My main point tonight is to talk about one of my favourite eye make up. Winged eyeliner.
So here we're not talking about discreet and thin eyeliner. Noooo.
When I think winged eyeliner, I think thick and garish line. I think 70's. I think Brigitte Bardot and Nicole Richie..I think glamorous and fierce.
Brigitte Bardot is unavoidably one of the most representative actrice and activist that rocked the winged liner.
Winged liner is so her trademark
Fierce and glamorous, just like Eva Mendes
I love how a great winged eye liner can bring you back in a sec to the 70's.
One of my favourite period :)
So how to achieve a perfect catline winged eye liner that doesn't look wonky.
(Yes Amy Winehouse, it's you I'm talking about when I say wonky.)
Eeeeek.. that's a NO-NO. It's just too much, too messy, too thick..too everything.
It would definitely be wiser to follow Eva Mendes in that how-to delicate application that always arouse loads of apprehension because even slighty wrong and you can look like a total loon.
Most of my girlfriends always ask me :
" HOW the hell do you achieve such a look?
I don't know how to to..
My hands are shaky and I don't know where to start from,
and what kind of eye liner works best?"
Step 1 : If you want to go for a basic plain winged liner look. Don't go crazy on the eyeshadow or go eyeshadow free if you don't feel comfortable enough using both.
But please...please ladies, from the bottom of my pink sweet heart , I'm asking you : USE A BASE to avoid the ugly black stain on the eyelid at the end of the day.
(Let me know if you would like a "Base" post )
I used Vapour all over the lid and Malt on the crease (the 2 lighter colours at the top)
Step 2 : Trace the line over.
First start with a thin line from the inner to the outer of your eyelid.
How far your wings go is up to you, your personnality or your eyes shade but don't forget that less is usually more. (Remember Amy Winehouse picture?Okay..)
Then once you're happy with the first line, trace over the thick line preferably with liquid liner.
Belgian peeps, I used Hema black eyeliner, best eye liner I've used so far. But I heard the Illamasqua liquid liner is a keeper!
Rest your elbow on a table to keep your hand steady.
Step 3 : Check yourself in the mirror to be sure that both of your lines looks symetrical and if needed use a cotton bug to make some corrections.
When I go for a winged eyeliner look , I like to go bare on the downer lashes so to make it look even more bright I use my Benefit eye brightener (Must have!)
Step 4 : I apply a thick coat, (well maybe more ten) of mascara . I used YSL - Effet faux cils to maximize the catliner effect. (Best mascara ever...just sayin)
And voila :)
I tried to make it look the most nicolerichie-esque I could :)
Oh and yes, nude lips and winged liner are getting along very very well.
With red lips you might look a little too hooker-ish and take away the fierce glance look wanted
If you're not used to apply liner , I can guarantee you it will gets better and better with time
and patience :)
Okay my girls, I hope this was helpful and that it gives you the strength to give that damn winged liner a try :)
Oh em gee, longest post ever wrote. Hope it didn't bring you the zzzz :)
Have a fabulous weekend filled with love and cupcakes.