Makeup Challenge (10) Strong Liner

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FINAL CHALLENGE COMPLETE! Phew! Alright, the final challenge was strong liner (complete makeup challenge linked here). As you may know, I am no good at liquid liner. No good at all! I could just practice but… I use surgical tape instead. Lazy girls guide to winged liner! I taped off where I wanted my black wing to be then started building up my crease with neutral tones from Paula’s Choice Matte Palette. The best part about taping off your wing is that you really don’t need to be too neat when it comes to blending. Just blend away! No worries about getting eyeshadow in your hairline. It happens, no judgement.

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I recently picked up the Morphe 35D palette and I really wanted to use some of the more pigmented shadows in the palette for a fun colorful look. I decided on a gold lid with a purple lash line. I patted the gold on with my finger to get a nice intense color. My crease work was already done so I just blended everything slightly to make it cohesive.


Closeup alert! I smudged some black shadow against the tape, wedging out my wing. This is honestly my favorite way to create a wing because it’s pretty much fool proof. For fun and a bit of extra drama, I added some white eyeliner below the black after I peeled off my tape. I brought that white liner into the waterline and then smudged an iridescent purple into the lash line. Added some lashes, boom, done.

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I kept the rest of the face really simple. A bit of contour, highlighter and a nude lipstick. I actually really like how this came out. It may not be the most wearable but it’s great for a party! Would you wear something like this? What are your favorite products for creating a perfect winged out liner?

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Products Used:

Primer: Nivea Men Post Shave Balm, Sensitive (review to come!)

Foundation:Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless in 120 + Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk in 4.5

Concealer: Rimmel Match Perfection Skin Tone Adapting Concealer

Highlighter: Colourpop in Lunchmoney

Contour: Marc Jacobs #Instamarc Light Filtering Contour Powder in Mirage Filter 40

Eyes: Morphe 35D Palette, Paula’s Choice The Nude Mattes Eyeshadow Palette

Eyeliner: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk

Lips: Rimmel Satin Matte 14

Lashes: Eylure Love it Layer it No.117 (just the corner pieces)



  1. Candice November 30, 2015 / 09:31

    This look is really gorgeous!! I love the purple accent

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

    • Ellen November 30, 2015 / 13:18

      Thanks Candice, I’m glad you like it!

    • Ellen November 30, 2015 / 13:18

      Thanks so much Marie!

    • Ellen November 30, 2015 / 17:36

      Thanks so much Kelsey! Definitely give it a go! You may like it!

    • Ellen December 1, 2015 / 13:16

      Thanks so much! It was a really fun look to do! Definitely give it a try!

  2. Ela December 1, 2015 / 17:38

    I can never apply eyeliner that good so when I have some time I will definitely try lazy girl’s way;) however in the end you achieved that perfect liner so well done! Also congratulation on completing your challenge.

    • Ellen December 1, 2015 / 17:50

      Ahhh thanks Ela! And thanks for sticking with me ha! Definitely try it out…you’ll never go back haha. Using tape just makes it so easy.

  3. Caked To The Nines December 2, 2015 / 01:44

    Love this look! You look so beautiful 🙂 And a pop of color is always nice!

    • Ellen December 2, 2015 / 06:28

      Awe thanks so much! A pop of color really helps make the look I think!

  4. urvi December 3, 2015 / 07:41

    That is incredibly beautiful and perfect!! well done girl!!

    • Ellen December 3, 2015 / 12:55

      Thanks so much Urvi, glad you like it!

  5. coffeeslag December 4, 2015 / 12:14

    You are such a pro with makeup, seriously! I always look forward to your posts. Gorgeous! Love that pop of color.


    • Ellen December 4, 2015 / 13:08

      Thank you! That means a lot, I’m glad you enjoy them!

    • Ellen December 14, 2015 / 12:56

      Thank you! It was a bit of a different take on it but I definitely enjoyed wearing it!

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