Get the Look: Red Lip and Winged Eyeliner Prom Tutorial

Monday, April 25, 2011

Moving on to the next prom tutorial in the series! This is a very basic winged eyeliner and red lip tutorial, with a little bit of a modernistic twist.

I created a lovely shimmery lid instead of the usual matte nude colour - you can increase or decrease the intensity of the shimmer as you like.

I am using my 88 neutral palette for this look - you can use any similar colours from your collection of eyeshadows.

First, fill in your brows. The brows here should be nicely filled in, not too light.

Prep your eyelid with a primer. This will help your eyeshadow last longer. Take a matte white/nude shade, and place it all over your lid, working well up towards the brow.

Then, work a medium brown colour into the crease, all the way across the eyelid, and blend it out with a fluffy blending brush.

Winged eyeliner is always a little tricky. You can make it easier by using an angled brush. Just dip your brush in a matte black eyeshadow, then 'stamp' it onto the outer corner of your eye, angling towards the eyebrow. This will help give you a sort of guideline for when you use your liquid eyeliner.

Using the eyeshadow as a guide, draw on your liquid eyeliner. I am using Face of Australia Liquid Eyeliner in Black (RRP AUD 8.95). You can take the flick as far out as you like, depending on the kind of drama you're going for. False eyelashes are also a big factor in determining what kind of flick you're going for. The larger your lashes, the more dramatic your flick can be.

Next, dip your eyeshadow brush into a glitter pigment. I used a very finely milled silver glitter pigment from Heavenly Naturals called 'Tinsel'. It doesn't show very well in the picture, but it is a lovely silvery glitter that sparkles beautifully when it catches the light. Perfect for prom, in my opinion.
To ensure that the glitter doesn't fall all over your face, place a facial tissue underneath your eye when you are applying the pigment.

Clean up underneath the eye with the leftover foundation on your foundation brush, then go over that with your undereye concealer and a fluffy blending brush. I'm using Face of Australia Anti-Ageing Stick Foundation in Beige (RRP AUD 11.95). Then, powder your face to set your makeup.

Lightly apply a rosy pink blush onto the apples of your cheeks, sweeping very lightly onto your cheekbones towards your temple. I am using Face of Australia Blush in Primrose.

Blank out your lipline with your foundation brush and a little concealer, then outline and fill in your lip with a lip liner. I'm using a nude lip liner, but you can use a red one so that you don't require too many touch ups on the night itself. Then, using a lip brush and your favourite red colour, fill in your lip. Here, I am using NYX Round Lipstick in Snow White.

Taking a light, shimmery shade from the neutrals palette, highlight the brow bones and cheekbones.

If you have small eyes, you can make them appear bigger by lining your lower waterline with a white or pastel yellow eye pencil.

Next, apply your mascara and false eyelashes.

And you're done!

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