17 June 2010

Brigitte Bardot-inspired Winged Liner

Her iconic winged liner has survived the test of time, spanning a few generations.  Winged liner is just awesome in my book.  It's a look all it's own, and it's a look that has endured over the decades as the sex-kitten look.

More pictures and what I used to create this look after the jump.

UD Primer Potion
TKB Trading Velvet White
TKB Sagittaire Mica
MAC Scene Eye Shadow
MAC Vanilla Eye Shadow
MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
UD Oil Slick 24/7 Eyeliner
MAC Mascara X
MUFE HD Primer #6
MUFE Lift Concealer #1
MAC Coquette Eye Shadow (in brows)

Korres Jasmine Lip Butter
Chanel Futile Glossimer

The key to keeping this look from going overboard is simple cheeks and lips.  Also, the glitter in Oil Slick actually makes the liner look really shiny and adds a nice twist to the winged liner. To add an even more vintage-vibe, I ventured out with a polka dot headscarf.  Kinda tied the whole look together, for me.  I don't always match my clothing and/or accessories to tie-in vintage-themed makeup, but sometimes it's fun to do so.

Winged liner takes quite a bit of practice to master and wings can run the gamut from a little flick to Lady Gaga-esque proportions.  But as they say, practice makes perfect!


  1. This is gorgeous Karin, classic and super pretty :)

  2. So pretty!!!! Loved how you did the winged liner.

  3. This is my absolute favorite, Karin. Stunning all around!

  4. Thank you, ladies! This is definitely a favorite look of mine. :D

  5. This is just sexy beautiful! I love how it looks.
    Momma Spy

    Oh - all your looks are fabulous!

  6. That's gorgeous!! I love it! I can't get TKB where I live, do you have any recs for similiar colours?

  7. Nancy - for the lid color MAC White Pigment is a dupe for TKB Velvet White. Basically, you're looking for a pearl white color (a pearly silver would look great as well), so something like MAC Crystal Avalanche or Revlon Glistening Snow Perle Shadow, would also work. You'll want to steer clear of frosty white shadows or pigments, as that will make the look outdated rather than retro.

    For the crease color anything that is a dark violet pearl or shimmer like Stila Cassis, MUFE #79, or Maybelline Amethyst Single shadow would work...actually Maybelline Amethyst Smokes or Velvet Crush Quad has the kinds of colors you'll need, too. Finally, I blended MAC Scene, which is a satiny charcoal with a blue-violet tint, over the top, which tones down the violet as well as the shimmer-factor.

    I hope that helps!