Step by Step Smokey Winged Liner Tutorial

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Hey my loves!
How has your day been? Today's tutorial is going to be on this classic smoked out liner look. I found that the steps in this look can be quite difficult to explain in writing but I've tried my best and I've also included a lot of pictures of each step to help you guys understand! So let's get started!

Step by Step Smokey Winged Liner Tutorial
Here's what you'll need:
  1. Tape(I know!)
  2. Matte taupe eyeshadow
  3. Matte deep brown eyeshadow
  4. Matte black eyeshadow
  5. Mascara
  6. Falsies(optional)
Step 1
Do your eye makeup first. After priming your eyelids with primer or foundation/concealer, make sure to set it with a powder. This will help shadows blend out easier and this look involves a LOT of blending. Then apply a small piece of tape following the angle of your lower lashline.
eyeshadow hack using tape
Step 2
Using a precise, firm brush, pick up the taupe eyeshadow and draw a line along the tape and decide how long you want your wing to be.
eyeshadow tutorial
Step 3
Using the same eyeshadow, now draw your liner along your lashline.
step by step tutorial
Step 4
Using side to side motions, carefully blend this line out until the eyeshadow is faded and blended out as shown below. Make sure to not drag the colour all the way upto your crease as this will turn it into just another eyeshadow look and not precise like liner.
smoked out winged liner
Step 5
Now repeat steps 2, 3 & 4 but using the darker brown shadow. Make sure, while blending, you keep the top edges of this dark brown shadow a little closer to your lashes than the taupe was.
eyeliner tutorial
eyeliner using eyeshadow
Step 6
Next, repeat steps 2, 3 & 4 using the matte black eyeshadow. Keep the edges of this black shadow closest to your lashline and do not blend it too much. Just swipe a small blending brush/pencil brush over the area where you placed this black shadow line, a few times, to simply diffuse the line and make it look 'smokey'.
Step by Step Smokey Winged Liner Tutorial
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Step 7
Now that you're done with the hard part, you can remove the tape. This part is soo satisfying haha! It's so nice to see the clean line of eyeshadow! You can now wipe off any fallout and finish your face makeup.
morphe 35c palette
perfect smoked out liner tutorial
Step 8
Curl your lashes and apply mascara!
ardell demi wispies
Step 9
I decided to add some subtle falsies to finish this look off so I used the ardell demi wispies! And you're done loves!! Scroll down to see the products used list and pictorial!
ardell demi wispies
Products used:
Step by Step Smokey Winged Liner Pictorial: The Veiled Artist
Thank you so much for reading my loves! I really hope you find this tutorial helpful! You can even swap the neutral shades for bright colours and follow the same steps to achieve a bright colourful smoked liner look. You can check my last tutorial here! It was a super easy holiday makeup look for when you don't feel like doing much but still want to look like you tried!
Have a great day and take care!
The Veiled Artist: Smoked out eyeliner tutorial

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    1. Thank you so much love! I'm so glad it helped! I try my best to make my tutorials as comprehensive as possible so it will help everyone! <3