inspired by * winged liner & dark lips

A look back in history

If there is one makeup trend, immortal through the centuries, it's the Winged Liner. It made it's first appearance in Ancient Egypt, worn by the independent queen Cleopatra, then somehow lost in the way, to become a fashion statement in the early 20's, with a subtle, barely there look, close to the lash line. Decade by decade, it became thicker and thicker, with a classic wing in the 50's, graphic and dramatic in the 60's and 80's. All the glorious women wore it, from Rita Hayworth, Ingrid Bergman to Elizabeth Taylor, Maria Callas and  Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren. As today is concerned, it still remains the classic look, especially if paired with red lips and while makeup artists are getting creative with it to accompany great fashion shows, magazine covers and editorials, it's going to be a staple for more years to come.

My look

Instead of using a liquid or gel liner, I load an angled brush with a matte black shadow for a softer look. This way it will be suitable for daytime and any occasion, the smudge effect will make your lashes appear fuller and it's up to you which type of wing you'll be going for. As for the lips, I choose a lipstick that has winter written all over it, in a dark plum shade with a subtle sheen, for moisture and protection from the cold.


Night from the 

MUR Flawless palette

Maybelline Color Sensational in Plum Reflection