This feathered eyeliner look has us soaring to new makeup heights

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  • Friday, December 7, 2018
This feathered eyeliner look has us soaring to new makeup heights
This feathered eyeliner look has us soaring to new makeup heights

We all know that ‘90s makeup is making a big comeback at the moment, and we’re loving the craze for vivid blue eye-everything! Here’s another thing that’s in style right now: feathered eyeliner that’s deliberately smudged, creating a totally new take on the classic smoky eye.


Feathered eyeliner is a trend that’s splashing all over the beauty blogging scene, and it promises to take your eye makeup game to new heights. The look is similar in some ways to smoky, smudged eyeliner - but with unstructured colour bleeding into the creases of the eyelids and feathered accents on the inner corners of the eyes. Is it a little Avant-Garde? Yes. Does it look amazing? Yes, yes, yes!


Feathered eyeliner gives ‘90s eye makeup a fabulous 2019 twist. It’s strikingly different, makes your eyes pop, and is surprisingly easy to achieve. We love blue eyeliner, and we love interesting makeup trends. So, we thought we’d combine the best of both worlds with this feathered blue eyeliner tutorial!


Our fave blue eyeliner


While the classic ‘90s look was a little icy, today’s blue eye makeup offers a range of brighter, richer hues. For the best effect, you need eyeliner with strong colour and staying power. The easy-to-use NYX Professional Makeup Vivid Brights Liner in Vivid Sapphire is perfect for the task. This liquid eyeliner glides on smoothly with a precision brush, and the vibrant, saturated colour is highly visible on all skin tones. If you’re more in the mood for glam rock sparkle, try Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Spandex.


Start with neutral eyes


Feathered eyeliner really stands out, so you want the rest of your face to be understated. The versatile  Urban Decay Naked 2 Basics Eyeshadow Palette has a selection of must-have matte neutrals to flatter just about any skin tone.


Get the feathered eyeliner effect


  1. Apply blue eyeliner along the top of your lash line. Before the eyeliner is dry, blink a few times. You want to get the eyeliner to smudge into the natural creases of your eyelid.
  2. Draw a few additional feathered lines from the inner corner of your eye onto your eyelid, into your crease, and even onto your brow bone. Blink again to blend the colour.
  3. Use an eyebrow brush to feather the eyeliner even more, making sure to only blend from the corner of your eye out towards the centre.
  4. Finish off with blue eyeliner along your upper and lower lash line and a coat of your favourite mascara.


Complete the look


We love a nude lipstick just for you to complement vivid eyes. Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color in Born With It is a peachy nude imbued with nourishing honey nectar.


And that’s it! Click here for more easy eye makeup tips and all the latest trends.

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