NARS Carpates Eyeliner Stylo product
NARS Eyeliner Stylo in Carpates

I spent the summer practicing winged eyeliner with a liquid formula.  I am not a winged eyeliner master by any means and blame my eyelids for not getting technique down pat.  But I decided to experiment some and found a few winged eyeliner tricks to use with the felt tip of NARS Carpates Eyeliner Stylo.

 

Physicians Formula Eye Booster vs. NARS Carpates Eyeliner Stylo
Physicians Formula Eye Booster vs. NARS Carpates Eyeliner Stylo

Liquid Eyeliner pens come with either felt or brush tips and I practiced with both.  A brush tip is very flexible, and, while felt tip eyeliners can be flexible or stiff, the method I use works best for applicators like the NARS Eyeliner Stylo that are felt, long, and have some give when pressure is applied.

Step 1:  Sketch the wings.  With eyes open, use a brow fill color to make a rough draft of the wing/flick.  I start with an angled eyebrow brush and NARS Bali eyeshadow.  I line up the angle I want for my flick and press the eyebrow brush evenly against my lid.  I like using a powder product because it is easy to remove and reapply without disrupting my other makeup.  I can try as many times as I need until I get the look I want.

line up the wings with a brow fill color
line up the wings with a brow fill color

Step 2 (optional):  Sketch the lines.  Trace the brow fill color along the lash line.

completely sketched
completely sketched

Step 3:  Fill the wing.  With the Eyeliner Stylo held vertically, match the angle of the pen’s tip to the angle drawn in eyeshadow.  Gently press the felt tip against the lid while pulling downward.

short downward strokes at the angle of the wing
short downward strokes at the angle of the wing

Step 4:  Ease into the line.  Continue to fill the wing in small downward strokes from the outer edge of the wing to the inner edge (toward the center of the eye) until the desired thickness is achieved.

NARS Stylo Carpates Eyeliner Stylo technique side view

Step 5:  Draw the line.  Turn the Stylo horizontal.  With the fine tipped edge, use small strokes and pull the line from the innermost point toward the center of the eye.  Then switch the direction of the Stylo and repeat the short strokes to connect the wing.  Using two directions creates a smoother line.

draw the line in two directions
draw the line in two directions

To create a modern retro look, finish with nude lipstick like NARS Audacious in Raquel and hooped earrings.  Or maybe a plum lipstick like Fanny if you’re ready for fall.

NARS Stylo Carpates Eyeliner Stylo technique

Do you prefer a liquid liner with a felt or brush tip? 

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