Makeup How-To: Reverse Wing Eyeliner

Giving Cleopatra a run for her money.

reversed wing eyeliner
(Image credit: Kathryn Wirsing)

Photo Credit via Avon Insider Pinterest Board

Inspired by the Nicholas K Spring Summer 2015 runway show (pictured above), the edginess of the heavily lined lower lash, wasn't just cool, but actually very wearable. We immediately headed into our studio to recreate this look with just slightly less intensity so we could wear it to the office.

reversed wing eyeliner

(Image credit: Kathryn Wirsing)

Step 1: We prepped the eyes with Guerlain Ombre Eclat Eye Shadow Primer (opens in new tab) over the lid with a finger.

Step 2: Next, we added a gold matte eyeshadow from lash line to crease (we suggest Make Up For Ever Matte shadow in Mustard (opens in new tab)).

Step 3: Then, apply Butter London Union Jack Black Matte liquid Eyeliner (opens in new tab) from inner corner to outer corner extended at both ends.

Step 4: Finally go over the line you just created in Step 3 with Make Up For Ever Eyeliner Brush 254 (opens in new tab) with Bobbi Brown Black Ink Gel Eyeliner.

For More Beauty How-Tos, Try:

How to Create a Shimmery Grey Steel Eye (opens in new tab)

Create a Bronze Smoky Eye (opens in new tab)

Make Your Eyes Pop with Dark Green Eyeliner (opens in new tab)

The Black Winged Eyeliner Tutorial You'll Use Again and Again (opens in new tab)

Easy Lipstick Beauty Tricks (opens in new tab)