How to Create Metallic Blue Eyeliner With Gold Leaf — Home School Tutorial

Our audience misses their stylists, derms, and manicurists as much as we do. Here, we bring experts straight to the Allure reader’s home for lessons on handling at-home beauty like a pro. This is Home School. Get ready to take notes.

For our June issue, makeup artist Violette created a handful of fanciful looks to try out while you’re sheltering in place. One, in particular, featured winged liner topped with blue-tinted imitation gold leaf she found on Amazon.

“I feel like makeup can be very [therapeutic] because you play with color and you play with yourself,” she tells Allure. “I invite you to use makeup not as a way to correct yourself but as a way to have fun and celebrate who you are.”

Of course, staring at stills of the metallic cobalt moment was fantastic, but I wanted to know every single step for putting it together. Luckily, Violette obliged and even created a tutorial video you can find on Allure‘s Instagram. Hopefully, following this rundown on the foiled liner look will help you feel better during this difficult time and feel inspired to be creative with makeup — just has it has for Violette.

Achieving a Balance with Fresh, Glowing Skin

Violette starts off by grabbing her favorite foundation for a barely-there finish: Estée Lauder’s Futurist Hydra Rescue Moisturizing Foundation. With her fingertips, she dabs it on where she needs it before blending it in. “I like to keep [the skin] really fresh, so it creates a good balance with your creative statement,” Violette explains. For the same reason, she skips lipstick and only tops her lips with a balm. (My favorite at the moment is the Innisfree My Lip Balm, in case you need a recommendation.)

For a natural-looking flush, Violette swirls the top two pink shades of the Nars Narsissist Wanted Cheek Palette II onto the apples of her cheeks with a large, fluffy brush.

Acing Foiled Liner

You’ll need a black or deep blue eyeliner to draw on your wings. A pencil, like the Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner, will do the trick. First, gently pull up your top lid with one hand and drag the pencil along the part that is exposed beneath the roots of your lashes. This step will fill in the gaps between your lashes to make them appear fuller.

Next, etch the liner along your lash line as you typically would and create thick wings. Violette finds the right angle for her flicks by looking straight into a mirror and drawing a line from the outer corner from her eye going up toward the tail of her brow. Then, to sharpen it, she goes along with the edge with a face wipe.

Courtesy of Violette

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