Recreate Cara Delevingne’s bold blue winged eyeliner look

Celebrity makeup artist Molly Stern reveals the exact steps

Beauty Crew Beauty Writer / July 29 2016

Cara Delevingne has been busy at Comic-Con this week promoting her upcoming films Suicide Squad and Valerian and The City of a Thousand Planets. The model-turned-actress debuted her new stunning lob haircut at the event and has now been seen sporting a dramatic blue winged liner look, created by celebrity makeup artist Molly Stern.

Stern spoke to Teen Vogue the day of the event to reveal exactly how she created the edgy look on Cara.


Prep the base

To start, Stern prepped Cara’s skin with “ a refreshing spritz of Caudalie Beauty Elixir and then massaged in the Oxygen Serum by Natura Bisse and topped that off with their Oxygen Cream.”


Even and sculpt

She then created a sheer glow on the skin with Rimmel London BB Cream Matte in Medium. To enhance Cara’s enviable cheekbones, Stern softly contoured and subtly flushed Cara’s features with Rimmel London Sculpting and Highlighting Kit by Kate Moss in Golden Bronze.


Create some drama

For the edgy eye look, Stern applied a “soft pink iridescent shadow to the lids and then lined the eyes with a combo of electric blue and turquoise sharply at the lash line and out.” We love the Rimmel London Colour Precise Eyeliner in blue as it makes replicating Cara's sharp winged line a breeze. If you're keen to get the technique right for your winged liner, we've got three steps you can follow for the perfect winger line. Next she smoked out the lower lash line with a taupe shadow, filled in Cara’s signature bold brows and applied two coats of mascara.


Keep the lips nude

Stern kept the lips neutral opting for a pinky-nude shade. Your favourite go-to nude shade will work perfectly for this look but we'd also recommend the NARS Audacious Lipstick in Anita.

Stern also shared that unless you have a makeup artist to follow you around all day, she’s a fan of the less is more approach, recommending you keep it sheer and simply touch up throughout the day as needed so product “doesn’t build up and end up looking like cake batter on the skin.”


Image credit: Getty: @mollyrstern

Kate started working for BEAUTYcrew in early 2016, first as a contributor, and was then named Beauty Writer in 2017. She loves picking the brains of the industry's top experts to get to the bottom of beauty's toughest questions. Bronze eyeshadow palettes are her weakness and she's forever on the hunt for the perfect nude nail polish to suit her fair skin. Her words can also be found in Men's Health magazine, and she now works in PR.