Lily Aldridge rocked up to New York Fashion Week 2018 wearing THE most dramatic winged eyeliner look – and we need a moment.
Courtesy of none other than celebrity makeup giant (and king of the wing) Hung Vanngo, we’re thinking this extra-intense cat eye is perfect for when you want to just go all out for your next night on the town.
Check it out for yourself:
Talk about glamour.
While we all love a classic winged eyeliner look, this amped-up version is hands-down the best way to add a splash of drama and instant chicness to your overall beauty look.
Vanngo posted a snap of his handiwork on Instagram, detailing the exact products he used to achieve Lily’s entire makeup look – and it turns out you’re going to need to raid Sephora’s Marc Jacobs Beauty aisle.
In the Instagram caption he wrote, “Some of the hero products are Shameless Foundation, Highliner Gel Crayon in Blacquer, Magic Marc’er Liquid Eyeliner, Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara, O!Mega Bronzer, Le Marc Lip Crème in J’adore.”
To create a similar bold and black dramatic line, you could also just opt for a really thick eyeliner such as Lancôme Monsieur Big Eyeliner Marker, Eyeko London Fat Liquid Eyeliner or L’Oréal Paris Super Liner Blackbuster.
While Vanngo didn’t delve into exactly how he executed the statement eye makeup look, it appears as though he may have gone against the traditional technique of drawing the top liner and flick first. The continuous line has us guessing that he started by drawing the lower lash line first, before extending it towards the outer corner of the eye to make the wing. Then, we reckon he drew on the top eyeliner from the inner corners of the eyes and joined it up at the flick to balance the whole look.
But that’s not the most important part of this look. The real secret to why this statement cat eye works SO well is because the wing sits parallel to Lily’s cheekbones, which creates an amazing, natural lifting effect. Instant face lift!
This is the perfect makeup look for anyone with big eyes, almond-shaped eyes, hooded lids or monolids, as it works a treat to accentuate and open the eyes. However, if you have small, close-set eyes, we recommend steering away from this look as it may have the opposite effect and look too heavy.
Want some tips on how to master the flick? Check out this one easy trick that’ll change your eyeliner game forever.
What do you think of Lily’s winged cat eye? Would you try it? Let us know in the comment section below.
Main image credit: Getty
Erin Docherty is a Beauty Writer for BEAUTYcrew. She has a keen interest in cosmeceutical skin care and is currently working on minimising her 9-step skin care routine – because ain’t nobody got time for that. When she’s not writing about the latest beauty news, or applying copious amounts of serum, you can find her spending all her money in Sephora.