MAKEUP LOOKS || 3D Effect Eyeliner

I'm always looking to create interesting makeup looks, and to do that I end up drawing inspiration from the most unusual of sources. ...

3D Winged Liner Makeup

I'm always looking to create interesting makeup looks, and to do that I end up drawing inspiration from the most unusual of sources. This look, for example, was inspired by my lampshade. Yes, that's not a typo, or an autocorrect. My lampshade did actually inspire me! How? Well, it's iridescent, and when the light hits any object in my room, it casts a very peculiar shadow - there's the usual greyish shadow, but overlapping that, there's also a blue shadow and a red one!

I'm no scientist, so I'm not 100% sure how or why this happens, but I do know this - one, it looks freaking awesome and two, Peter Pan would get himself incredibly confused if he flew in through my window! Anyways, it reminded me of those 3D glasses we had as kids, so I had a look around and realised that not only do all images drawn for these 3D glasses have a red shadow and a blue shadow, but that they also overlap slightly.

So, why not make an eye makeup look along the exact same principles? And thus, the 3D Eyeliner Look was born, in my house.


3D Graphic Liner Look

To create this look, I decided to use only liquid lipsticks - it's something I've been doing of late, as it allows you to create a little bit of magic with your eyeliner, without the need to go out and buy another new product. Why do that, when liquid lipsticks do the job just as well?

First I applied the red liner, just as I normally would really and then winged it out. Next, I mixed two lipsticks together (see product list below) to create a nice vibrant turquoise colour, and started to apply that above the red. I deliberately made sure this wasn't too clean-cut, as I wanted it to merge together with the red, before straightening it out into a nice razor sharp line at the wings. The whole thing about 3D is it's a fuzzy, blurry merging of red and blue, until you hit the key details where it sharpens up. BOOM. 3D Liner bitches. 

As for the lower lashline, I made an attempt at a 3D effect too, but I'm not too sure it worked out. I applied the red with my fingers, sweeping it outwards towards the wing, before applying the turquoise slightly underneath that, again with my fingers to allow the colours to merge, and swept it out towards the wing.

3D Eyeliner Makeup Look 


|| FACE ||
MAke Up Forever Mat Velvet + Mattifying Foundation - 55 Natural Beige
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer - Dark (scarring coverage)
LA Girl Pro Conceal - Creamy Beige (under eye highlight)
BEN NYE Banana Luxury Powder (under eye highlight)

|| CHEEKS ||

NYX Blusher - Mocha
Sleek Face Contour Kit - Medium


NYX Tame & Frame Tinted Brow Pomade - Espresso

3D Makeup Look

|| EYES ||

MUA Pro Base Eye Primer - Nude
Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadow - Tako (lid and brow bone highlight)
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick - Beso (liner and lower lashline)
Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick - Breakfast At Tiffany's & Jawbreaker (mixed to form turquoise, used as liner and lower lashline)
NYX Lip Liner Pencil - Hot Red (waterline)

|| LIPS ||

Barry M Lip Liner - Red
Stila All Day Liquid Lipstick - Beso

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  1. I like how this turned out, I think the lower lash line works well, although maybe it's the different teal colour that makes it look a wee bit off? I think it looks fab. I've been devouring your blog of late, thank you for all the inspiration - apologies for stalker-esque behaviours. I've massively fallen in love with playing with my makeup again. I want those highlighters in my life. I will have money to spend again one day. For now I'm thinking I've a few eyeshadows I could use instead :)

    Honestly Aine

  2. This looks gorgeous! Saw it on Twitter yesterday and did the creepy thing where you proper zoom in haha! Haven't seen such a beat of an eyeliner job in ages! x

  3. I love how you've managed to draw inspiration from a lampshade - you truly ARE an artist! The red and teal colour combination is so unusual and goes so well with the mysterious-looking lip shade!

  4. The 3D effect looks really cool and striking! I'd never think to use lipstick as eyeliner but I'm not as creative as you! Marvelous job Halima!

  5. I love this look and the colour combination works so well together. It's amazing that you are able to draw inspiration from every day objects like your lamp shade, I wish I was this creative! :) x

  6. I can't believe I JUST stumbled upon you. Amazing work. Artistic and unapologetic <3

  7. can't believe I JUST stumbled upon you. I love your honesty and artistry.

  8. This eye makeup is the bomb dot com! I love how detailed this is and artistic it feels :) You do the best makeup ever :) Happy Holidays x

  9. So fantastic doll, reminds me of bit of the Bowie lightening bolt because of the colours! I'd need mega practice and years to achieve this, haha!! I love it x


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