I can’t remember the last time I wore colorful winged liner like this on a Wednesday, and you know what I did with it on? I wore it to baby story time with Connor. 🙂 Yup, and ya know how that felt? I tell you how it felt. It felt really good to wear something jazzier than usual.
I’m still committed to pushing myself out of my comfort zone, because let’s get real — I’VE BEEN STUCK, and I’ve been stuck for a while.
I’m not trying to go ham or full-on Instafabulous, but I’m sorry — I still like makeup, and I still like getting dressed up, but I’m also constrained, you know? Time is undeniably of the essence at this point in my life, so 1) I don’t have loads of time or patience, and 2) I don’t really like the way my skin feels when I’m wearing a sh*t ton of makeup.
This is the journey, and I’m up for the challenge! 🙂
On that note, here’s what happened this morning: I did this winged liner thinking that it looked massive — like [email protected] predatory hawk wings spanning across the sky and blocking the sun! — and then I took a selfie (which is easiest way to see if your wings are even, BTW) and saw that my flicks had disappeared into nothingness.
What the!? Where’d they go…?
I looked at the copper wings in the mirror (, one of the new eyeliners from the Urban Decay Beached collection), and they looked pretty substantial, but they look minuscule in these pics.
Such a weird makeup mystery!
I’m still feeling the liner, though, and yes, I probably know what you’re thinking. How many times has UD done a warm metallic bronze/red/copper eyeliner?
SO MANY TIMES.
But this one has the cutest, tiniest pieces of silver micro-glitter, so you get a mixed metals vibe. It’s an out-of-the-box move, IMO, because most brands would’ve picked gold glitter to complement the copper’s warmth. So go on with your bad self, UD!
This one is strictly for your lash line because of the glitter (so no water line action), but before you go into anti-glitter mode (“I gave up on glitter when I gave up my booty shorts, WAHHH!!”) allow me to remind you that if Edward the Vampire can twinkle in the sunlight, SO CAN YOU.
The glitter bits are tiny and almost imperceptible unless someone’s all the way up in your grill, so it’s like getting a special surprise for making it that far into someone’s personal space
Congrats! You’ve made it near my eyeball! Your prize is glitter!
Oh, this just occurred to me: I think it would be cool to layer some bigger silver glitter on the tips of the wings for an ombre effect, so maybe I’ll do that later… Or maybe I won’t, because, unfortunately, and this has been happening to me a lot lately, my left eye is super teary today… I think it’s because of my allergies, which have been cray.
As usual for UD’s 24/7 Glide-On pencils, Beached liner isn’t waterproof, but it’s definitely long-lasting and won’t transfer up into your crease. It also stays put once set, which takes about a minute. So, it’s best for sharp lines with a crisp edge, like with winged liner. Just be sure to sharpen the tip first because you want that tip super sharp — like sharp enough to cause bodily harm (BUT PLEASE DON’T POKE YOUR EYE OUT).
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,