Graphic eyeliner never fails to add drama to any make up look. For the past couple of seasons, winged eyeliner has been a go to for women all over the world – but what happens when you double the eyeliner?

Ellery teamed up with MAC Cosmetics for their spring / summer 2015 show at Australian fashion week. The look we got from this collaboration was a little bit punk infused, featuring winged black eyeliner not just on the upper lash line but also on the lower one as well. The result is nothing short of stunning.

With a few easy steps and a steady hand, you’ll surely be a show stopper once you start rocking this look. Read on after the break for the complete how-to.

How to: Ellery’s double winged eyeliner beauty look

Face.

As with any make up look, it’s best to start off by prepping your skin. This will help your make up stay on longer and will keep your skin healthy. To do this, make sure you start working on freshly cleansed skin then apply make up primer all over your face. For the Ellery show, MAC softening lotion was applied first together with MAC complete comfort creme. Then Mineralize Charged Water Moisture Eye Creme was applied around the eyes. You can opt to just use an all-in-one primer like MAC prep + prime.

Next, create a flawless base by applying foundation all over your face like MAC’s Face and Body foundation. For areas that need extra attention, you can use a concealer such as MAC studio finish concealer.

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Eyes.

Create some contour on your eyes by applying on eyeshadow in a neutral / brown shade. This creates depth in your eyelids and is a great base for the eyeliner. Use a blending brush for a more natural, contoured look. MAC Groundwork Paintpot was used for the Ellery show.

Now it’s time to work with the eyeliner. Start with a cream eyeliner like MAC’s black creme liner: Line your upper waterline from the inner corner of your eye all the way to the outer one. Do this again on your lower waterline.
Take black liquid eyeliner (MAC Graphblack fluidline is recommended) and then apply it as close as you can to your upper lash line. Start in the inner corner of your eyes and work your way outward – the line should get a little bit thicker as you move outward. Make the eyeliner go all the way out about 1/4 to 1/2 inch and then create a winged look by slightly moving the line upwards.

double winged eyeliner how to

Do this again but this time on your lower lash line. Use the upper line as a guide – the winged part should be parallel to each other.

double winged eyeliner how to

Once you’re done with the lines, curl your lashes and then apply mascara all over your upper and lower lashes to make your eyes pop.

double winged eyeliner how to

Fill in your brows using eyebrow pencil like MAC Penultimate Brow Marker. Do this in light and short strokes for a more natural look.

double eyeliner how to

After filling your brows in, take some clear brow gel and apply it upward on your brows for the brushed up look.
The cheeks for this look are very natural- all you have to do is to sweep some blush on the upper part of your cheekbones. MAC Careblends Essential oil was also used for the show to get a glowing look.

Lips.

Since this look is very natural only lip conditioner was used on the models but if you want a bit of color on your lips, you can use a natural or neutral lip color. This will go well with the eyeliner look.

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While winged eyeliner may be a challenge at first, it can be said that it’s worth all the effort. The trick is to choose a liner that you’re comfortable working with. Liquid eyeliners come in different forms, some in pens and some in small pots with brushes. With a little practice (plus patience) you’ll be able to master winged eyeliner and then double it for twice the impact.

If you want to check out more makeup trends for spring 2014, follow that link.

Photos courtesy MAC.

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