How-to: Rachel Bilson’s edgy winged eyeliner


Oh, Rach. You really do know how to play-up your superb brown eyes with a striking winged eye. But you also know how to balance the drama created by black liquid eyeliner – with a poppy pink lip.

Yes, without that perfectly pretty pink hue on your lips – and cheeks for that matter – your heavily lined eyes could have left you looking a little too edgy, and a little too grungy. But that’s not who you are. You’re fun. You’re flirty. You’re feminine. And that’s precisely how this unique make-up combination makes you appear. Well done, you.

Do you love the pairing of this intense eye and pretty pout, too? Want to recreate it? Thought so.

On the skin…

Make like the stunning Hart of Dixie star and opt for a luminous base like NARS Sheer Glow Foundation ($68, A heavy, cakey foundation simply won’t give you that healthy, dewy glow you’re after – it’ll age you instead.

On the cheeks…

Put down that powder blush. You don’t need it for this look. You need a cream blush. Dab something similar to Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Cream Blush in Pink onto the apples of your cheeks, blending the colour upwards towards your temples. This will lift your face ever so slightly, and no one is ever going to say no to a free facelift, right? Nope.

On the eyes…

You’ll need to choose your eyeliner wisely when it comes to this look. You’ll need something that’s creamy and blendable, but something that’s also long-lasting. Estée Lauder Automatic Eye Pencil Duo in Jet Black ticks all of these boxes. Don’t create just a regular winged liner look either – make sure you also take the pencil along the outer corner of your lower lash line to intensify the look.

On the lips…

Burberry Beauty Lip Cover in Tea Rose ($49, 02 9695 5678) is perfect for this look. It’s pink, it’s pretty, and it’s got a wonderful satin finish, which will give you that subtle sheen Rachel’s sporting. Just apply a little concealer to your lips first – this will help block out your lips’ natural hue and intensify the pop of pink.

Do you love this edgy-yet-feminine make-up look on Rachel Bilson? Do you love how the pink lip softens the look? Or do you enjoy the intensity of dark winged eye?

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