Hello, beauties! Please excuse the terrible post title, it’s the shortest yet most descriptive one I could think of. I’ve been trying the “tape method” lately for making wings, sharp edges, and cut creases. I really like it! It’s easy and gives you really dramatic, sharp lines. The method consists of sticking a piece of tape along your bottom lashline. It’s really important to take most of the adhesive off the tape (by sticking it on the back of your had repeatedly) so it doesn’t hurt the skin around your eyes or ruin your makeup. The tape serves as a good guideline for eyeliner, ensuring perfect wings each time. This time I was aiming for a softer look (a diffused wing) so I used black eyeshadow and no eyeliner. If you’d like to see how I achieved this look you can watch the video embedded in this post. Since most Try It Out Thursdays consist of trying new techniques, I’m going to try and film videos for them because I would think they would complement the blog posts nicely. Nothing too fancy though, I’m not a video making person!
Base: Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum in 53
Concealer: Bourjois Healthy Mix in 53
Powder: Neutrogena Shine Control in Transparent*
Brows: Face It Designing Brow Cake in 02 Khaki
Blush: Bourjois Baked Blush in Ashes of Roses
Eyes (Lid): MAC Trax Eyeshadow
Eyes (Inner Corner): MAC Vex Eyeshadow
Eyes (Wing): MUFE #4 Eyeshadow
Mascara: Neutrogena Healthy Lengths*
Lipstick: CoverGirl Divine

Also, I can’t believe my last TIOT post was back in February!! I wish I could do them weekly, but sometimes they take weeks to prepare (since some include several makeup looks and I can’t do them all in one day). Anyways, here’s a list of my past Try It Out Thursdays in case you want to check them out: Speckled Eyeliner, Cut CreaseDuochromesColorful EyelinerNude EyelinerColorful EyeshadowMAC Mixing MediumOmbre Lips, and Red Eyeliner.

P.S. Huge thanks to Cassie for explaining to me (ages ago) how to get a custom thumbnail on YT videos!

Please check out the lovely Zoe from Sweet Electric and the beautiful Grace from The Grace of Beauty! (Advertising).
*: Press samples

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  1. Amy

    11th Apr 2013 - 2:08 pm

    It really suits you πŸ™‚

    Amy| The Little Koala Blog β™₯

  2. Emily @ Emalitsa

    11th Apr 2013 - 2:25 pm

    I have always wanted to try this method! It looks so crisp and neat, very well done!I can' do a wing at all so this might help! Thanks!

    • Coco

      12th Apr 2013 - 2:06 pm

      It helps, it's quite foolproof πŸ™‚ Thank you for stopping by xx

  3. Beauty Fiend

    11th Apr 2013 - 3:04 pm

    I've used the taped method for years and it works really well. I love your lipstick! Wish we got Cover Girl in England

    Beauty Fiends Blog

    • Coco

      12th Apr 2013 - 2:06 pm

      It works wonders. I wish you did too, they have great mascara xx

  4. Teresa Sinaguglia

    11th Apr 2013 - 3:06 pm

    It looks really nice! I have never thought of doing it that way before x


  5. Arielle

    11th Apr 2013 - 3:21 pm

    I have been very curious about this method since I saw it on pinterest. Looks gorgeous on you!

    • Coco

      12th Apr 2013 - 2:10 pm

      Thank you, beautiful πŸ™‚ xx

  6. Makeup Monster

    11th Apr 2013 - 3:58 pm

    LOVE this look and tutorial!

  7. Brianna

    11th Apr 2013 - 4:39 pm

    You look fabulous! Good choice with using the black eyeshadow instead of eyeliner πŸ™‚

  8. Anonymous

    11th Apr 2013 - 4:46 pm

    So pretty! This trick is the best. Also congrats on the YT channel Coco, looking forward to more videos! Today I'm wearing winged eyeliner, not as dramatic as yours but still, and a pinkish-gold eyeshadow too, a bit lighter than Trax, though hehe : ) xx

    • Coco

      12th Apr 2013 - 2:11 pm

      I hope to be able to film a lot of makeup tutorials. That's what I really want to do. Seems so fun, but it's a bit hard and overwhelming tbh

  9. Ari

    11th Apr 2013 - 4:48 pm


    I like my 'wing' quite thick, so I do the trick of cutting a sharp wing into some small card paper and positioning that by my eye and filling it out. Fastest way for me too!

    By the way, thanks for following me back, dear! x

    • Coco

      13th Apr 2013 - 1:59 am

      That's such a great method, Ari! Of course, your blog is lovely πŸ™‚

  10. Grace D.

    11th Apr 2013 - 4:49 pm

    Lovely look! I really like to wear double winged and this is a great tutorial :)xxx

  11. E V E L Y N

    11th Apr 2013 - 5:10 pm

    This looks so easy to do with the vid – looking forward to seeing more of these! x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

  12. Anonymous

    11th Apr 2013 - 6:29 pm

    I was just thinking…ooooof, she needs to do an eyebrow tutorial and then boom you did your eyebrows. Sadly, I think I will still have issues as I am trying to reshape as opposed to just darken my eyebrows. My eyebrows already dark and full just a tad un-even with sparseness. I need to learn how to fill in without looking like groucho marx. Love the vid! Hope to see more. I am already seeing why my eyeshadow work suck.

    • Coco

      13th Apr 2013 - 2:00 am

      Aww, I've had the same eyebrow shape since I was in highschool so I don't really reshape. Sorry I couldn't be of more help πŸ™

  13. Emily Stoker

    11th Apr 2013 - 6:41 pm

    The eyes look amazing – simple yet creative at the same time

    Emily x – prettypleaseprettyplease.blogspot.com

  14. Simera H

    11th Apr 2013 - 6:41 pm

    You make it look so easy. Great job.

  15. Sandra

    11th Apr 2013 - 8:22 pm

    I've used this trick to apply my outer corner eyeshadow quite a few times, but I've never tried to do the eyeliner thingy. It looks so amazing! I will try it out myself. πŸ™‚

  16. Anonymous

    11th Apr 2013 - 8:32 pm

    beautiful look, it really suits you πŸ™‚ xx


  17. ampersaand

    11th Apr 2013 - 8:37 pm

    That's an amazing tip, I would never have thought of doing that! I'm definitely going to give this a go. I really like the sharpness of it.

    • Coco

      13th Apr 2013 - 2:01 am

      I think you'll love it, try it out xx

  18. jennie

    11th Apr 2013 - 8:45 pm

    Beautiful! Your skin is so perfect! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

  19. Gem | Miss Makeup Magpie β™₯

    11th Apr 2013 - 9:19 pm

    I'd never think to use this method.. but it's such a striking look, I love it πŸ˜€ xx
    Gemma β™₯ | Miss Makeup Magpie

  20. Alice

    11th Apr 2013 - 9:24 pm

    wow this is amazing! will definitely try it:)

  21. NicNacks Nails

    11th Apr 2013 - 11:56 pm

    Wow, this came out looking so nice!
    Looking forward to more videos!

  22. cleartheway

    12th Apr 2013 - 12:07 am

    I can never get a good, even wing for the life of me. I think this could really help.

    Kate from Clear the Way

  23. Stephanie / Cocochic

    12th Apr 2013 - 12:28 am

    Need to learn how to do this! Your eyes look amazing! Great blog too, now following xx

    Blog: http://www.cocochicblog.co.uk
    Bloglovin: http://www.bloglovin.com/en/blog/1823055

    • Coco

      13th Apr 2013 - 2:03 am

      Thank you, Stephanie! Your blog is beyond beautiful xx

  24. Makeupbypatricia

    12th Apr 2013 - 1:02 am

    <3!!! Ya sabes lo que pienso porque te lo escribi por youtube. Felicitaciones por tu primer video! Fue todo un exito! Preciosa

    • Coco

      13th Apr 2013 - 2:03 am

      Muchas gracias, Pat!! πŸ™‚ Significa mucho <3

  25. ThriftThick

    12th Apr 2013 - 2:11 am

    I just commented on your YouTube video but I really am just so happy to see you there!! You really got a beautifully crisp line on your wings; I haven't tried this technique before but it really does look effective πŸ™‚


    • Coco

      13th Apr 2013 - 2:07 am

      Thank you for the support, Cassie πŸ™‚

  26. renturquise

    12th Apr 2013 - 3:45 am

    <3 beautiful <3

  27. Heather Johnson

    12th Apr 2013 - 8:53 am

    Great tips and really good video!
    Can't wait to see more :()


  28. Ashii

    12th Apr 2013 - 10:25 am

    Omg yay a video, I hope you get to do them more often! Is it your first video, because you've filmed/ edited it so nicely! I love using tape for a defined line, I should try it for a feathered eyeliner look. xx

    • Coco

      13th Apr 2013 - 2:16 am

      I hope so too πŸ™‚ It's the second I've filmed and second I've edited but the first I've uploaded

  29. Christine B.

    12th Apr 2013 - 1:12 pm

    I need to try this! Even though I've worn winged eyeliner for years some mornings I still struggle with getting them right.

  30. allthatslap

    12th Apr 2013 - 4:42 pm

    Gorgeous look – I need to give this a try, but it wont turn out as nice as yours, I am sure of that! x

    • Coco

      13th Apr 2013 - 2:18 am

      I think I'll turn out perfect πŸ™‚ xx

  31. Anonymous

    13th Apr 2013 - 6:35 am

    COCO YOU HAVE A YOUTUBE CHANNEL?! AGH!! I'm just fangirling over your tutorial! It's really amazing. Seriously! You've gotten on the ground running! My only suggestion though is that the white font against the light pink-purple background was a bit hard to read. Nevertheless, well done πŸ˜‰ I'm a fan of the scotch tape trick as well, but usually I just go, "eh.. YOLO" because I'm lazy, heh. Off to follow you now on Youtube! Well done again!

    • Coco

      13th Apr 2013 - 8:31 am

      Thank you, girl!!! OMG πŸ™‚ <3333 definitely agree! I regret using white. Didn't notice until after I had uploaded because it was even harder to read online. Somehow the video lost quality because that's not how it looks on my laptop. Anyways, I was too lazy to change it back because you know videos take 40x as long to upload as they are actually long (did that even make sense, haha?)
      Anyways, thanks for the feedback!! <3

  32. Jen27

    13th Apr 2013 - 5:48 pm

    Loved the video tutorial! Think you did a great job. Will have to try this out! xo



  33. Natalie

    13th Apr 2013 - 8:09 pm

    This is gorgeousssss! <3 x

  34. Betzy's Makeup

    13th Apr 2013 - 10:19 pm

    I love how you did a vid for it πŸ™‚

  35. iamnare

    14th Apr 2013 - 4:58 am

    So glad you're on youtube! (I commented the same thing there hahah). I also really like what you did with the blended out softer wing. Sometimes I want a winged liner look but black liquid liner is just too harsh. I definitely am going to give this a shot!

  36. Lauren L.

    22nd Apr 2013 - 5:39 pm

    Thanks for this! I'm definitely going to try this, liquid eyeliner is always so hard to do! Love your blog, followed on bloglovin πŸ™‚


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