Saturday, September 21, 2013

TUTORIAL: Lorde - "Royals" Inspired Makeup


Hey everyone! Today I have an eyeliner-based makeup tutorial that I am very much excited to share, mainly because the couple of times I did this look I was completely in love. Ever since I first heard Lorde's "Royals" it has been my favorite pre-Fall jam. There's something about it that is really edgy yet basic, which also reflects this cut-crease winged liner inspired by her look in the music video.


Check out the tutorial and more photos below!


Here is the music video for Lorde - Royals:





And here is my final look. When looking down you can see that I adapted the crease line to fit my own eye shape, which I would recommend if you plan on recreating it. Since I have monolids, I used false eyelashes to push my crease line up first and worked the liner shape into that crease.


The tricky part of the whole effect is getting a simple winged liner look when the eyes are open. It's a very cool effect when you are blinking which I showed in my Instagram video from today.


It may take a few attempts before you get it perfect (I definitely did a test run beforehand and had to work slowly for the tutorial) but the result is more than worth the effort! It helps to keep a makeup wipe on hand as well as a couple of cotton buds to clean up any imperfections as you go.

The good thing is that since there isn't too much shadow with this look, it actually lasts very well throughout the day and has an unexpectedly wearable yet fashion-forward appeal. If you try this out, please send me photos on Twitter and Facebook! I'd love to see how it looks on you. :)

Readers, will you be trying this look? Do you experiment with your eyeliner or keep it the same everyday? Let me know in the comments!



31 comments:

  1. Amazing! I was actually thinking of asking you to do this look!

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  2. Great tutorial! I love your hair! - how do you get those beautiful curls??

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  3. I love this!!! Can't wait to try it! Thanks so much!

    http://thequeenlifexo.blogspot.com

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  4. This is amazing! It looks like it would work well on hooded lids so I'm going to have to test it out.

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  5. This look is so pretty! I just found out about Lorde, and I loooove that you did this look! Great post! :D

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  6. I love this look on you! So pretty! Hope I can recreate it!

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  7. Okay!

    This is a seriously pretty makeup look!

    I am so going to try this!!!

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  8. I'm in love with this look-- great job as always Jen!

    p.s. could you do another monolid look?
    biffsquiggled.blogspot.com

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  9. Definitely trying this, thanks Jen! What false eyelashes did you use specifically? :)

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    1. I actually layered 2 pairs of lashes (1 thin criss-cross and 1 natural wispy ones) which is what makes it look so natural. You should try it!

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  10. Beaultifull segui
    http://preparamoda.blogspot.com.br/

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  11. Hi Jen :) I started off this new beauty TAg called "My beauty vise TAG" and I tag you to do it! :D You can find my video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67ljjPGf0oM
    Love all your videos! <3

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  12. Cool video! Hopefully this will be a simple question for you: where did you get the black handheld mirror you use in this video? Thank you!

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    1. I bought it while I was in Korea in Myeongdong. :)

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  13. You look lovely Jenn! Love the curls. Will you do a tutorial on them?

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    1. Thank you so much! I'll definitely add that to my list. :)

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  14. You look so flawless and pretty in this shot and I loved watching this tutorial, which BTW was great! Just look you other tutorials, so great and I love em!

    http://stephaniedong.blogspot.com/

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  15. this look is really cool
    like it more than the ombre look to be honest
    great work!

    www.raisedrebeauty.blogspot.com

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  16. i am super excited to try this out! it looks tres chic. just need to find an occasion/mood to do this... where would you wear this to?

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  17. So glad to see Lorde is doing well in the states! I've been in love with this song since it first came out but thought it was quite 'kiwi' lol and the makeup looks so nice on you xx

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  18. I am super stoked and proud of Lorde! The girl lives super close to me and goes to school really close to where I live, its actually super crazy that she's so famous now! I will try show her your blog post and tutorial!

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  19. Its a little hard work to do as same as you made....any suggest simply tips??

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  20. it's very original i like , j'adore :)

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  21. I love Lorde's make-up too - thanks for sharing! :D

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