Floating Liner

Hey Everyone,


After spending a few hours scroll through Instagram I became inspired by how many amazing floating liner looks I had seen and thought I would try this trend out for myself. I’m not gonna lie, it was quite tough but just take your time and you’ll get there in the end!


To start with I applied Urban Decay Original Primer Potion all over my lid and then I began to build up the crease. I first went into Mocha from the Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette and then I used the shade Bordeaux from the same palette. To add some warmth into the crease I used Love Letter from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette, I also added a little of Cyprus Umber from this palette to the outer corner to add depth and dimension. I tried to extend these shades out to create a winged shadow look.


I then applied a little concealer to the inner third of my lid to help brighten the area and so the colour I put on top would be more pigmented! I then used Bae from the Huda Beauty Textured Shadows Rose Gold Edition palette to set the concealer before applying the shade Angelic using my finger to make it more pigmented! I then took a clean blending brush to soften the lines. For the inner corner and brow bone highlight I used Moon Dust from this palette too!

If you wanted you could just finish up here, even add some regular liner and mascara then you’d be good to go!

For the floating liner I first took a fine black pencil liner, such as the NYX Skinny liner, and lightly sketched out where I wanted the floating liner to be. I have kind of hooded eyes so I opted for quite a small liner so it would be nicer when my eyes were opened. I then took my NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer on an angled brush and carved out the liner shape I had created. Make sure to bring this the whole way along the wing – if you need to use a wipe to clean this area first and then go in with the concealer to create a sharper finish. The shape and lift of the liner will be different for everyone, so just play around until you find a shape that suits you!


For the glitter I used my Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner in Distortion and dipped it into Helen E Cosmetics Rose Gold Glitter, this way the UD Liner acted as the brush and a base for the glitter. I used a Q-Tip to neaten any areas that needed it.

To finish the eyes I used my Sephora Collection Waterproof Eye Pencil in black to line my waterline. For the lower lash line I took a mixture of Sandalwood, Suede and Coco from the Huda Beauty Textured Shadows Palette Rose Gold Edition. I made sure to keep this quite light and not bring it out too far as this would ruin the floating liner illusion. I then applied MAC Extended Play Gigablack mascara and popped on Eylure 159 Texture lashes to complete the look.


Lip colour was MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour in Skinny Dip with L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Made For Me Lipstick in Sepia Silk on top!


This look has a lot of steps and can be quite tricky but I loved the affect it gives, just be patient and you’ll get there!



Charlotte xx

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  1. I have seen this everywhere, but because I have slightly hooded eyes I didn’t think I would be able to pull this off. You have shown me otherwise! I am going to try this out and include this within my 100 days of makeup challenge. Only if you dont mind? Thanks for the inspiration!xo


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