Layer Glitter on Top of Shiny Liquid Liner for Wicked Wings (And Clue #2)

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Winged liner gives me wings! (and there’s another clue in this pic about…)

Winged liner gives me wings! This is clue #2 for

Oh, winged liner… If this had been 1988, I would have put you on the mix tape I made by recording songs off the radio.

I love you. πŸ’–πŸ’“πŸ’ž


You’re so eternally chic, and you make me feel juuust rock ‘n’ roll enough to hang out with Stephanie Seymour during the height of her Guns N’ Roses phase.

urban decay deep end 2

But because womankind cannot subsist on black winged liner alone, sometimes I like to remix that ish by layering a glittery eyeshadow on top of a super shiny liquid liner to reach the next level of winged liner realness.

Truer words were never spoken...

Truer words were never spoken… (source:

This time I started by drawing an exaggerated wing with Urban Decay Razor Sharp Liquid Liner in Deep End, a deep, iridescent green chorus of long-haired headbangers belting a power ballad, upon which I layered a mix of two of the Urban Decay Moondust shades from the new Moondust Eyeshadow Palette on top.

First, I dabbed my angled brush into the pan of bright green Lightyear, then took it over to teal green Galaxy. Then I spritzed the loaded brush head with Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray to crank up the glitter EVEN MOAR. Then I just layered that on top of the liner.

After that, I tightlined both my upper and lower water lines with an old-school (and, sadly, limited edition) dark greenish black called Mars, one of UD’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils.

On my lips I'm wearing NARS Audacious Lipstick in Stefania and on my cheeks I'm wearing Hourglass Lighting Bronzer in Radiant Bronze Light and Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes in Luminous Flush and  Incandescent  Electra

Wearing NARS Audacious Lipstick in Stefania on my lips, and Hourglass Lighting Bronzer in Radiant Bronze Light and Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Luminous Flush and Incandescent Electra on my cheeks

A couple things to keep in mind when you’re layering glitter on top of liner like this… First, you don’t have to go matchy-matchy with the liner and glitter. If you find two somewhat related colors, like a jewel-toned blue liner and a jewel-toned green glitter, that would totally work too. Experiment — because you never know what you’ll come up with. Sure, sometimes it’ll be a hot mess, but who cares? Sometimes you’ll also come up with something incredibly cool.


urban decay deep end

Second, if you do your foundation, concealer and face powder before applying the glittery shadow and end up with some fallout on your cheeks and under your eyes, don’t worry. You can MacGyver that sh*t.

Just wrap a few inches of tape around the handle of a brush with the sticky side facing out, and voila! — improv glitter grabber/pet hair remover. πŸ™‚ Gently roll that on top of your skin to pick up any stray flecks.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Agata says:

    You look like a bad ass rockstar!!! Absolutely stunning. Your hair looks fantastic! What exactly did you get done? Do I see red?

    I hope I was right about yesterday. I would totally wear this shirt and now I’m even more excited!!! Can’t wait for more clues!!!
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    • Karen says:

      Wow, great eye! Yes, there’s a tiny bit of red. My buddy Alis (the girl who does my hair) added some warmth to the base and then toned the ends with a red shade. πŸ™‚

  2. nai says:

    GIIIIRRRRRRRRRLLLLL…if you’re selling that shirt, I AM BUYING IT.

  3. Chelsea says:

    This is so pretty! I need to do this!

    So interested to hear more about!

  4. Rachel R. says:

    OMG, you look so stunning and bad-ass in these pictures! Love the new hair. Your eye look is gorgeous. I wish UD had made Mars permanent. It’s one of my favorite liners of all time.

  5. Ashleigh says:

    The hair! I LOVE IT! Also this look is gorgeous! Not too late in the year to whip out some teal glitter, is it? Definitely not. πŸ™‚

  6. Leah Rose says:

    Love the lip you paired with this, colored liner is definitely my favourite trend at the moment!

  7. Efrain says:

    We need to talk about that haircut, YOU LOOK AMAZING KAREN; those bangs looks so good on you. Also that winged liner looks so gorgeous, this motherhood thing is making you a hot mama.

    If I’ve already guessed about I’m crossing my fingers to have it shipped to Mexico.

  8. kwmechelle says:

    Dearest Karen,
    Will you please come & do my makeup? Oh, & while you’re at it, throw in that shirt & your brand of bad a$$-ness with that hella cute hairstyle. Check [] yes or [] no
    P.S. I WANT THAT SHIRT!!!!!!!

    East Coast homie

    Seriously, who ARE you?! That hair. That shirt. That winged, glittery eyeliner. #goals (gotta throw in the over-used insta hashtag to make it official) 😎

  9. kwmechelle says:

    P.P.S. I’m buying that shirt!

  10. Lulle says:

    I’ve never tried to do that, but it looks like a cool idea!
    Oh and that shirt, so cool!

    PS: I think some of my mixed tape are still at my mom’s… Have you watched Stranger Things on Netflix? It’s a must-see for children of the 70’s!
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  11. HOTTTT! Karen, you look great! Love the whole look, make-up, hair and clothes. The eyeliner looks amazing.
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  12. Yo, gurl, we should totally start a girl band!
    Everything about your look is awesome – hair, makeup, and outfit. You rock!
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  13. Indya says:

    Beautiful, and I LOVE that top!
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  14. Kim says:

    Such an awesome winged liner look! I like the new fringe and the face-framing layers, too. You’re looking fab! Can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to on πŸ™‚

  15. Chris25 says:

    Do you ever watch the November Rain video and wish you could wear her wedding dress? I do this all the time. πŸ™‚

    I love this look you did! Where did you get your shirt?
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  16. Suzanne C says:

    Girl, that hair!! Love it! So I’m thinking is your own product line. Makeup? Fashion? Cat-themed home decor? Oh, just take my money now.

  17. yelena says:

    Karen, you look gorgeous and like a rockstar! a gorgeous rockstar really!
    and can we talk about the fact that you are also a recent mom, you gorgeous rockstar mom! lol.
    love it all – the hair, the make up and that T shirt! I need a couple of those in black, white, and maybe teal πŸ˜‰

  18. Ruth says:

    ERMAHHGAWD!! that shirt is the philosophy of my life! All things are possible when my wings are on. the look, the hair, everything is on point!

  19. Prachi says:

    Love love love your hair and stunning liner and that Tee tho…
    And I see that you are so out of the make up rut that you mentioned long back.
    Absolutely rocking πŸ™‚

  20. Erin says:

    Love the look especially the red in your hair!
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  21. says:

    Love the hair and the outfit, the makeup looks great on you. I would change the lips for myself in a matte red brown for day, and a dark matte red for night and would do for both looks bronze eyes.

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