Another small panel from the September Maquia's 45º angled makeup feature caught my eye, as it provides a short-cut to the most interesting technique for me -- that particular diagonal, fractionally in-set-from-the-end-of-the-eye wing.
Again, I'd like to thank Claire from Land of Lorp for sharing with me the article from which this scan hails. Hop over for further details of the main 45º tutorial, and for even more inspiration from Maquia.
This accent wing is placed atop a finished, neutral, slightly elongated eye, for which I used a delicate gold shimmer all over the lid and inner 2/3 of the lower lashline, with a grey satin smoked straight out from the outer portions of both upper and lower lashlines; both shades from Suqqu 06 Ginbudou quad (review). The hot pink wing is Kiko Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow 30 Shiny Fuchsia (swatch) and overall colour scheme is inspired again by Suqqu EX-16 Benichagasane (the autumn quad I didn't buy).
The wing differs from that in the main tutorial, as the 'horizontal' is now established by extrapolating from the curve of approx. the last 5mm or so of the eyelid, and then the wing is placed at a 45º angle above it. Because my upper eyelid is more curved than the Maquia model's (who has longer eyes), my wing looks more curved with my eyes open, and swerves further from the extended corner of the eye, even though it's drawn on a straight line :
As I love makeup that calls attention to itself as makeup, I loved this variation. Bonus, it only takes 30 seconds on top of a 2 minute basic neutral eye. The full five-minute face also includes Addiction Amazing cheekstick for blush, and Guerlain Gala Rouge G on lips, with base again a combination of Shu Uemura Underbase Cream in Pink topped with Rouge Bunny Rouge Sea of Tranquility (airiest pale pink+gold) highlighter.
Mascara is Fasio Full Dynamic Volume, brows filled with Shu Uemura H9 pencil in Seal Brown.
Without: do you agree that the wing doesn't really lift the eye so much as just BE PINK? :D
Again, I'd love to hear from anyone who tries this trick -- and it's so much easier/quicker than the full on geometric version, it's practically mandatory. I loved hearing from everyone in response to the last post both here and on Makeupalley, and in particular seeing Anne from Rushing Glam's two takes on the original 45º technique, which explores how different colour palettes changes its effects.