Anatomy of a Pin-Up: Winged Eyeliner

Hey Guys & Dolls!
A few weeks ago, SimplyBe asked me to create a series of Beauty Looks breaking down a classic party look. I thought this would be the perfect time to break down one of the most sought-after looks, A Classic Meets Modern Pin Up! For the next few weeks I’ll be breaking down the anatomy of a Pin-Up look: the Winged Liner, Perfected Skin, False Lashes and The Perfect Red Lip! Today we’re exploring Thick Winged Liner!

For those of you unfamiliar with SimplyBe, it’s a British clothing store that carries US sizes 10-28! They have some of the CUTEST on-trend clothing, not to mention great basics for plus-size women. At the end of the month I’ll be sharing a party themed Lookbook featuring different looks that all work with my modern take on Pin-Up style makeup!

List of Makeup Products

  • Urban Decay Anti-Aging Eye Primer Potion
  • Inglot 111R (peach gradient eyeshadow)
  • Makeup Geek Latte (crease color)
  • MAC Blacktrack Fluidliner (gel Liner)
  • MAC 208 & 210 Brush
  • Simple Makeup Remover


  • Earrings- Charming Charlie
  • Bracelet- Henri Bendel
  • Plain White Tee
  • Nails- “West End Wonderland” Butter London

thick winded liner

perfect liner flick

Winged Liner Thumbnail

Preview of the rest of the look:

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Cora (vintageortacky)


  1. November 11, 2013 / 6:00 pm

    UGH ! Amazing as always. This is my go to everyday look. πŸ™‚

  2. November 11, 2013 / 6:43 pm

    I’m watching this right now, and I just had to pause it to gasp at the FREAKING GORGEOUS PICTURE OF YOU UP THERE!!!!! I can’t even… so beautiful! <3

  3. maria
    November 11, 2013 / 6:45 pm

    awesome look Cora as always!!

  4. Melissa
    November 11, 2013 / 7:24 pm

    Everything you do is sheer perfection! This is gorgeous!

  5. November 11, 2013 / 7:28 pm

    I’ll definitely be trying this out. My cat eye never seems to come out even sometimes. Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

  6. lucy williams
    November 11, 2013 / 7:56 pm

    You make it soooo simple thk u very much

  7. November 11, 2013 / 8:54 pm

    I love that perfect light lid combo. It’s gorgeous and subtle!

  8. November 12, 2013 / 1:32 am

    LOVE THIS! What lashes and mascara did you use here?

  9. Noyle
    November 12, 2013 / 2:15 am

    that last picture… awesome πŸ™‚

  10. November 12, 2013 / 9:31 am

    That first image really is kinda breathtaking…
    Do you have any suggestions when it comes to winged liner for a hooded eye? My dang eyelid creases right where the wing should be… help!

  11. November 12, 2013 / 11:39 am

    That pin-up look is simply beautiful and I totally agree with you when you say that it suits everyone. The video is also very helpful and, what’s more important, its so fun!!

  12. November 16, 2013 / 4:38 am

    Hi Cora! I’m in my prime now, as I’ve finally gotten the kids out of the house, and I’m young enough to have fun exploring myself πŸ™‚ As a younger woman, I concentrated on work and my family, which left little time for me. Well, I still have to work, but the kids are taking care of themselves. I drive a fork lift at work, outside, at night, if you can imagine. I’ve been there for almost 7 yrs, and my boss is pretty comfortable with me and my skills. That being said, I have a lot of freedom with self expression that others may not be able to enjoy in the workplace. I love your tutorials, and try different looks regularly, much to the enjoyment of my husband and coworkers. Sometimes I don’t get it quite right, but I keep trying. Anyway, I wanted to say that I am learning as I go, and I always take something from your videos. You’re helping me to be a better me, and I want to thank you for that. You’re a truly wonderful person! Kudos πŸ™‚

  13. Luis Dominguez
    November 16, 2013 / 7:55 pm

    This look is so quick and cute love itβ™‘β™‘β™‘

  14. Princess Megg
    January 21, 2014 / 9:15 pm

    Make both wing lines first… FRICKIN BRILLIANT!!!!! thanks!

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