We have all tried to attempt a shot at winged eyeliner before. Some of us have worked hard to make it look okay and others have just found a better way to get their make-up done in the morning. Winged eyeliner is not an easy task to complete! Believe me I have been practising since I was in grade 8 and I still have days where I need to completely remove it and start over!
Today I have created a picture tutorial for you to follow step by step how I create my winged liner and how it works the best for me! Let me know if you find this helpful!
Beware ahead are close up photos of my eyeballs! You have been warned
Step One: The Prep Work
So to begin this I have curled my eyelashes and put on some concealer around my eyes. I find that putting my concealer on first is easier for me because then my wing stays sharp vs applying concealer after and dulling the look of the eyeliner.
I use MAC fluidline in black track to create my wing and apply that with an angled liner brush that I purchased at Shoppers a few years back! You can still achieve this look with pencil liner or liquid I just prefer to use gel!
Step Two: Creating a base
I start with lining my lid. I usually start at the end of my eye and drag the liner in towards my nose lifting the pressure so the line becomes thinner. I usually stop the line before I get to my inner corner but do what you find looks better on your eyes.
Step Three: Creating the Wing
This is the part that is a bit tricky! You need to now draw an angled line from the corner of your eye out towards the end of your eyebrow (as you can see in the center photo below). Now some eyes look better with a straight out wing where I find my wing usually looks better at a steep angle. Test out different angles & lengths to find what works best for your eyes. You want it to be a line from the inner corner of your eyelid out towards your brow usually the length that would line up with your eye crease.
Step Four: Connecting your lines
After I have created an angle that I am happy with I now need to connect it to the first line we created. I start near the end of the wing ( you don't want to go to the exact tip of the wing to start fading in because you want the tip to be very sharp and thin) I drag my liner brush towards the center of my eye to make a flow between the end of the liner and the high point of my eyelid (look at the photo on the right below). This part takes time, slowly add little strokes of liner to make the line fuller. The fuller you create the line the more dramatic the liner will be.
Step Five: Finishing Touches
Add some mascara to your lashes and you should be good to go! If there are any wiggles in your wing just take a q-tip and drag it across the bottom of the line from your bottom lashes up to the edge of the liner.
After that you are pretty much done.... oh but then you have the other eye (making them similar is a task within itself!)
I hope this post helped those who want to add a few tips and tricks to their eyeliner game. Please let me know if this helped and also tag me in a photo if you attempt at winged liner!
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