3 Easy Ways To Create The Perfect Winged Eyeliner Look
Without a doubt, the step I dread most in my makeup routine is applying eyeliner. I know firsthand, as I’ve gone through the trial and error of applying eyeliner, that creating a wing eye is tricky. Very tricky. But not impossible. And even if you fudge your first few tries, don’t give up. Anyone whose ever rocked this look knows the time it takes to get it right is so worth it in the end. Here are 3 ways to create the perfect wing liner look.
With an eyeliner pencil
- With your eyeliner, mark the center of your eyelid. This will be your guide as to how high/low you want your liner and how thick. Continue to do this along the eyelid, placing 4 small dots along your lash line for tracing just shy of reaching the end of your brow.
- Began to put more pressure on the eyeliner and connect the dots along the lid. The line doesn’t have to be perfect, but try not to go above the dots you created.
- Once you’ve created the top of your wing, began to fill in the space between your dotted line and lash line with the eyeliner pencil, or if you’re more advanced a liquid gel eyeliner.
- If you made any mistakes, simply take a Q-tip with a dab of makeup remover to clean up any smudging.
Suggested eyeliner pencil NYX Slide On Eye Pencil $7
With eye shadow and a liner brush
- Began by placing tape at a diagonal on the outside corner of your eye where you want the wing to end. This will be your guide to the shape and length of the wing and helps to provide easy clean up.
- With your angled liner brush, began to put a small amount of eye shadow on the outside corner of your eye.
- Once you have created the tale of the wing, with your angle line brush start to work your way towards your eye lid, making small strokes along the lash line until you have successfully reached the inner of your eye.
- Take more eye shadow and go over any missed spots or spaces that appear faint, and ensure your strokes now make a crisp, clean line.
- Remove the tape and clean up any mistakes or areas where the eye shadow may have smudged.
Suggested angled brush: E.L.F Small Angled Brush $3
With a liquid liner
- As with the instructions above, you want to place tape along the outside corner of your eye.
- With small strokes, take your liquid liner and start making lines from the outside corner of your eye to your inner eyelid.
- Go over your lid again, this time with longer strokes to fill in any missed spaces and make a straight line.
- Give the liner time to dry before removing the tape and cleaning up any mistakes.
Suggested liquid liner: Almay’s Liquid Eyeliner $6