Winged eyeliner can be one of the most desired makeup trends to master, yet the most disastrous to perfectly achieve.
Learning how to get the perfect wing and shape can sometimes be extremely tedious, and make us want to give up trying all together. Being one of the most classic, iconic makeup looks that is still extremely relevant today in the beauty industry, winged eyeliner is definitely worth perfecting until you get it right, even if it takes you a little longer to get there.
1. Start With an Angle: Instead of starting in the corner of the inner eye and working your way up to create the angle you want, why not create the angle first? This can be easily done by drawing an upward line at the end of your eye, usually 1-2 centimeters in length. By creating the upward angle at the beginning, you can then set yourself up for the right shape. Next, start at the top of your angle and slightly slant the liner down-ward towards the lash line, moving it in ever so slowly towards the inner eye. This works almost like a stencil, and you can fill in the gap with your liner until it’s perfectly black.
2. Use an Angled Liner Brush: For most people, liquid liner takes getting used to and practice. If you aren’t confident in using a liquid liner just yet, try using an angled liner brush with a gel liner instead. The brush is a great tool to help guide you to getting the perfect line. Dip the brush in the gel liner and follow step one, slowly shaping your wing and smoothing out the line as you go.
3. Connect the Dots: When using liquid liner, draw tiny dots along the lash line to give you a base for setting up your line. You can “connect the dots”, if you will with the liquid liner to give you a cheat sheet for getting it straight and neat. Use a black eye pencil underneath the lash line to help fill in any gaps, so there’s no spaces or eyelid showing. If you mess up the liquid liner, use your angled liner brush or eyeliner pencil to help smooth it out, until you can use liquid all by itself.