Most women won’t leave the house without lipstick or mascara, but in my case I rarely will go anywhere without winged eyeliner. It is my #1 favorite beauty look, but let’s be honest… it can be a PAIN. Though I’ve applied liner a million times, there are some days where it is impossible to achieve the perfect wing (and it usually ends up happening before a party or work event). I’ve listed some helpful tips that I’ve learned from the last couple of years and hopefully it will help you out as well.
First things first, decide what type of wing you’re trying to accomplish.
When you’re trying to accomplish the perfect wing, do not try to “wing it” (bad pun implied). A shorter wing is more reliable for an everyday, quick look and a dramatic cat eye is great for a night time event.
Choose the right eyeliner brand.
Choosing the right eyeliner is CRUCIAL for achieving the perfect winged look! There are tons of different types of eyeliners, but the easiest one I have found is a precision liquid eyeliner (preferably waterproof).
Start with the wing first.
If you’re creating a smaller wing, angle the brush towards the crease of your eyelid. If you’re creating a longer wing, angle the brush towards the tail of your eyebrow (see below).
Once you’ve created the line, fill in the line towards the iris.
After you have made the triangle of your choice (thin, dramatic, thick), connect the liner to the inner corner of your eye. For a thin line, keep your eye half open while you’re applying to prevent accidentally making the line thick. For a dramatic cat eye, give “shape” to the triangle by angling the line slightly downwards while you’re connecting it to the iris. For a thicker line, angle the line more straightforward towards the iris.
Image Source: Miss Hanna Mae
Tips & Tricks:
If you have hooded eyes, don’t make the line thick.
Clean up mistakes by using coconut oil on a Q-tip (easier than makeup remover)!
At the end, put concealer under the wing (with a brush) to make this look appear clean and sharp.
If you can’t keep your hand still, apply scotch tape at the corner of your eye to “guide” your line. Use the tape as a “ruler” to keep it straight.
Hope you found these tips helpful!
Until next time,