Mastering winged eyeliner can be super frustrating!
With some of these tips and some good old fashion practice, you will become a cat eye master. A lot of women are scared to even attempt this look, and many are discouraged when they can’t get it right the first time around. Don’t get upset… I promise if you give yourself some time you will feel like a rockstar.
The Right Liquid Liner
There’s nothing wrong with using a pencil liner for this trick (you’ll get a softer and more natural line), but I personally like using liquid liner. My favorite is the STILA felt tip pen. It is the blackest of the black and it does not move. Drugstores also carry a large variety of liquid eyeliners, just be sure to choose one with an easy-to-use applicator. I suggest buying a liner that’s waterproof and will last all day long.
It’s Time To Apply!
Step 1: Start by placing the tip of your eyeliner in the middle of your eye and follow your lash line to the outer corner. Try to get as close to the lash line as possible. The harder you press down, the darker and thicker your wing will be. If you prefer a thicker wing, retrace your steps a couple of times. When you have the middle portion done exactly how you want it, softly follow the inner corner and connect it to the middle. I have found if you start with the front you tend to get it too thick.
Step 2: To wing your liner out, angle your line about 45 degrees towards the end of your eyebrow. You can go more drastic than that but I always start there and see how it looks. I tend to stop my wing where my crease ends but if you want a little more drama flick it up just a tiny bit more. Keep in mind that all eye shapes are different and not everyone will have the same wing shape, thickness or length. If you are struggling to get a straight line you can also get a small piece of scotch tape and take it from the outer corner of your eye angling up to the end of your brow. Drag your liner across the tap and then peel it off. When you are doing this technique just make sure the wing is consistent in thickness all the way across. If not you will end up with something bumpy and uneven.
Step 3: Fill in your wing, thickening the curve as you go. Chances are you might mess up at least a couple times, so take a deep breath, grab a cotton swab or concealer and reshape or start the wing over if you need to. Its just makeup, it’s not that serious 🙂
Practice, Practice, Practice
The more you practice the better your outcome is going to be. It will take you a few tries in order to get the look you like. Sometimes you have to make one side thicker in order to make them even. If you’re having a hard time steadying your arm I recommend resting your elbow on the sink in front of your mirror. That way you have more control and you only have to move your wrist. Now go grab some liner and have some fun figuring out what kind of look you love. Have an amazing Monday you B.eautiful people.