Winged liner is something I do pretty much every single time I do my makeup, to the point where I actually hate not wearing it because it makes my eyes look so much more defined and awake. However, as much as I love the look of the final result, it can be a damn pain in the ass to get right and it's something that has taken me a fair few years of practice to perfect.
I definitely still have those off days where one eye goes perfect but the other resembles something like Mr Tickles right arm and the more you try to fix it the worse it gets, it's true when they say 'don't ask a girl with winger eyeliner why she's late'. However, off days aside, I'd like to think I've mastered it somewhat and I always use the same technique to apply it, which I've found to be the easiest and quickest way!
Firstly I use a liquid liner, specifically the L'Oreal Waterproof Super Liner (the one that's in a little tube rather than the pen), which is honestly the best I've ever found and believe me I've tried a lot! It doesn't budge all day, even in the inner corner which is the main problem for me with liners, and the tip of the applicator is thin and sturdy enough to get a nice, straight, even line.
To begin with, make sure your elbow is resting on an even surface as it will make your hand much steadier so you can prevent yourself from drawing a wobbly line. Apply the liner starting in the middle of the eyelid and draw a thin line towards the corner of your eye.
Draw another small line from the outer corner of your eye leading towards your brow. Sometimes getting the angle right can be tricky but I like to imagine that my waterline continues up towards my brow and apply it in that direction. If you find this difficult, you could place a small piece of cellotape along the angle as you can then be as messy as you want on the tape, but once you remove it you get a nice sharp, clean line.
Connect the two lines together from the outer corner to the middle of the eyelid.
Fill in the gap and continue the line towards the inner corner of your eye, and you can go back over and make sure the line is even and thicken it up if you wish. Then just apply your mascara or lashes as usual!
As an extra step you can even use a black pencil eyeliner along your tightline (my favourite is Nars Via Veneto), which will get rid of any light spaces and makes the winger liner look extra black and defined. I skipped this step but I always do it for a night out.
It's a fairly basic way of applying winged liner but hopefully it helped a little! What do you think?