Monday, 6 April 2015

How To | Winged Eye-Liner in 4 Simple Steps

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. 

Step One:
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. 

Step Two:
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.

Step Three:
Connect the two lines together from the outer corner to the middle of the eyelid.

Step Four:
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?
xoxo


41 comments :

  1. How does your eyeliner look so perfect?! I'm awful at applying mine so this post was super helpful :) Thanks lovely!

    Blushhx

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    1. Trust me some days it goes so bad haha thanks, no problem! xo

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  2. This was very helpful. I've been doing it almost every day for about four or five years, but I always do it slightly differently each time haha. I may start trying to stick to one method though, because I always seem to have one slightly thicker and before I know it they're both way thicker than I expected!! Yours looks lovely though

    lucy | luceellen xxx

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    1. Aw thank you, hope this makes it easier for you! xo

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  3. Amazing tutorial! So easy to follow! Love a good cat flick! <3

    zaras-bowsandpearls.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. You have your eye liner on point!! Wow I am jealous!! Xx
    OliviaCheryl.com

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  5. Your winged liner is simply perfection!
    No matter how many times I try, my eyeliner often looks weird, haha.
    Love, Yana x

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  6. Great tips!!!! Your liner looks so perfect, i'm defiantly going to give this a go, thank you :D

    http://katsbeautytales.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. Love your Tutorial - I always find it difficult to apply the winge. I will definitely try your method of doing it :)

    Stefanie x
    http://www.thefashionrose.com/

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    1. Thanks, hopefully this method is easier for you! If you find the wing difficult definitely try the cellotape trick or clean it up with concealer :) xo

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  8. I love this post, this is probably one of the most frustrating parts of doing your make up! One eye will be perfect and then it's like you've lost the ability when you try and get the other eye to match! But practice makes perfect as they say :)

    Zita Jane xx Twenty Four

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    1. Oh tell me about it, if you mess it up all the time you spent on your eye makeup is basically ruined..risky haha xo

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  9. I wish my eyeliner looked as perfect as yours, I'm absolutely useless at it hahah! Definitely going to try doing this though and see if it looks any better x

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    1. Aw trust me I was useless at it a couple of years ago! But practice makes perfect and I find this way the easiest way to do it, hopefully it helps you a bit! xo

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  10. Fab post, your eyeliner is flawless! My favourite mascara is also the L’Oreal Superliner - I’ve tried others but always gone back to that one :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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    1. Aw thanks so much! Ah same I try others but always go back to it, the waterproof version is the best and so affordable too! xo

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  11. Great post, your eyeliner is so on point, wish I could get mine this perfect!

    alice x | beautybyalicee | bloglovin'

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    1. Ah thanks, trust me I still have room for improvement! Just keep practicing :) xo

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  12. This is really helpful I'm rubbish at winged liner and definitely going to try this tomorrow!

    Amy x

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  13. This is super helpful!

    http://sweetrusticlove.blogspot.ca/

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  14. this is probably the best eye liner tutorial i've seen! Thanks for sharing
    x,Abril
    The Color Palette

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    1. Aw I'm sure there are way better out there but thanks so much! xo

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  15. I am so horribly bad at applying winged eyeliner, your's is so good !! xx
    LemonaidLies - Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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  16. I love this post! I always mess up the eyeliner when I try to do the winged eyes :) Great tips

    Dora
    http://www.adropofindigo.ca/

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  17. Your eyeliner is so perfect! I wish I could perfect my technique like this. I've used the L'Oreal Waterproof Super Liner in the past and you've made me want to purchase it again. I'm not a big fan of the L'Oreal super liner felt tip pin. I love how precise it is but it doesn't seem to last on me, even with primer. Although I feel like this is just me because everyone seems to rave about it!

    Tara Eavan x

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    1. Yeah I'm the same with the felt pen Superliner version! It's really easy to draw a quick flick on but it just doesn't last and disappears on my inner corner and smudges at the outer corner, nightmare! xo

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    2. Ah it's good to know I'm not the only one who had this problem! x

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  18. Ooh I love this post! It was really helpful and I'm definitely going to try this! I followed your blog through GFC and Bloglovin! :)

    -Sophie xx
    ♥ Cherries and Perfume ♥

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  19. Thank you!
    Big help❤️❤️❤️
    Dawn

    www.BrilliantOrchid.com

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