Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Winged Liner Tutorial!

For a while now people have asked how I do my winged eyeliner and my answer generally is, "lots and lots of practice and q-tips." Well since its a rather popular trend in makeup these days I figured I'd do a pictorial to make it easier for those addicted to makeup, such as myself with no shame, or for those who are new to it to give this a try with a little less hesitation and fear. I promise it's worth trying otherwise I wouldn't have gone through the effort of making this pictorial I assure you!

This can be done either with liquid or gel liner though I personally find gel to be easier and less messy but, to each their own! The point of these steps is to help make near perfect wings with matching angles since winged liner can be perfect on one eye and not the other. I've even included my favorite gel liner, Maybelline Eyestudio Gel Liner in 'Blackest Black' and my favorite liquid liner by Wet N' Wild in black.

Here's how to do this ladies and gents:

You first align your liquid or gel brush from the outer tip of your nostril to the outer edge of your eye. Depending on how little or dramatic you want the wing to be place the tip of the brush where you want the end of the wing to be then mark it. This mark will help you to connect the edge of the mark to the outer corner of your eye. Then you make a line from the inner corner of your eye to the outer corner above your lashline. Make sure this line across the top of your lashline meets the wing. Then you fill the wing from the tip to the lashline. If you make any mistakes take a q-tip and makeup remover or even lotion to fix it. You can even use concealer and a concealer brush to clean it up as well. Once you accomplish this on one eye you should be able to repeat these steps and get the same results on the other. Hope this has helped you with how to make beautiful and even wings for a nice retro look!

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