If you have tried to perfect winged eyeliner without much success, hopefully this post will give you some pointers on how to achieve winged eyeliner.
I have done a step by step of two methods that I find helpful to achieving a winged liner, a three step freehand method and a sticky tape method.
I find the best products to use for this is either a felt-tip pen liner or a gel liner and an angled brush. For this tutorial I have used the Essence super fine eyeliner pen it is the perfect fine tip, and even application tool.
Your first step is to apply a thin even line starting from the inner corner of the eye to the outer corner .Holding the pen with the nib pointing towards the centre of the face.
your second step is to create a line from the outer end of the eye at the line you have already created, towards the end of the brow. I find having the tip of the pen pouting towards the eyebrow and dragging down works best here as you can create a finer start to the line to create the perfect flick.
The nest step is to connect the “flick” to the thin line you applied in step one. starting a millimetre or so from the top of the flick with the tip pointing upward drag the pen down towards the bottom liner about 5 to 10 millimetre from the end blending into the bottom liner. If you have made your wing larger than this one you can sometime end up with a small triangle that you can just fill in, but as my flick is quite thick at the bottom I didn’t this time.
If after this step you feel the top of your flick is to thick as I did you can go back in carefully and with a light touch using the fine tip of the pen extend the flick slightly. If you have made any slips or mistakes you can either use a cotton bud with some makeup remover to clean it up or a brush with a small amount of concealer.
If you don’t feel your hand is steady enough or just want a super crisp line this method may be for you. cut a small section of stick tape and put it on the back of your hand and remove it once or twice to remove some of the sticking power before applying it to your delicate skin surrounding your eye. You want to place the tape close to the eye under your bottom lashes angled towards the end of your brow.
With this method you can either do like the fist method and draw a thin line all the way along first and stop at the bottom of the tape,and then do similar as above and start about 1 cm from the end and drag up towards the end of the brow and over the tape. Or you can start at the inner corner of the eye with the tip pointing towards the nose and drag the pen along the eye line towards the tape gradually increasing the width of the line until you reach the tape.
If at this stage you don’t feel your wing is long enough you can draw in the opposite direction staring with the tip on the tape at the hight you want and drab back towards the bottom line. You can make your wing and liner as think or thin as you would like.
I hope you have found this helpful if you would like me to clarify anything or would like to ask any question please let me know x D