Hi Darlings, in today’s post I’m going to give you my Hacks & Tricks for Winged Eyeliner For Beginners.
I get requests for this post all the time but I’ve always put it off because there are so many out there. Last week though, I got my wisdom tooth removed and now my face is quite swollen and bruised so I couldn’t shot a regular #MakeupMonday, therefore, you’ll get this tutorial.
That way I fulfill all the requests and at the same time only show you my eyes.
I’ve been doing winged eyeliner since I was 14 everyday so I’m definitely an expert, I can pretty much do it everywhere, even in the car.
What Eyeliner Should You Use?
This is the first thing you have to buy an eyeliner. There are many different kinds and you have to experiment a little on what it’s easier for you. I personally prefer felt tips pens, because the point is harder and I feel like I have more control, but for example, Julia likes liquid liners better.
Types of eyeliners
- Pen (felt tips or brush tip)
- Liquid (felt tip or brush)
- Pot (you can use it both with a thin brush or an angled one)
- Black eyeshadow (perfect if you want a softer line)
My personal favourites are:
- Charlotte Tilbury Feline Flick Liquid Eyeliner
- Benefit Roller Liner
- Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner
- Guerlain Mad Eyes Precise Liner
- KVD Vegan Beauty Tattoo Liner
As you can see, they are all expensive options because, in my opinion the more affordable ones tend to dry more quickly so you end up buying them more frequently which makes them a waste. While with these, I have to rebuy them once or twice a year.
The second thing you have to learn is your eye shape, to see what eyeliner shape will work best, my tips today are going to work on all of them but I have slightly hooded lids.
If you have rounder eyes you might like a fuller wing from inner to outer corner, if you have almond-shaped eyes you might need a wing that goes more outwards rather than upwards.
The wing that suits everyone
In my opinion, no matter your eye shape (unless you have wide sets eyes), a line that starts right from the beginning of your pupil and goes outwards and upwards into a baby wing will work for you.
How To Do It
Now all it’s left to see is how I do it.
Draw a line from the begging of your pupil towards the outer corner but not all the way. Stop a couple of centimeters before te corner. The easiest way is to do tiny strokes instead of a long one. (The brush is angled how I use it)
Draw a line on the outer corner. Flip the brush and use the point to draw the line from the outside towards the corner of the eyes.
Connect the top of the new line with the top part of the first line.
Colour the inside of the triangle. And the base is done. As you can see though, the line looks fine with open eyes but it looks crocked with the eyes closed.
Use tiny strokes to thicken the line however much you desire and make it as precise as possible.
Thigh line with a black pencil and add mascara.
My Tips & Hacks
- If you have shaky hands, rest both of your elbows on a table or any flat surface.
- PRACTICE! Before removing your makeup at the end of the day, practice. That’s the only thing that will actually work. I wasn’t born this good, I have 10 years of practice.
- Mistakes happen. Some days, your liner doesn’t want to cooperate and it will not look good. I still mess my wings a lot. Use a Q-Tip with micellar water to clean as much as possible.
- Use a black eye pencil to line the upper inner rim of your eyes. This will make the line look fuller and thicker. (You can do only they three quarts you’ve lined on the lid or go all the way to the inner corner, which is what I do only for this step). Make sure to use a long lasting eye pencil if don’t plan on lining your waterline too or it will stamp on it.
I really hope you guys enjoyed it, don’t forget to like, comment and share to let me know all your thoughts and if you have any question.
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