Three Easy Steps For Winged Eyeliner

Ever since Ariana Grande started rocking that dramatic winged eyeliner, I knew this was going to be for me. I love how bold it is and how it really changes your look. Winged eyeliner can be very hard to do and it takes a lot of practice.  I recommend practicing this many times before you go out in public because it can get messy. I have tried all different types of eyeliners and have determined that liquid eyeliner is the easiest to use. One with a very thin, pointy tip of course. If you are having trouble getting a perfectly straight line, keep makeup remover on hand and clean them up as you go. After trial and error, I have found these three steps that I use every time: (Sorry for the creepy eye close-ups!)

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Step One:

Draw a line that goes from the edge of your eyebrow to the edge of your eyelid. You can make this as long or short as you want to increase or decrease the drama of the wing. This may be the hardest part of the whole process, so keep eye makeup remover close. You don’t want the end near your eyebrow to be too bulky or squared off either, so make a soft swooping motion to flick it outward.

eyeliner 2

Step Two:

About a centimeter down the wing, you are going to draw a line that will run diagonally to the inner corner of your eye. Make sure you start at the end closest to your eyebrow. This should be a quick, fluid motion so the eyeliner tip doesn’t pull on your eyelid and ruin the straight line. This can be as thin or as thick as you like. If you want the diagonal line to be cleaner, you can touch up on the edges with eyeliner, or use makeup remover.

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Step Three:

Fill in the space underneath the line you just drew with the eyeliner. Don’t rush this step. You don’t want to have random spots that aren’t filled in on your wing. Make sure you get to the very edge of your eyelashes as well. At this time, you will be able to tell if your wing has turned out the way you want it to. And always remember, your wings are cousins, not twins! You will go crazy if you try to get them identical to each other. Just WING it, and see how they turn out ;). If they aren’t even you can use makeup remover to adjust the length, width, etc.

Maybelline Eyestudio Master Precise All Day Liquid Eyeliner Makeup, Forest Brown, 0.034 fl. oz.

Click on the eyeliner image to see it on This is my favorite one to use because the tip is so thin and creates very straight lines. I usually do my winged eyeliner over my eyeshadow, but you can do these steps with or without it. My wings aren’t perfect, but they work for now and I feel fierce wearing them. Good Luck!

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