How to Do Winged Eyeliner
Winged eyeliner is an iconic look that adds flair, sophistication, and drama to any makeup ensemble. If you’re new to the world of winged eyeliner or just need some tips to perfect your technique, this step-by-step guide will help you achieve the perfect wings every time.
1. Gather your materials: Before you begin, make sure you have all the necessary tools on hand. This includes a high-quality eyeliner (gel, liquid, or pencil), a small angled brush (if needed), a clean makeup sponge or tissue, and a steady hand.
2. Choose your eyeliner: Gel and liquid eyeliners tend to be easier to apply and are often more precise than pencil eyeliners. However, if you prefer a softer look, a sharp pencil eyeliner may be your go-to option.
3. Prep your eyelids: Apply an eyeshadow primer or concealer on the lids to create a smooth base. This will prevent creases and help keep your winged eyeliner sharp and even throughout the day.
4. Draw a guiding line: Begin by drawing a thin line along the natural curve of your upper lash line from the inner corner of your eye toward the outer corner. Keep the line as close to the lashes as possible. This acts as a base for your winged liner.
5. Find the right angle for the wing: For a flattering winged look, follow the natural upward shape of your lower lash line from the outer corner as it extends outward. You may find it helpful to visualize an imaginary line extending from the lower lash line up towards your eyebrow.
6. Sketch out your desired wing shape: Lightly draw an angled line with the tip of your liner or brush from the outer corner of your eye towards where you want it to end—this will create the overall shape of your wing.
7. Connect the top edge: Extend the line from the top eyelid towards the end of the winged outline you just created, ensuring the lines are connected smoothly and seamlessly.
8. Fill in the wing: With gentle strokes, fill in any gaps in your eyeliner shape. The aim is to create a solid, continuous line from the inner corner to the tip of your winged outline.
9. Clean up any mistakes: If you’ve gone slightly off course or made a small mistake, use a cotton swab dipped in makeup remover or micellar water to quickly erase errors without ruining your makeup base. Be sure to let it dry before moving on to other steps.
10. Perfect both wings: Replicate these steps on your other eye and take a step back to assess your work. Remember that practice makes perfect, and achieving symmetrical wings gets easier with time.
Now that you have mastered the art of winged eyeliner, you can confidently rock this captivating makeup look for any occasion. As you get more comfortable and confident with your technique, you can experiment with different styles and thicknesses to create variations that best suit your eye shape and personal style. Happy winging!