Q – What do all females have in common?
A – They all love to wing it!!!!
A winged eyeliner is elegant, iconic, and very sexy. You must have seen your favorite female celebrities winging it up on a red carpet. From Audrey Hepburn to Salma Hayek and Angelina Jolie – everyone goes gaga over a winged eyeliner.
Doing a winged eyeliner elevates any basic makeup look instantly, thus turning you more glamorous. You can wear it at parties, small gatherings, and even on a casual date – provided you wing it right!
So, how to do a winged eyeliner perfectly?
You do not have to worry about your shaky hands or lack of proficiency anymore; we have got you covered. Here is a step-by-step method to help you master the art of doing a winged eyeliner.
Products You May Need
A flawless winged eyeliner look can be achieved with any type of liner – a liquid, a felt-tip, a gel, or even a waterproof eyeliner pencil. The other products you may need to create this look are a concealer, loose powder, eyeshadow, makeup remover, and Q-tips.
Step 1 – Prepare Your Eye Area
This step is basic; however important. It is because when you don’t prepare your eye area, the makeup doesn’t stay for a long time. Start with washing your eyes properly, and then use a moisturizer to moisturize your eyelids. You can use an eye primer followed by dabbing a concealer (very important). A concealer creates a perfect base for your eye makeup, including your liner. Do not forget to put some loose powder on your eyelids after applying the concealer.
Also, if you want to use an eyelash curler, do it before proceeding to other steps.
Step 2 – Use An Eyeshadow
This step is optional. If you do not want to do full-fledged eye makeup and are willing to keep it minimal, you may skip this step. But if you are wearing a winged eyeliner for a party, we suggest you use a little bit of eyeshadow to get a more glamorous look.
Even if you are a no-makeup person, you can try a subtle eyeshadow shade to make your winged eyeliner stand out.
Step 3 – Create The First Line
Take your eyeliner and draw a very thin and short line from the outer corner of your eye such that it extends to the natural curve of your lower lash line. You can draw this line to your desired length. But we suggest not going past the end of your brows.
Pro tip: If you are unable to make a smooth line freehand, you can try making a line of small dots and connecting them instead. If this doesn’t work either, you can use a piece of tape, credit card, or even a stencil as a guide to help you draw the line.
Step 4 – Line Your Upper Eyelid
Once you are done completing the previous step, draw a line across your upper eyelid. Ensure that you follow the natural curve of your upper lash line from the inner corner to the outermost corner. Continue to parallel the first line that you have made.
While doing this step, pay attention to creating a smooth line. Do not worry if there are gaps in between. You can fix it later.
Step 5 – Fill the Gap
It is the final step. Now you only have to fill the gaps with more eyeliner. We advise you to stroke your eyeliner on them twice so that you do not leave an empty space. Also, applying two coats of the liner gives it a more defined look.
Winged Eyeliner Styles for Different Eye Shapes
For All Eye Shapes
Cat eyeliner is the most beautiful winged liner suiting all eye shapes. This retro winged liner creates a thin yet striking look on your upper lash line. The flicking out of this liner then gives a cat-eye effect to your eyes. Always use an angled brush if you are doing cat eyes with a gel eyeliner.
For Hooded Eyes
If your eyes are hooded, you can go for a sharp winged eyeliner to make them look sharper and more defined. This look is all about creating thick brushstrokes at the end of your upper lash line. One benefit of this look is that you don’t have to worry if you have created a thick line.
For Almond-Shaped Eyes
If your eyes are large or almond-shaped, doing an all-over winged eyeliner will make you look like a diva. This look doesn’t only focus on your upper lash line but lower too. A dark or pigmented liner also makes your eyes look less tired. To create an all-over winged eyeliner look, opt for thicker liners with more pigments.
Remember These Tips:
- It is essential to choose the right type of liner while doing winged eyes. For instance, if you are a beginner, start with using a gel liner or a sketch eyeliner so that your hands do not shake while doing your upper lash line. Liquid eyeliner is not meant for beginners. You can also use a pencil liner.
- Different colors give different effects on your eyes. If your eyes are small and you want to give a more dramatic look to them, you can use white kohl or liner on your waterline. Line it with a nude shade at the bottom to complete this look. Other shades that you can use with a winged eyeliner are grey, navy, and peach.
- While doing winged eyeliner, always keep your makeup remover and Q-tips handy. If you cannot create a perfect wing, you can quickly dip the Q-tip in your makeup remover and do the correction.
- Do not use generic products for your eyes. Make sure to test the eyeliner before buying. If you are confused about whether to pick a glossy liner or matte – the choice remains subjective.
That’s it. You have mastered the art of winged eyeliner. Now, nothing can stop you from looking like a Goddess!!!!!
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