How To Wing Your Eyeliner

First and foremost you need patience to wing your liner, and lots of it!!!!  Girlfriend, I had my liner all jacked up the other night.  I got in a rush and made a mess of myself.  🙂  However, after using a makeup eraser pen and some concealer I corrected my mistakes but it took twice as long to finish the look.  Lesson to myself?  SLOW down and be patient.  A wing can be tricky but I’m going to show you an easy way to achieve this look.

I recommend using a gel liner with an eyeliner brush, liquid liner or a liquid felt tip liner.   However, if you are just beginning I would practice with a black or dark shadow using an eyeliner brush or an eyeliner pencil and practice these steps before jumping into bold gel/liquid liners.  You can always go back and trace over the shadow or pencil with the gel/liquid.

STEPS: (Using gel liner and an eyeliner brush. Lightly dab the brush into the gel as it is very pigmented.  You may have to wipe some off on the back of your hand so you’re not going into the corner of your eye with a blob.  Better to have too little on your brush than too much.  Continue to lightly dab into the gel as needed.)

  • As always apply an eyeshadow primer before you apply your shadow.
  • After finishing your eyeshadow look, pull skin taut and start at the outer corner of your eye and slowly draw a line toward the tip of your eyebrow.  You can make the wing as short or long as you want.  This is simply your preference.

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  • Still pulling the skin taut, make a straight line from the corner of the wing to the center of the lid.

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  • Lightly line the inner corner of your eye to meet the center, connecting the two.
  • Fill in the outline of the wing and any sparse areas you might have missed.  Fill in the liner as close to the lash line as possible to avoid any skin peeking through.

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  • Clean up edges or any mistakes using a concealer and concealer brush.
  • Curl lashes with eyelash curler.
  • Apply mascara to desired look.  You can also add lashes for a more dramatic effect.

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Finished Look:

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I did another wing on the other eye using liquid liner.  Same steps as above.

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