How to Create the Perfect Winged Liner

How to Create the Perfect Winged Liner

We take you back to the basics with five easy steps to master this classic look!

The allure of the winged eyeliner is undeniable. Its timeless elegance and ability to enhance any eye shape have made it a staple in makeup routines for decades. However, mastering the technique can seem daunting, often leading to frustration and smudged eyeliner. But with patience, practice, and the right guidance, anyone can achieve the perfect winged liner look.

Before applying eyeliner, ensure your eyelids are clean and free of any oil or makeup residue. If you have oily lids, consider using a primer specifically designed for the eye area to ensure longevity.

Mapping Out Your Wing

Begin by envisioning the shape of your winged liner. Visualize the angle and length of the wing that complements your eye shape. For beginners, lightly sketching the outline of the wing with a neutral eye pencil can serve as a guide before committing with eyeliner.

Application Technique

  1. Start with the Outline: Begin by drawing a thin line along your upper lash line, starting from the inner corner and gradually thickening as you move outward.
  2. Create the Wing: To create the wing, imagine an extension of your lower lash line and draw a diagonal line upwards from the outer corner of your eye. The angle and length of the wing can vary based on personal preference.
  3. Connect the Wing: From the tip of the wing, draw a line back towards the upper lash line, creating a triangle shape. Fill in the triangle, ensuring a smooth and even application.
  4. Refine and Perfect: Use short, precise strokes to refine the shape of the wing and ensure symmetry between both eyes. Take your time and make small adjustments as needed.
  5. Clean Up Edges: Dip a small concealer brush into concealer and carefully clean up any uneven edges or smudges for a polished finish.

Tips for Success

  • Practice Makes Perfect: Winged liner requires patience and practice. Don't be discouraged by initial setbacks, as mastering the technique takes time.
  • Steady Hand: Rest your elbow on a flat surface to steady your hand and maintain control while applying eyeliner.
  • Experiment with Different Products: Explore various types of eyeliners, such as liquid, gel, or pen liners, to find the formula and applicator that works best for you. Of course, we are biased and love our Precision Liquid Eyeliner the best!
  • Keep Q-Tips Handy: Q-tips dipped in makeup remover are your best friend for fixing mistakes and achieving crisp lines.
  • Be Confident: Embrace imperfections and remember that makeup is an art form. Each stroke contributes to your unique style and expression.

Creating the perfect winged liner requires patience, precision, and a steady hand. By following these steps and practicing regularly, you'll soon master the art of winged eyeliner and elevate your makeup game to new heights.  




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