Mastering winged eyeliner
Whether you’re a cat eye connoisseur or just getting started with winged eyeliner, perfecting your technique is key to nailing the look. After all, there’s nothing more frustrating than spending time on your makeup only to have your liner smudge or run. But don’t worry—we’ve got you covered. Read on for our top tips on how to master winged eyeliner, once and for all.
The first step in any good winged eyeliner routine is finding the right product. If you’re new to winged liner, we recommend starting with a felt tip pen or liquid liner with a fine point. These types of liners will give you more control and help you achieve a clean line. Once you’ve found your perfect product, it’s time to start lining!
To get started, rest your elbow on a steady surface and hold the pen close to your lashes. Then, slowly draw a line from the inner corner of your eye outward. As you reach the end of your lash line, slightly flick the liner up to create the “wing.” Repeat on the other side and fill in any gaps as needed.
If you find that your wings are too thick or thin, don’t fret—it happens to everyone! The best way to fix it is by using an angled brush dipped in some waterproof remover (like micellar water) and gently tracing over any areas that need fixing. This will help blend everything out without ruining your whole look.
Once you’ve perfected both sides of your cat eye, it’s time to add some finishing touches! For an extra bold look, try tightlining—this involves drawing a line along your upper lash line (as close to the roots as possible) with a dark pencil or gel liner. Not only does this make lashes appear fuller and thicker, but it also helps keep winged eyeliner in place throughout the day (no smudging here!).