You prime your eyelids and spend 20 minutes blending in that smokey eye, and then suddenly it’s all ruined from your failed attempt to nail that winged eyeliner.
Don’t worry, I’m here to help. As someone who is semi-new to the winged lifestyle, I’ve found some nifty tricks to help you get that winged look you’ve always been hoping for!
You’ve probably seen this trick floating around Instagram, simple place a piece of scotch tape along the bottom corner of your eye and extend into the direction of the end of your brow. In small strokes, I always start from the wing and inwards, draw a line from the line of the tape to your eyelid and then thin out as you move closer towards the inner corner of your eye. If you want a more dramatic and bold wing, make the wing thicker.
- Card Trick:
No, I am not suggesting hiring a magician to perform a magic card trick to get your winged eyeliner slaying. Get any playing card and similar to the tape trick; line it up along the bottom crease. Angle it again towards your brows, as high or low as you want the wing to be and then with small strokes draw a line from the wing inward or vice versa (whatever is more comfortable for you). Unlike the tape trick, there is no need to peel off sticky tape from your face and will leave with a sharp and crisp line.
If you are feeling confident enough to free hand it, good for you, I will be forever jealous. Lightly stroke your eyeliner outwards to your wing, try to angle your brush/tip to make the end of the wing sharp. Of course you may smudge a little eyeliner outside of the line but don’t fret, simply get some concealer on a brush and go over top of the extra eyeliner. It will cover it like a breeze and give you a sharp, crisp wing!
- Connect the dots:
This one makes drawing a line and wing so much easier. Instead of drawing one single line in one stroke it’s best to use dots and then fill in. Start with three dots, 2 on the edges of the colored parts of your eye, one in the center of the eye. Then move to the end of your eye, place a dot there. The last two dots will be slightly elevated and angled towards the end of your eyebrow. Depending on how dramatic of a look you are going for, you can place your dots and far or as close to the corner of the eye you want. Then slowly, connect the dots!
Who knew a spoon would be helpful to wing your eyeliner! Grab the handle of the spoon and line it up along the bottom crease of your eyes (similar to the card and tape trick). Trace along the handle of the spoon and draw your wing. Now using the head of the spoon, line it up with the line you drew from the handle, and stroke from the outer wing, inwards towards the corner of your eye. From the outer corner of your eye, continue drawing a small line along the lid into the inner crease. Who knew spooning would be so simple!
Well hopefully these five easy tricks will help your eyeliner go from racoon eyes to slaying queen! Try them out at let us know which tip you liked best! Or maybe you have some tips of your own – tell us in the comments below!