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FAQ About Makeup Techniques

Makeup Techniques
one year ago | gizem

How do I apply winged eyeliner perfectly?

Applying winged eyeliner can be a bit challenging at first, but with practice and patience, you can master the technique. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you achieve a perfect winged eyeliner look:

Step 1: Gather Your Tools:

  • You'll need a liquid or gel eyeliner with a fine and precise tip. Gel eyeliner with an angled brush can also work well for this look.

Step 2: Start with a Clean Eye:

  • Ensure your eyelids are clean and free from any oils or makeup residue. If you're wearing eyeshadow, apply it before the eyeliner.

Step 3: Create the Wing:

  • Find the Angle: Hold a thin makeup brush or a pencil diagonally against your nostril and extend it towards the outer corner of your eye. This will be the guideline for the wing's angle.
  • Mark the Wing: Using the eyeliner, create a small dot or line where you want the wing to end. Connect this dot to the outer corner of your upper lash line, following the guideline you made earlier. The length of the wing is up to your preference.
  • Fill in the Wing: Starting from the dot or line, draw a line towards the center of your eyelid. Then, connect this line to your upper lash line, creating a triangular shape. Fill in the triangle to complete the wing.

Step 4: Line the Upper Lash Line:

  • Continue the eyeliner from the wing towards the inner corner of your eye, hugging your upper lash line. Make the line slightly thicker as you move towards the center of your eye.

Step 5: Connect the Lines:

  • To create a seamless look, fill in any gaps between the wing and the lash line, making sure the lines flow smoothly.

Step 6: Optional: Tightline and Waterline:

  • If you want a more defined look, you can apply eyeliner to your waterline and tightline (the area between your lashes and your eye). This will add depth and intensity to your eyes.

Step 7: Adjust and Clean Up:

  • Stand back from the mirror and check if both wings are symmetrical and at the same angle. If needed, make adjustments with a cotton swab dipped in makeup remover to clean up any mistakes.

Step 8: Set Your Liner (Optional):

  • If you want your winged eyeliner to last longer, set it with a matching eyeshadow or a translucent setting powder using an angled eyeliner brush.