how to create the perfect winged eye

Today, we’re going to talk about my current favorite thing: a winged eye.

I’ve loved this look since I found the BEST liquid eyeliner ever made.

Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner in Black

This waterproof liner stays in place – I’ve even slept with it on and been able to wear it the next day with just a little touch-up – but it’s easy to remove with a little cleanser. The applicator brush comes to a perfect point, making it easy to create a fine line.

Here are the steps I take to create this look.

So, let's get started!
Start by curling your lashes.
Curled (and looking sleepy!)
Then, I coat my lids from brow to lash line with the colors I'm wearing that day. (I don't do any shading yet - I save that until after I've applied liner.)
Grab your eyeliner!
With a steady hand, use the very tip of the brush to draw a fine line as close to your lashes as you can. I line only where my eyelashes are - no longer or shorter.
Carefully, fill in any holes or missed spots between the lashes.
Once you've perfected the line along your lashes, create the wing. Starting at the outer corner of your eye, draw a line at the angle and length you want.
Draw another line at the end of the line you just drew, connecting it back to the lash line. Then, fill the triangle in.
If you'd like, use the tip of the brush to draw a line along your waterline, from your lashes to the inside corner of the eye.
I like to thicken the outside corner of the liner, from the wing inward, to blend any imperfections and add drama.
Then, do the other eye!
(Getting them to match is the hardest part!)
And there you go! The perfect winged eye.

Take whatever steps work best for you, and remember: practice makes perfect!


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