The Ultimate Guide For The Perfect Winged Eyeliner
I have been wearing winged eyeliner for more than 10 years, and I would be lying if I told you that I am perfect at it. It’s still the most difficult part of my makeup routine, and the one step I would always skip if I am in a hurry. However, I feel like I look just so much better with it. I have pretty small eyes naturally, and eyeliner is the perfect way to elongate my eyes, and give them a bit more depth. That’s why I’m always on the hunt for some eyeliner tips from professional makeup artist.
In case you are also looking for some ways to step up your eyeliner game, then I have some great news for you. I found some of the best, and most common tips that professional MUAs recommend to us regular folks. While they do seem pretty simple at first, I actually feel like they significantly helped with the way my winged eyeliner turns out.
Five steps to the perfect winged liner
It turns out there are five crucial steps to perfecting winged eyeliner. First of all, you have to choose the type of eyeliner that you are most comfortable with: gel, dip or pen eyeliner. If you are a beginner, then pen-shaped eyeliners will be the way to go. However, if you are a bit more experienced, then gel and dip eyeliner may be a better option. I also always have some Q-tips and micellar water on hand, just in case some accidents happen.
Step one: Prepare the eyes.
To give your makeup a smooth, even base and to aid in better adhesion, use concealer or eyeshadow primer under your eyes and on the eyelids. This will help the eyeliner glide on more smoothly, and it will also cover any discolorations that you may have.
Step two: Curl your lashes.
While this doesn’t seem to be connected to achieving the perfect wing, it can actually make the whole process so much easier. If you ever had an eyelash stuck between your eyeliner brush and eyelid, you know what I am talking about.
Step three: Create the opening line.
Draw a brief, thin line from the outer corner of your eye with liquid eyeliner, extending the lower lash line’s natural curve to the appropriate length. You can also make small dots and connect them later, if your hand is shaky and you can’t draw a smooth line.
Step four: Make a line on the top lid.
Draw a line across the top of your upper eyelid with liquid eyeliner, parallel to the previous line and following the natural curve of your upper lash line from the inner to the outer corner of your eye. Make sure to draw a straight line.
Step five: Fill in any gaps.
There isn’t anything more awkward looking than gaps in your liquid liner. Before you move onto mascara, make sure you fill in any existing gaps between your eyeliner and upper lash line.
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