How to nail your winged eyeliner in 5 Easy Steps
Ladies! When it comes to applying makeup, most things are pretty basic and not too tough to tackle but the battle of the perfect wing is ongoing. Either the wings on both eyes don’t match, it’s messy, or your liner runs onto your eyelids. Perfecting the perfect wing can be daunting. Well, have no fear ..... your girl Bula Bella is here. Here are 5 easy steps to get you the perfect wing in less than 5 minutes.
Step 1: Prep your eyelids
Apply concealer or eye primer to your eyelids and brush over with setting powder or loose powder. This will help your eyeliner last longer, help the colour stand out more and most importantly it will help avoid any creasing of makeup on your eyelids.
Step 2: Draw a line along your lash line
Draw a line along the lash line. DO NOT draw your wing just yet (that step comes later), for now, just focus on the line along your upper lash line. The thickness depends on the width you prefer so that is completely up to you. Be sure to fill in the eyeliner as close to your lash line as possible. tip: if your hand isn’t steady enough for liquid or creme eyeliner, line your lash line with a pencil liner first then trace over it with your liquid/creme eyeliner. tip: if you have monolids (I’m talking to you my Asian persuasion sisters). Draw an arch line above your lash line. Be sure that this arch line is thick enough that when you open your eyes you will see the perfect size line. Use a creme eyeliner and allow at least 30 seconds to dry before opening your eyes.
Step 3: Apply your mascara Step 4: Draw that wing
Once you have applied your mascara. If you look at the eyelashes at the very end corner of your eye, you will notice your lashes have curled. Yes? The very end corner lashes will have a little flick to it. Now take your eyeliner brush or liquid eyeliner and place it right on that lash (being sure not to apply too much pressure), you want the wand of your liquid liner to rest gently above that lash. Following the flick of that eyelash, draw a thin diagonal line towards the end of your eyebrow. That line can be as long or as short as you like.
Step 5: Complete your wing
Draw a straight line (or as straight as you possibly can) from the very tip of your wing down to the middle of your upper lash line. tip: keep that eye closed as you do this. Place your index finger at the end of your eyebrow to help stretch out any loose skin. tip: eyeliner should be thinnest at the inner corner of your eyes and gradually get thicker as it leads to the wing. Now you can fill in the liner or make it thicker if you like and voila. You now have the perfect wing in less than 5 minutes. I will say this, it takes a little patience and some practice but once you get it, you will be rocking your winged eyeliner like a pro.
Bula Bella, Be your own kind of beautiful