Let’s explore winged eyeliner The tools you need to rock this bold make-up look
This bold make-up trend doesn’t require a special occasion, amazing skills with liquid liner or even a steady hand. But you may need a few extra tools to rock it
Aliquid liner pen is essential if you want to pull off this timeless eye make-up trick – the wing, also known as the cat eye. But the crisp precision and budge-proof pigment of liquid liner can be intimidating, so we asked a make-up artist for her help.
DO A DOUBLE TRACE
Start with your preferred liner – gel or freshly sharpened pencil – to map out the shape, then trace back over it with a liquid liner to give it a sharp, polished edge. An angled brush dipped in gel liner makes it easier. Steady your hand by resting the lower part against your cheek.
HOW TO WING IT
The trick is to work backwards so you don’t end up with an angle that’s too high or curly. Place your liner tip just outside the eye above the outer lashes, and draw a line down to the outer corner of the lash line. You can widen the wing by adding a second line slightly above the first, then filling in the gap.
TAKE A STEP BACK
Is your wing messy, uneven or too thick? Nothing a swipe or two with a fine-tipped brush or pointy cotton tip and a bit of make-up remover can’t fix. Voila!