Myself and winged eye liner do not have a good relationship. It’s tired, it’s strained and it stresses me out! I over think it and just over analyse it and also my left eye is very ticklish and it twitches alot and makes me mess up…yep it’s all leftys fault.
Liquid liner, gel liner, pencil liner, I’ve tried them all. Now, sometimes I get lucky and I attempt it and it works. That’s usually the night I decide to practice my winged eye liner before bed and then have to take it off straight away, what a waste!
You need to be calm and collected around winged eye liner and I am neither of these things. There is one way I can get the look though without compromising my mental health, and for it I need three things.
Or any tape really, I just happened to have scotch.
A liner brush.
Whichever one you’re most comfortable with.
And a eye shadow colour of your choice.
Shadow is way more forgiving than liner and can be easily wiped away, you can always go over it when the shape is achieved using a more hardier substance.
Take two pieces of tape about two inches long. How cute is my dusty tape holder ha.
I put the scotch tape on the back of my hand and pull if off my skin a few times to take some of the stickiness off it, so it doesn’t pull your eye too much.
Place the tape under your eye and make it parallel with the end of your eye brow.
You’ll look fab 🙂
Grab an eye liner brush you are most comfortable with. For me I like the Nima bent liner brush.
Pick the shadow you want to use. I chose the chocolate brown shade from the Narsisst Palette.
I start my wing at the tape, this means when I remove the tape, the line will be straight, so you don’t have to be too precise at all, the tape does the work for you.
I choose how long I want the wing to be and draw a liner from there to the end of my eye.
Then, I just draw a liner across my lashes as normal. I have a slightly hooded eye, so I don’t go too thick with it.
It’ll look a bit like this after.
To create the wing, I just place the brush at the end of the line I created.
Then, connect the line to the line across my lashes.
Try do this with your eye open because you want the liner to look the most flattering with your eyes open rather than closed. I then, just fill in the gap left behind.
Of course, you can make the wing and liner as long, dramatic or long as you want. For me, a smaller wing suits me best 🙂
When you remove the tape, you should be left with a crisp winged edge to your line.
Then the hard bit, you try to recreate it as best you can on the other eye. Luckily, the eye shadow is easy rubbed away, if you make mistake, just grab a cotton bud and clean it away. If the liner is a little uneven when you take away the tape, you can adjust it with a cotton bud too, so don’t panic 🙂
Then you should hopefully left with a soft winged eyeliner look.
I have some shadow in my socket too for some definition and a light shimmery shadow on the lid and in the inner corner, but that’s not necessary at all. I then curled my lashes and add crap loads of mascara 🙂
And there you have it, winged liner but not in your traditional way.
It takes a little practice, but I promise it’s an easier alternative, if winged liner doesn’t some easy to you.