Tutorial: How to Wing It

September 09, 2014

Ah so many wing puns and so little time.
After a beauty blogger twitter chat about A/W trends it seems everyone is looking forward to winged eyeliner in autumn.
I know that a few years ago I would have LOVED for a blog that I read to have a guideline for winged eyeliner so I thought why not make one myself?

A quick disclaimer- I'm not a make-up artist, this is how I taught myself to do my own eyeliner, everyone will have different ways to do it but this is a starting point for anyone who struggles with eyeliner.

This tutorial should work out with any kind of liner, although I'm using Make Up Revolution Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner personally.

So step 1 is figuring out where to put the eyeliner. The easiest way to do this is to use points on your eye as a reference.
 I've used pink badly drawn lines to give you an idea on which points on your eye to use. A good starting point is to follow your bottom lash line up using a pencil/anything straight to figure out where that is. I usually take that line up to the top of my crease (the dotted pink line). The little L mark (not meant to be an L I'm just very bad at drawing but you get the idea) is where my line is going to thicken out and join up with my flick.
I tend to use the edge of my iris as a marker for this but how you do this really depends on your eye shape and how you want your wing to look.
 So if you've kept up with the badly drawn pink lines it's time to map out the flick.
Draw the line following your bottom lash line and take it up to your crease line. Or shorter or longer depending on what you want. I find the crease line to be a good measurement to keep both eyes even.
 I then draw the line from the edge of my iris diagonally up to join my first line to create what will be the outline of my flick. At this point being neat isn't all that important as it will all be neatened up when the rest of the line is applied and the wing filled in.

 Then I use a felt tip to continue the line down to my tear duct, (I'm using MUR Felt and Kohl Pen). I also use this to do some tightlining on the upper lid which makes everything look a bit neater.
 Now to neaten up! I go back in with the liquid eyeliner and thicken up the line to my wing so it creates an almost straight line from the edge of my iris to the wing. I also go back over the wing and fill it in again to make it much darker and sharper.
A coat of mascara and we're good to go!

Hopefully you find this tutorial helpful, even a little bit! I would love any feedback you have :)

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5 comentarios

  1. Awesome flick! I need so much more practice with my flick :) x

    Brenda BusyBee

    1. I think it's a case of practice and finding what works for you! Until recently my eyeliner situation was dire! xx

  2. I feel like the game changer for me was the lining up for the flick tip, I think someone mentioned it at the Northern blogger meet up and since then my flick has improved so much! Great tips though especially for someone like me who's a total eyeliner noob! xx


    1. Yes that's what massively helped me as well! Especially when it came to getting them even! Glad you found them helpful lovely :) xx

  3. This was a great step by step. I've gotten better at it over the years. But for a long time, I didn't see many tutorials from people with hooded eyes. I always wondered why my friends' liner look so good and why it was so easy for her to draw a quick line - until I realised that not only are our eye shapes completely different, but the texture of our lids too (she has really smooth lids). Judging from your photos, our our shapes are similar so it was very helpful to me to see how you do it! :-)

    Beauty Isles | An Island Girl's Beauty and Lifestyle Blog


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