What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of eye makeup? Eyeliner! It is the one of the most important part of your eye makeup which has been used for decades, even before the eye shadows and mascara were a part of the makeup routine. The eyeliner can be used to create many different looks. The winged eyeliner for one is an interesting look to create for all occasions. Wondering how to do winged eyeliner all by yourself? Read on to find out.
What You Need
Before you learn how to do winged eyeliner, you need a good eyeliner that will glide smoothly. You can opt for a liquid, gel or even a dry eyeliner, provided it does not give a cakey finish. But the best option would be a water proof liquid eyeliner, as it will not only glide smoothly, but will also stay on for the whole day (You don’t want such hard work going waste in no time do you?).
How To Do Winged Eyeliner
Here are a few simple steps to help you get that perfect winged look:
- Eyeliners are generally drawn from the inner corner of your eyelid. However, for this look, get the winged part right and then move on to the inner corner.
- Draw a diagonal line from the corner of your eye, angling towards the end of your eyebrow. The line has to extend till halfway between the eye corner and your eyebrows.
- Now start another line from the middle of your eyelid and join the end of the existing line. Give the new line a small dip as it extends beyond the corner of your eye. This will give the winged part a natural curve.
- Now move on to the inner corner and start drawing a line that will join the second line that started from the middle of your eyelid.
- Once you are happy with the shape, start filling it in. Ensure you fill it in one direction and not use different strokes.
- Your winged eye look is done!
Once the winged eyeliner is done, you will notice there are some frayed parts that make it look smudged. Don’t panic and remove it all! Just take a small liner brush, dip it in makeup remover and slowly wipe away the frayed edges.
What Not To Do
While learning how to do winged eyeliner, you tend to do certain things to make it look perfect. Here is what you should not do –
- Do not pull your skin for a taught surface. Though it may be easier to draw on and the shape is more visible, your eyes are not going to remain that way. If you are finding it difficult to draw the winged corners, just tilt your head back as you draw it.
- Do not use too many layers. It may look light or you may have frayed edges. Don’t use multiple coats of the eyeliner, it will only make it look messy.