24 July, 2015

How To: Winged Eyeliner

Don't get me wrong, getting a good flick on your eyeliner is hard.  Like, really hard.  I've tried so many different brands and styles of liquid eyeliner to perfect my wing, watched countless tutorials, but at the end of the day, it's just practice.  You can get the perfect wing with any product if your technique is on point (pun intended).

My all time favorite product to get the look is the Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner.  It goes on smoothly and is super pigmented, so you don't have to press hard on the pen.  It has a fine tip at the end to help with the sharp point, and you can thicken the line as you choose.
How to do Winged Eyeliner

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz Taupe
 I always do my brows before my liner -- Here I'm using Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Taupe

My tips for getting your best wing:
  1. Identify your eye shape.  I have almond shaped eyes, so I like to elongate them and draw a more straight line rather than curve it in line with my eye.  I draw straight down to my lash line from where I want the point to be.
  2. Find where you want your line to end, and draw a small dot or fine line to mark it.
  3. Draw from the point to the outer corner of your eye, and begin to connect to the middle of your lash line.  Connect this to the outer edge of your lash line to create that connected point.
  4. Thicken the line if you'd like, or you can keep it very thin and fine.  That's all up to you!
That's it.  Trust me, it won't be perfect or even close to perfect the first time (or first 100 times) you try.  Once you find the right product, you'll learn what looks best on your eye and will perfect your technique.  There are hundreds of tutorials all geared towards different eye shapes, and they all tell you something different.  Find what works for you and get your wing on.


  1. Everyone makes it look so simple, but I can't do winged eyeliner for the life of me haha You look like a pro though! :)

    xo, mikéla / simplydavelyn.com

    1. Trust me, it's just practice! I'm by no means a pro but am certainly doing better than I was last year or even a few months ago. I agree, it looks so simple when someone else is doing it, but when it comes time to sit down in front of a mirror and get to wingin', it seems impossible!


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