Mastering the Art of Winged Eyeliner: A Comprehensive Guide
Winged eyeliner, a classic and captivating eye makeup technique, adds an undeniable drama to your overall look. If you're eager to perfect this timeless style, you've landed in the right space. Our Founder and Makeup Artist, Mindy Louu shares her insights on achieving the perfect winged liner look. Let's dive into the details and master the art of winged eyeliner together.
How to Apply Winged Eyeliner
Louu emphasizes that while winged eyeliner can be adapted based on eye shape, the fundamental technique remains consistent. Follow these steps for a flawless winged liner application:
1. Start with a Solid Base: Line your upper lash line as you would for your regular eye makeup routine.
2. Determine the Angle: With your eyes open, look straight ahead, and identify the angle for your wings.
3. Draw the Line: From the outer corners of your eyes, draw a straight line. Connect the tip back to the lash line to complete your winged liner.
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Tips for Applying Winged Eyeliner
Louu's favorite tip involves keeping a clean angle brush or precision concealer brush, along with makeup remover, within reach. Follow these additional tips for a polished look:
- Use the precision brush dampened with a tiny bit of makeup remover to sharpen edges.
- Employ a clean, dry cotton bud to remove any makeup remover residue.
- Walk the pigment across the lid in short strokes, building color gradually for a controlled application.
How to Apply Winged Liner to Specific Eye Shapes
Hooded eyes can pose a challenge, but Louu assures that following fundamental eyeliner steps will automatically create the perfect wing. Perform step three with open eyes looking straight ahead to avoid the 'bat wing' effect when your eyes are closed.
For almond-shaped eyes, Louu recommends a thicker wing at the outermost edge paired with a thinner lash line for a balanced look.
To lift downturned eyes, start halfway across the upper lash line, finishing with an equally thick outer corner. The angles of the wing can be strategically used to lift the outer corners of the eye.
Winged Liner Vs. Cat-Eye
While both winged liner and cat-eye looks feature a flicked-out end on the upper lash line, a cat-eye goes a step further by lining the bottom lash line, connecting to the upper wing for a more dramatic effect.
In summary, mastering winged eyeliner involves understanding your eye shape, following fundamental techniques, and employing expert tips from makeup artists like Louu. With these insights, you're equipped to create a flawless winged liner look that stands out in any crowd.