Lately, I’ve been a little makeup mad. I don’t know if that’s because I’m wearing it every day for college, or I’m in awe of all of these swatches on Instagram. Either way, makeup is perfection. At the moment, I’m mastering the simple winged liner look, and it’s taken me a while, I’ll admit. I can’t be the only girl who feels the struggle, right? That feeling when you’re reattempting your liner for the 4th time, and you go wrong, and you want to scream? Yeah, I’ve got you. It feels like your eye is literally bleeding.
I thought I’d do a little tutorial/step by step and hopefully, help some of you girlies! I’ve watched so many YouTube videos, and they all make it look too easy, damn it. Now I admit, practise makes perfect and it won’t happen overnight, and sometimes I spend forever doing my liner because it just won’t cooperate. But anyhow, let’s do this.
Firstly, you want to position your mirror so you’re looking down at it and your lid is very open and visible. Simply take your liner and draw a thin line in the middle of your lid (it doesn’t matter if it’s not perfect). Make sure you get as close to the lashes as possible.
Next, you want to go from the corner of your eye and gently create a thin line and join it with the middle line you’ve just made. Your line may go wrong (mine does all the time), and the corner of your eye may look too thick but if this happens either use a wipe to fix it up or get your eye makeup remover and pop a little onto the cotton bud, gently neaten it up. (It’s a life saver, I promise).
Once you’ve got the base of your line, you want to fill it all in and make it as even as possible. Follow the line to the end of your lid.
Now it’s for the exciting part! THE FLICK. Okay, I feel like you get some kind of anxiety when it gets to this stage, but I’ve noticed that if you get anxious, you’re more likely to go wrong. Keep calm and don’t overthink it.
Get your eyeliner pen and simply do a subtle tick action from your lid, diagonal to your brow. It may look a little dramatic but keep wiping and working with it and you’ll get there. Then connect the part from your lid to the line and make it thicker so it’s more joined.
Okay, so reading a step by step isn’t as good as watching it but I’ll put a YouTube video up soon! I hope this has helped a few of you, Lovelies. Eyeliner is a skill and a very good one to have indeed.
May the wings of your eyeliner always be even.