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How to Do Winged Eyeliner like a Professional

February 6, 2017

How to Do Winged Eyeliner

Not all winged eyeliners are one well. You don’t apply one just because everybody else is doing it. Rather than it being difficult to do, this type of look takes a certain skill. That’s the reason why some women are scared of trying it on their own. Or, if they did try, and fail, they are scared of doing it again.

There’s a certain art to how to do winged eyeliner. A thin line that’s drawn all the way across your eyelid gives the illusion of longer eyes. If the lines are thicker at the center, it gives the illusion that your eyes are wider than they are.

Most women don’t know it but there are several types of winged liners, and they conform to the type of eye shape you have. We are going to learn how to do winged eyeliner, and hopefully, along the way, you will learn the best style for you.

How to Do Winged Eyeliner for Downturned Eyes

You have a downturned shape by the way the corners of your eyes tilt downwards toward your cheekbones.

Here’s how to do it:

1. You draw a thin line toward the outer corner starting from the inner corner.

2. The line should be drawn out, then upwards to the crease.

3. Make sure to stop at the outer corner of your eyebrow. (Pause a shade where your eyebrow stops if you are going to draw an imaginary vertical line.)

How to Do Winged Eyeliner for Hooded Eyes

You have a hooded shape if you look forward and the crease of your eyelids cannot be seen.

Here’s how to do it:

1. Close one of your eyes and find where the lid starts – (This is to ensure that your eyeliner is not hidden when you open your eyes.)

2. Draw a line from outwards in.

3. Thicken as necessary.

How to Do Winged Eyeliner for Monolid Eyes

These are usually the eyes where there’s a negligible crease.

Here’s how to do it:

1. Find yourself a liquid liner – (that’s because you don’t have much crease to work on.)

2. Unlike the two methods above, the stroke is very different.

3. First is to start a straight line from the outward eye at the upper lash line.

4. One you’re satisfied with your wing, draw another line from the inner lid and connect to the break in the line at the middle.

If you are a beginner, better get yourself gel eyeliner because you can easily correct your mistakes. But you need to obtain an angled brush in order to apply this one. In contrast, liquid eyeliner can be tricky to use because of its liquid application.

But there’s a liquid liner that comes in the form of a pen. This is probably the easiest to manipulate, especially if you are still practicing your strokes.

As with everything else, practice makes perfect. So don’t be afraid to pick up those brushes and pens and practice, practice, practice. You can only become confident about doing the perfect winged eyeliner once you hone your skills.


Valerie Stitt lives in New York as a professional freelance writer, blogger, and content marketer. Follow Valerie on her health blog, Halfmile Fitness

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