Eye liner could may as well be the best invention of man-kind, next to internet, cellphones, wi-fi, refrigerators, computers, private vehicles and highways. Ok, I take back my first statement. I obviously exaggerated there but you still get my point, right? 🙂 Eye liner is makeup’s instant perk-me-up tool as it can help with a simple look to a drastic eye shape-changing look. Given, of course, that the person using it is equipped with the needed know-how’s.
I’m not an expert, as you probably already noticed. But on my Cotton Candy FOTD post few months ago, I was really surprised with the overwhelming positive feedback on how even and neatly done my winged liner was. It actually took me years of practice to finally be able to create the famous winged liner in just a matter of minutes. I’m not trying to boast or anything here — all I’m trying to say is that practice is indeed the key.
Little makeup tips here and there won’t hurt too, so why not share my quick and easy steps and tricks for everyone’s use. Might as well maximize all the things we can learn from the internet! 🙂
Begin by priming your eyelids and doing your brows. Then proceed to lining your eyes, make it as thin and as close to your lash line as possible. You could always darken and intensify it more when you’re happy with the shape. Also, in thickening the line, do it gradually. Remember, it’s always easier to add more than to remove any excess.
Next, create a diagonal line starting from the tip of your eye’s outer most corner and towards the tail of your brow. If your lids have extra folds, like mine, use a q-tip to slightly stretch your temples (area between your eyes and your ears) upward to make a smoother, less wrinkled line. Do it gently and avoid tugging your eye area too much as it may cause pre-mature wrinkles and fine lines. Once you’re happy with the length, connect it to the line you made earlier.
To glam things up, extend the black liner on the lower lash line. If you’re going for an edgier look, line 3/4’s of your lower lash line but if you want a more demure look, 1/4 starting from the outer corner will do. Add white or beige liner to fake a wider, more awake look and top it all off with tons of mascara!
For the photo above, I used MeMeMe Eye Sweep Liner (Read review HERE), NYX Jumbo Eyeliner Pencil in Milk and Berrisom Curlume Mascara (Read review HERE).
If you’re trying to rock this winged look for daytime, may I suggest pairing it with subtle brown eyeshadow, just enough the give depth to the eyes, and of course sheer white eyeshadow to highlight your brow bone for a cleaner look?
I used IN2IT Brow Cake (lightest shade) for the crease area and MAC Single Eyeshadow in Daisy Chain for highlighting.
This is usually my go-to look for casual events and school when I have spare time in the morning. It’s fairly easy to do and requires less than 5 minutes — not including the whole face routine. As a rule of thumb, when in doubt, wear black but when it comes to makeup, brown is always the safest choice. *wink
So what do you think? I hope you find this step-by-step tutorial useful, in some way. 🙂
Let me know if you need help in other makeup-related things. I’ll try my very best to help.
See you on my next post!