Winged liner is a classic makeup technique that can add definition, glamour, and drama to any eye look. The technique involves creating a sharp, angled line that extends out from the outer corner of the eye, resembling the wing of a bird. This look is achieved by using a liquid or gel eyeliner, and can be customized to suit any eye shape or preference.
How to achieve a winged liner?
The key to achieving a flawless winged liner is precision and patience. Start by mapping out the shape of the wing with small dots or lines, then connect the dots to create a smooth, even line. It’s important to keep your hand steady and your elbow supported to ensure a steady hand and consistent application. If you make a mistake, you can use a pointed cotton swab or a small brush dipped in makeup remover to clean up any stray lines. You can also use the edges of a business card as a guide, in order to create straight lines. Use the end of your eyebrows as a guide to help you figure the correct angle.
When selecting an eyeliner for this look, it’s best to choose a product with a thin, pointed tip that allows for precise application. Liquid and gel eyeliners are popular choices, as they tend to be highly pigmented and long-lasting. It’s important to let the liner dry completely before opening your eyes or applying additional makeup, to avoid smudging or transferring.
Winged liner can be worn alone for a bold statement, or paired with eyeshadow and mascara for a full eye look. It’s also versatile enough to be adapted for any occasion, from a casual daytime look to a dramatic evening look. Experiment with different liner thicknesses and angles to find the winged liner that suits you best.