How to Create the Perfect Winged Liner Look?
BY: CLAIRE – DAYS [DAYS SINCE Today] AGO
A perfect winged liner look elevates your eye makeup game and makes you look dramatic and sexy. It emphasizes your eyes perfectly and goes great with all kind of different eyeshadow styles.
But as we all know, a winged liner look is notorious for being extra hard to do right. Your hands are trembling while you’re trying to draw on perfect lines and then you end up with weird looking wings that are everything but symmetrical.
The struggle is real.
But I invite you to tackle it head-on and learn once and for all how to create the perfect winged liner look. You will find all of the information you need in this beginner’s step-by-step guide to flawless winged eyeliner, but also be prepared to do some practice.
Are you ready?
First things first. There are many different eyeliner types you can use to create a winged look, but some are better and easier to use than others. For example, regular eyeliner pencils are not the way to go when going for a winged look because they’re not precise and you simply cannot create a nice, straight line with pencils. There are also eyeliner gels that you apply with brushes, but they also might be too advanced for a beginner.
So what I suggest is using a nice liquid eyeliner with a pointy felt tip like Xlash Eyeliner. It’s so simple to use and very precise, which is what you want when trying to create a flawless winged look. Also, Xlash Eyeliner is easily removed so great for beginners since you can easily start again if you mess up!
Before you simply go in with the eyeliner and start drawing lines, you need some preparation first. What you want to do is map out where you want the wings. All of us have different eye shapes, so the wings shouldn’t look the same either.
A cool trick is to notice the angle of your bottom lash line and imagine it continuing up to the end of your brow. This is the angle you want for the eyeliner wing. What also helps is to make tiny dots that you can trace later with the eyeliner. It’s much easier than free-handing it.
To avoid trembling hands, place your elbow on a table or any hard surface. Start with a thin line at the inner corner of your eye and continue to the outer corner. Now continue doing a thin line that connects the outer edge of your eye and the point where your wing should end. Now, what you want to do is trace a line back from the point where your wing ends to the outer edge of your eye and fill up the empty space inside the wing. Repeat this for the other eye as well.
Check for symmetry
Ok, so the hard part is over. Check that both eyes look the same and make corrections if needed. Also, if you feel that the winged line is too thin, you can go ahead and make it a bit thicker, the key is understanding your own eyelashes. Be careful not to go too thick when correcting mistakes. You can use a q-tip and some makeup remover to correct any mistakes and make the line flawless. Simply drag the q-tip along the lines and make them smooth and straight.
However, if you completely messed up and you simply can’t correct it, don’t hesitate to remove all of it and start again. I know, it can be frustrating, but practice makes perfect. It’s usually easier when you do it the second time because you know what you did wrong the first time and you have a better idea of how the wings should actually look.
You might also check out some of these cool hacks for winged liner look that might help you.
LIFE-Saving winged eyeliner tricka and hacks
Sometimes drawing straight lines and perfect wings is simply not your forte. Luckily, there are some cool hacks you can try.
If you struggle with getting that wing perfectly straight, apply sticky tape at an angle, where the wing should be. Now simply follow the sticky tape with your eyeliner and you’ll end up with perfect lines!
Make a Stencil
If tapes don’t help, you can even make a winged liner stencil. Take a card that you’re not using anymore, draw out your wing, and cut it out with scissors. Now you have a cool stencil for your wings.
Place the card on your eye and align it properly. Now simply use your Xlash Eyeliner to fill up the empty space. Once you remove the card, you should end up with a perfect winged liner look!
Heat up Your Eyeliner
We’ve all had hard eyeliners that feel like they’re hurting our eyelids without giving off much colour. That can easily be solved by heating it a little bit. Let it lie on a warm radiator, next to your cup of tea, or hold it over a tealight to get it to soften. It will almost melt and be much easier to apply!
Apply Makeup in the Car
This hack is great for all those night owls who have trouble getting up early in the morning. Apply your eyeliner in the car, where the light is much better than in most bathrooms! It’s also great for tweezing your eyebrows as you can see all the little hairs more clearly! Make sure to bring along makeup wipes in case everything goes wrong!
Now you know all the tricks for how to create the perfect winged liner look so start practicing. The worst thing you can do is start drawing your eyeliner five minutes before you need to get out of the house. Give yourself enough time so that you can be calm and correct any mistakes you might make.
It also doesn’t hurt to practice it at home a couple of times. This makes it easier to figure out what kind of wing shape you like the most, plus you’ll get much better at applying eyeliner.
And remember that no one was born knowing how to apply perfect eyeliner, so don’t get frustrated. All you need is some practice.
A winged liner look is perfect for many different occasions and you can make it very glamorous and dramatic, but it can also be a great casual look. Also, don’t forget to apply mascara after you apply eyeliner. I recommend carbon black Xlash Mascara with a curved brush.
How to Apply Eye Makeup Like A Pro
Knowing how to apply eye makeup perfectly can completely change the way you look. Although it might sound simple and it’s something all of us women do on a daily basis, there are some tips on how to apply eye makeup that can elevate your makeup game to a professional level.
There’s a lot that goes into eye makeup including eyeshadow, liner, mascara, as well as making your eyebrows perfect. All of these segments have to be done well in order for everything to look consistent and really emphasize your eyes.
Of course, there are countless ways of how you can do your eye makeup, but there are some general tips that apply for every look. Once you get the basics, you can experiment with different colors, shapes, and looks.
So if you want to learn how to apply eye makeup like a pro, you’ll love this article. It is full of professional tips on how to apply eye makeup that will make the whole process a lot easier.
Before we get into eyeshadows, eyeliners, and mascaras, you first need to apply your foundation. There are foundation creams that are made specifically for eyelids so I recommend that you use those. A good foundation helps to set the eyeshadow better and apply it will also be a lot easier.
If you apply eyeshadow correctly, it adds dimension to your eyes, makes them more pronounced and really accentuates your eye color.
One of the most important things for applying eyeshadow is having high-quality brushes. You need a range of different eyeshadow brushes that will not only help with the application, but with blending as well.
Here are some must-have brushes.
A wide shader brush – it is used for applying eyeshadow to the entire eyelid.
A blending brush –this brush is used for blending in the eyeshadow, particularly at the crease of your eyelid. It can also be used for applying eyeshadow on your lower lid.
A flat brush – also known as a dome-shaped brush. It is used for lining your eyes with eyeshadow or gel eyeliner.
These are the three basic brushes you simply must have, but it’s a great idea to have a whole set of different brush types. So don’t think you’ll get away with applying eyeshadow with only one brush because pros use many different ones.
You will need four different shades of eyeshadow. One for highlights, one mid-tone shade, one darker contour shade, and one dark shade. You can experiment with colors, but this is the basic setup.
Use the flat brush and apply the lightest shade at the inner corner of your eye and below the arch of your brows.
Use the blending brush to apply the mid-tone shade below the crease of your eye.
Now apply the contour shade along the crease of your eye. Make sure to blend it.
On the lower eyelid, use the mid-tone shade and the contour shade.
Complete the look by applying the darkest shade on the outer corner of your eye.
Voila! The eyeshadow is done!
Now it’s time to apply eyeliner. I suggest using carbon black Xlash Eyeliner. It is a liquid eyeliner that’s super easy to apply.
Draw a nice straight line from the inner edge of your eye all the way to the outer edge. Make sure that the eyeliner is not too thick and that it’s applied as close to your eyelashes as possible in order to avoid any blank spaces. If you struggle with applying eyeliner, you can first draw dots to make an outline and then connect the dots.
If you’re skilled at applying liquid eyeliner, you can try to do a winged look, but if you’re in a hurry, I suggest you skip it.
Mascara is absolutely essential for creating the perfect look, it transforms your eyes and adds drama and glamour. Professional makeup artists always emphasize that a high-quality mascara is essential.
Why? It’s hard to apply it perfectly if you’re using a mascara that leaves lumps or dries out quickly.
Mascara can weigh down your lashes, so always make sure to curl them before applying it. It will also open up your eyes and make them look bigger.
The trick is to apply the mascara starting at the roots of your lashes and then wiggle the brush and move it towards the top of your lashes. That makes it evenly distributed and adds volume to your eyelashes.
If you want to go for a dramatic look, apply two coats of mascara, but one is enough for a simple daily look. If you made any mistakes when applying mascara, wait for it to dry and then go ahead and remove the specks with a q-tip.
PRO TIP: If your lashes are not very long and lack volume, try using Xlash Eyelash Serum to make your eyelashes grow faster, become denser, and healthier which reduces shedding.
COMMON MASCARA MISTAKES
Even though most women use mascara on a daily basis, many of them find it hard to achieve those perfect, long lashes. People say that practice makes perfect, but that’s only if you’re practicing in the right way! Here are some common mascara mistakes- how many of them are you guilty of?
Using Old Mascara Past Its Expiration Date
This is a very common one. So many people continue using old mascaras that are way past its expiration date.
You probably think, “What’s the harm there?”
But actually, it can be very dangerous and bad for your lashes. Different kinds of bacteria can grow inside your mascara tube if it’s very old which means you’re transferring it to your lashes. And that can lead to various infections or irritation to your eyes.
Also, mascaras become very dry if they’re used for too long and that will make your lashes sticky and clumpy. And that’s not a good look for anyone
Using Low-Quality Mascara
Did you know that a low-quality mascara can actually damage your lashes?
That’s right, low-quality mascaras contain low-quality ingredients that might irritate your eyes or cause your lashes to break or become thinner. That’s why you should avoid that type of mascaras.
However, there are hundreds and hundreds of mascaras to choose from too and you might not always know which are the quality ones. You might think that the price is the main indicator of quality, but that’s not always the case.
Just like there are expensive mascaras that are really not that good, there are also high-quality mascaras that are really affordable. One example is Xlash Mascara. It is suitable for every budget and contains high-quality ingredients including vitamins and minerals that keep your lashes safe.
Curling Your Lashes After You Apply Mascara
If you curl your lashes after you apply mascara, they might actually break so that’s something you should definitely avoid. You should always use an eyelash curler before mascara and, of course, always use a high-quality curler. That way, you make sure that your eyelashes are properly curled and they’ll look much better.
Not Applying Concealer On Your Lids Before Mascara
No matter how skilled you are at applying mascara, there still may be some specks on your eyelids after you finish. But those small mistakes can be cleaned up more easily simply if you apply concealer on your lids before you apply mascara.
Pumping Your Mascara
Most of us are probably guilty of pumping the mascara in order to get more product on the brush, but that is something that will ruin your mascara. Once you get air inside the mascara tube, it starts to dry out and you’ll have to throw your mascara in the trash long before its expiration date. Not to mention it creates the perfect breeding ground for bacteria.
Not Removing Excess Product From The Brush
If you simply take the wand out of the tube and apply the mascara on your lashes, you will notice clumps and stickiness because there’s too much mascara. That’s why you need to remove excess product from the brush using a clean tissue and then apply the mascara.
Using The Wrong Technique
If you don’t have the right technique, there’s little chance you’ll be able to make your eyelashes voluminous and long. There are a couple of great techniques you can use, but here’s the simplest one. While looking down, use the brush horizontally to apply mascara from the roots. If you wiggle the wand while you’re doing it, the mascara will be evenly dispersed on all of the hairs. Do the same for the bottom lashes.
Not Applying Mascara On Your Bottom Lashes As Well
Many girls seem to skip their bottom lashes when applying mascara, but that will not make your eyelashes really stand out. Applying mascara on bottom lashes as well creates that dramatic and full look while making your eyes look bigger.
Not Removing Mascara Mistakes
There will always be some mistakes when you’re applying mascara, no matter how good your technique is. While mascara is wet, it can get on your eyelids and leave small black specks.
The trick is to wait for the mascara to dry and then remove the specks with a q-tip, it will come right off.
Mascara can also smudge during the day, especially if it’s not waterproof, so make sure you check in the mirror once in a while to make sure everything looks great.
Not Remocing Mascara At The End Of The Day
Every woman out there has at least once slept with makeup on. But although you sometimes feel so exhausted and want to get to bed as quickly as possible, you still need to remove mascara from your eyelashes. Not doing so can cause your eyelashes to break and fall out, and your eyes will get red and irritated.
That’s why you always need to use makeup remover to clean up the mascara, even when you’re feeling lazy. You can do it in literally two minutes.
To finish up your look, you need to spice up your brows as well. You don’t need to go overboard with eyebrow products. What you need is a simple eyebrow pencil a tone darker than your brow hair. Use it to define your brows and make them more pronounced.
These are the basics of eye makeup application. Although it might seem complicated to do, it’s actually quite simple if you follow these simple tips and use the right products. Like everything else, applying makeup perfectly is all about practice, so don’t be afraid to experiment and make mistakes!