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HOW TO DO WINGED EYELINER

You've got the eyeliner. You've got the mirror. You've got the drive to succeed. You're on your way to rocking winged liner! The only thing between you and that fabulous look? That makeup-artist skill set. Not to worry, we tapped a few of our favorites for their best winged eyeliner hacks.

WINGED EYELINER TIP #1: USE TAPE

Apply a piece of household tape right below where you will draw your eyeliner wing. Use the tape as a tracking line and draw on the wing. Remove the tape for a mess-free, perfectly sharp swoop.

WINGED EYELINER TIP #2: KEEP ELBOWS SUPPORTED

It sounds simple, but it makes all the difference: Rest your arm on a table to stabilize it and look down into a tilted mirror when applying eyeliner for simplified, stress-free application.

WINGED EYELINER TIP #3: CLEAN UP LINES

When you've finished drawing on your eyeliner line, dip an angled brush or Q-tip in makeup remover and use it to clean up any imperfections.

WINGED EYELINER TIP #4: 1-STEP SMOKEY EYE

For instant smokey eyes, Makeup Artist Grace Lee suggests using a gel eyeliner pencil to line eyes, not worrying about creating a perfect line, and softly blending the eyeliner for that smokey effect. This also provides a great base for eyeshadow, ensuring the shadow will last longer!

WINGED EYELINER TIP #5: PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT

If you’re new to eyeliner, especially liquid eyeliner, Grace recommends starting with a pen version, like Hyper Easy Liquid Eyeliner. To get a feel for the fluidity of the pen, practice on the back of your hand before applying to the eye. Use small strokes along the lash line until you can perfect one fluid line.

WINGED EYELINER TIP #6: WHEN IN DOUBT, GO SUBTLE

Create a very natural, but defined eye look with Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner. Grace suggests using an angle brush and applying the gel liner right into the lash line to define the eyes without looking like “makeup”.

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