Jess does How To ... Winged Eyeliner


Hello beauties,

This week I'm showing you all how I do my winged eyeliner, which I wear on a daily basis.

I start by using black gel eyeliner and a small precision brush to line my upper lash line as thinly as I can, before going back and thickening it toward the outer corners of my eyes.

I use two methods to create the flicks, depending on how I'm feeling on the day, and how much time I have! The first is to simply use the small precision brush to mark an angled line on either eye, which can be easily removed using a cotton tip if the angle isn't quite right. The second way is to use the handle of another brush to create a line across my face, from the outer corner of my nose to the outer corner of my eye, and to use this as guide (I find this takes slightly longer but gives a more precise finish). Either way, I then join the small angled line back to my lash line with the gel liner (the first photo above shows an angled line ready to be joined up). This small wing can then be easily extended and shaped, as shown in the photos.

To finish up, I go over all the gel eyeliner with liquid eyeliner - this really sets it in place and makes it last all day or night! I also like to blend a small amount of pale nude eyeshadow onto my lids to make the eyeliner pop.

My top tips are firstly, not to rush yourself. Allow plenty of time to apply your eyeliner, and work slowly. Wait until your hand feels steady and comfortably angled before you try to create the line. No one gets it perfect in four seconds flat! Secondly, if you do make a mistake, use a cotton tip dipped in oil free makeup remover. This means you will be able to reapply without affecting the finish (oil based removers may cause reapplications to be difficult). I twist the cotton tip between my fingers to remove the eyeliner without smudging it all over my face. Use a small foundation brush to touch up your base if you need to, then go from there.

I hope this helps some of you out! If you would like a better description of anything, let me know.

Have a good week!

J xx

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