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Beginners Guide: Winged Eyeliner

Team LF
Writer and expert9 years ago
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It can be a scary experience when you buy your first liquid eyeliner but trust us, here at Lookfantastic HQ – with a little practice and a few easy steps, you can achieve the perfect winged eyeliner in no time.  It is a look that you can easily vamp up from day to night with a little touch of  lipstick and some lovely long lashes!

1 – Finding the Angle

This is simply starting from the outer corner of your eye and going towards the end of you eyebrows.  Make the flick about half way between the two points.


2 – Drawing the Outline

Start in the inner corner and depending on how thick you want your eyeliner to be, you simply follow the shape of your eye and drag the liner as far as it will go smoothly.  Remember you can always build up the thickness of the wing, it’s harder to go back – so stick to what you’re comfortable with to start with.


3 – Colour In

Join the two lines together and fill in any gaps between the line and your eyelashes.


Top Tip

Use a highlighter such as Pixi Wide Awake to brighten the waterline and open up your eyes to really make your new wings stand out!


Next, partner your new, winged eyeliner with a nude or pink lipstick for a gorgeous day look; upgrade to a hot red for a glamorous evening look!

Products used

Stila All Day Waterproof EyelinerBenefit Roller Lash MascaraPixi Wide Awake Crayon

Please find a our whole range of eyeliners here, we’re sure you’ll find one to suit you!

If you would like to see any more step by step tutorials then let us know in the comments box below or tweet us @lookfantastic!

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