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Modern Makeup – The New Trends and Techniques Part 1: Winged Liner

How to do the perfect winged liner

This post is the first of 3 posts on updating your makeup techniques, how to create a winged liner.

The most dramatic and pretty trend in makeup for 2017 and 2018 is the gorgeous winged liner. It lifts the eyes and face, and makes lashes look longer. It also hides the false lash strip.

There are a number of products you can use for a winged liner. Below are my picks:

Products to Create The Perfect Winged Liner

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

kat von d tattoo liner
kat von d tattoo liner $28
Kiss Rating 5/5 due to great bleach and colour "lifting"
Kiss Rating 5/5

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tarte So Fine Micro Liner

tarte so fine liquid liner $30
tarte so fine liquid liner $30
 
Kiss Rating 5/5 due to great bleach and colour "lifting"
Kiss Rating 5/5

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Beautyblender Liner Designer

Beautyblender Liner Designer $25
Beautyblender Liner Designer $25
 
Kiss Rating 5/5 due to great bleach and colour "lifting"
Kiss Rating 5/5

Beauty Blender has done it again with an innovative eyeliner application tool. The tool inspires creativity and lifts your liner application to new heights.

This triple-edged eyeliner tool provides a straight edge that will stay in place when gently pressed against the skin. Encased in a compact with a five-times magnifying mirror and a suction cup, it’s perfect for achieving symmetrically lined eyes. The three sides are designed to help create different angles and liner shapes. Use it with any eyeliner pencil, pen, gel cream, liquid, or powder formulas.

From the Sephora Website:

  • Attach the compact to a hard surface using the suction cup and place at eye level.
  • Use the mirror with the five-time magnifier for an eagle eye view to better apply your eyeliner.
  • Rub liner.designer in between your hands for 10-15 seconds to warm up the eyeliner tool.
  • Place the pointed corner of liner.designer on the outside edge of your eye when applying eyeliner using a sharp pencil or liquid eyeliner to create a design of your choice.

For Dark & Sultry: Create a thick line for the upper wing using the curvaceous side with the curved point directed towards the tear duct. Use the guide to extend a perfect line out to your cat-eye flick.

For the Cat Eye flick: Place the straight-laced edge along the angle created by the lower lid to act as a guide for your cat eye look.

For Modern Appeal: Step back in time with a 60’s look by creating a super thick line starting with a cat eye flick using the straight-laced side.Then extend and thicken the liner from the lash line to the crease.

For a Triple Threat: Hold the short round end to guide a brush tip eyeliner pen to create thin, individual winged lines.

Use as a Mascara Defender: Place the straight-laced side on the skin below and above lashes before applying mascara to guard against smudges.

For Lip Liner Looks: Use the curvaceous side to guide lip liner just a smudge over the natural lip line, making lips look fuller.”

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Sigma Beauty Gel Eye liner

Sigma Beauty Gel Eye liner $23
Sigma Beauty Gel Eye liner $23

diane penelope product rating 4

Product rating 4/5 : I prefer to use liquid and you seem to get a sharper wing with liquid.

If you prefer something a little more forgiving try a gel liner (see brush recommendation below).

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ZOEVA 317 Wing Liner Full length: 16 cm

ZOEVA 317 Wing Liner Full length: 16 cm $15
ZOEVA 317 Wing Liner Full length: 16 cm $15

diane penelope product rating 4

Product rating 4/5 : I prefer to use liquid and you seem to get a sharper wing with liquid.

A thin, angled brush that helps execute the perfect wing tip. With any gel, cream, liquid and powder product, this tool will make a flick flawless, fabulous and easy to achieve.

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How to Create your Winged Liner

winged liner diagram https://www.buzzfeed.com/lorynbrantz/breathe-in-breathe-out?utm_term=.clXG8QZjwX#.yeExRn6A38
winged liner diagram (source: Buzz Feed)
  1. draw a line that is a continuation of the curve of the lower lash line.
  2. outline the top edge of the wing
  3. extend the line across the upper lash line getting finer closer to the inner eye corner
  4. fill in the gap and use a cotton tip to tidy the line.

If you are struggling to get a clean line, you can try the sticky tape hack:

Get a clean line using sticky tape (Source: Pinterest)
Get a clean line using sticky tape (Source: Pinterest)

Different types of wings

Smoked Out Winged Liner
Smoked Out Winged Liner (source: YouTube)
Green Glitter liner (Source: creemmagazine.com)
Green Glitter liner (Source: creemmagazine.com)
Black liner with a gold highlight (Source: creemmagazine.com)
Black liner with a gold highlight (Source: creemmagazine.com)
Extended Wing for High Dram Black liner (Source: creemmagazine.com)
Extended Wing for High Dram Black liner (Source: creemmagazine.com)
additional wing lines (Source: creemmagazine.com)
additional wing lines (Source: creemmagazine.com)
24220416 eyeliner styles
The look with rose gold is my favourite (Source: creemmagazine.com)
Extended and sharp dramatic wing (Source: creemmagazine.com)
Extended and sharp dramatic wing (Source: creemmagazine.com)
Classical 50's liner and peach (Source: creemmagazine.com)
Classical 50’s liner and peach (Source: creemmagazine.com)

I hope this first post of the 3 I am putting together. The winged liner is a tricky task to tackle but once you get it, it seems to easy. You just need a light touch, take it slowly and don’t hold your breath. I find myself doing this with mascara and liner.

Cover image: Model: Charlie Kennedy / Makeup Artist: Diane Kennedy / Makeup: Luminous foundation base is Velbella Air Brush make up system / liner is Tarte So Fine Liquid Liner $30 / Lashes are Glam By Manicare.

 

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