I can remember the exact day I started doing winged eyeliner. I was in the 7th grade and we were studying the 60′s. We were required to dress up to give our presentations on our various topics (mine was Twiggy). At that point in my life the only things I really paid attention to where horses and the fact that my boobs weren’t getting any bigger. Makeup wasn’t even a blip on my awkward radar. I turned to my mother for help and ever since she busted out that black liquid eyeliner my fate was sealed.
As glamorous as this style can look, it can easily turn ugly:
(Sorry Amy! RIP)
There are a million tips and tricks but honestly, practice makes perfect.
I typically do a really thin line for daily use, but I really want to try a thicker, more dramatic look, especially because the holidays are right around the corner. I love this bold look on K-stew in W Magazine:
And of course, the always lovely Gwen Stefani:
Gwen’s makeup artist, Kathy Jeung, suggests tracing a business card to get the angles to match up; a little nugget of knowledge picked up from Glamour’s Winged out Eyeliner Tips and Tricks.
I’ve been through a ton of brands of liquid eyeliner (I’m serious when I say I’ve been doing my makeup like this since the 7th grade, so trust me when I say a ton!) The award for absolute best product out there goes to:
MAC’s Fluidline black eyeliner: $15, and lasts basically forever. Use with:
MAC 266 small angle brush: $19.50
This morning I came across this amazing tutorial on thehairpin.com :
Hilarious, yet genius!!!