Create The Perfect Winged Eye Liner In 5 Simple Steps…

 

The Perfect Winged Liner

 Considering that I’m 33, it’s not like I haven’t had a good few years to get my liner spot on, yet it’s something I avoided & struggled with for such a long time simply because I couldn’t keep a steady hand or judge the similarity in sizes between flicks. Yes, you know how that one ends = eye catastrophe. Yet now that I’m somewhat wiser (thanks to plenty of practice) creating a flawless eye look is probably a favourite part of my make-up process… all thanks to simplifying it down to 3 bare necessities:
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I’ve lost count of the vast amount of liquid liners I’ve tried tested over the years. Even when others claim to create flawless looks with must have products I’ve been left in a state of confusion as to why I’m not getting the same results. So ladies… I’ve come to the conclusion that (like many a thing in life) you have to plod on through until you finally find ‘the one’. For me that will only ever be Rimmel Professional Glam Eyes Liquid Liner. The shape of the wand & super-fine nib seem to work perfectly for me. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying it’ll be the Holy grail of liquid liners for YOU but it’s the only one that I can use to really get my flick on fleek! If you haven’t found yours yet don’t give up hope, it’s out there, I promise – just keep going and you’ll most certainly find the perfect match!
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If you’re in a mad dash or watching the clock then forget about it as I pretty much guarantee you’ll end up with a mass of smudges or one eye perfect & the other rivalling a giant panda – as cute and cuddly as they may be it ain’t as sassy as a look on us humans. When you’re attempting to perfect your flick build your wing up gradually, if you’re a liquid-liner newbie then set aside 10 minutes to practice each evening until you finally become familiar with the shape you want to create – it’s useful to keep a stock pile of eye make-up remover wipes for quick & easy removal. Don’t forget, slow & steady wins the race so take your time!

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We might have our own individual little ways for getting the job done, but if you’re struggling with the theory of liquid liner here’s my easy step-by-step guide on how I personally achieve my perfect winged look:

Step 1 liquid liner
1) Start by drawing a very simple line from the outer corner of your eye towards the end of your eyebrow. I usually stop about 1/2 way. As you’re coming to the end of your line very gently lift the nib of the liner wand to create a delicate tapered edge.

Step 2 Liquid Eye Liner

2) Starting just below the tip of the line, draw a second line towards the bottom middle of your eye lid creating a (kind of) curved isosceles shaped triangle.

Step 3 Liquid Eye Liner

3) Keeping your liner neat to your lash line, very gently draw a second line that follows the lash line & tapper it to just before the inner corner of your lid. Fill in the triangle and smooth off any bumpy lines by gently retracing over them. Try and build the liner to the natural curves of your eye.

Step 4 Liquid Eye Liner

4) Using your go-to concealer & small eye brush, tidy up the edges of your lines to create a super sleek finish.

Step 5 Liquid Eye Liner

5) Finally, re-smooth the edges of your liner & add lashings of your favourite mascara. Voila = the perfect winged eye liner!

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Liquid Eye Liner Step by Step

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Easy Liquid Eye Liner Tutorial

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Are you a fan of liquid liner, if so what’s your favourite brand to line your lids with? Do you have any tips for creating the perfect winged look or are you still trying to master the method? Whatever your thoughts do let me know in the comments below… we always enjoy a good cosmetic chatter here on Confetti & Curves 😉

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85 thoughts on “Create The Perfect Winged Eye Liner In 5 Simple Steps…

    • Awwh thank you so much Mecia, glad you enjoyed it 🙂 Oh tell me about it – it took me ages to get it right!! lol I can imagine hooded eye lids would be so much trickier to work with… very little solution to that *sigh* However I hope this little tutorial might give you some sort of helping hand in the shaping of the liner 🙂 XXX

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  1. Your liquid line is superb! Learning how to do it is definitely an ongoing process (and pretty much impossible under pressure). Somehow I’ve never tried the triangle method! I sort of just start with a fine line and layer more on if I want to get dramatic 🙂 Great tutorial!

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    • Thank you so much Mil, that’s a really nice compliment 🙂 Oh I see what you mean, funny I’ve never tried that method before but I must give it a go and see how I get on! I guess we all have our own ways to suit 😉 xxx

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    • See, it’s just like the saying goes – one mans trash is another’s treasure lol Funny my sis recently recommended a liner and swore by it, but for the life of me I couldn’t get used to it yet her eyes are lovely when she uses it. I’ve tried the felt liners before but just can’t work with the pens – something about the Rimmel on that just works for me 😀 Have a fab weekend lovely & thanks for commenting! XXX

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  2. I fall in the category of having a seemingly good liquid eyeliner flick but the closer you get the more it becomes apparent that the line is a mess, so I am definitely still trying to master this, yours looks perfect! I’m also apparently, unexpectedly in the market for a new liquid eyeliner so will definitely be giving Rimmel a try! x

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    • Totally know what you mean Sophie – what might help is if you pull the skin tight when you’re applying the liner so it stays lovely and smooth. Just a suggestion 🙂 I can assure you you’re not the only one struggling – took me soooooo long. All about the right liner & technique, don’t give up you WILL get the hang of it!! XXX

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    • Lucie!!!! How are you lovely? 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by, and of course for the lovely compliment – you’re such a gem! Ahh it took me so long to get it right too Lucie, it can be such a fiddly job *sigh* Glad you enjoyed the post huni, hope you have a super weekend XXXX

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    • Hey Megan!!! So lovely to see you huni, how’s things with you? Is all well? Yes, it’s been too long! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a lovely compliment 🙂 Hope you have a great weekend huni XXX

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  3. Great tips 🙂 I love seeing how other people manage these things and this seems to be a great way to do it. Love the little tip on concealer to tidy up the line, never though of that but will definitely be trying that.
    Hope you have a great weekend xx Anne

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    • Thanks so much chummy 🙂 It would seem we all have our different wee ways for getting the job done but like you say it’s always interesting to see how we each come to the same result 😀 Yes, try the concealer – it’s great for tidying up! Hope you’re having a great weekend too *hugs* XXXXX

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    • Awwh thank you lovely 🙂 I promise you you’ll get there – just keep on practising and it will click! It may not be this method but possibly you’re own way of doing it, whatever it is – you’ll do it 😉 Thanks for the fab compliment huni XXXX

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  4. Great step by step tutorial and tips! I don’t wing my liner out too much on a day to day basis but I love the look. I always have to keep stepping back to make sure the balance is right since I have hooded crease. I envy your eye shape – perfect for showing off a winged liner and I love your eye shadow colour here!

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    • Thank you so much – what a lovely comment to read, so full of compliments!!!! ❤ Yep, I think getting the right balance on both eyes is always the trickiest part lol Hope you've had a lovely weekend & thanks again for such an awesome comment huni *hugs* XXX

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  6. Omg hun, such a fantastic tutorial ❤
    I am not good at applying eyeliner and even though I tried many times, it never comes out so perfect as your do 🙂
    Now I have a better way to practice this, thank you so much sweety for this 🙂

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  7. Hey Karen, I would imagine it helps to have the most hypnotic eyes in the world!!! Seriously lady, you have gorgeous peepers :)) Thanks for sharing this, I never seem to get my liner right, so I’ll definitely give it a go x

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    • *blushing furiously* awwwwh Evie what a compliment – that’s super lovely of you to say huni 🙂 Thank you so so much – not much makes me blush but you’ve managed to do a darn good job of it huni lol So chuffed you enjoyed this, makes my day to read such awesome feedback!! Hope all well with you *hugs* XXXXX

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    • Awwh thank you so much Asa 😀 Yes, it’s a tricky one to master (well it certainly took me quite a while!!!) Give the method a go and fingers crossed it works for you the same as it does for me huni!! Hope you’re keeping well, lovely to chat ❤ XXXXX

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