Mar 17, 2013

How To: Winged Liner

Do you crave the classic winged liner but stray away from it for fear of failure? I don't blame you; the winged liner can be very intimidating. It's like every time you see it, it's sitting on it's high horse (with it's end going perfectly upward), saying, "I dare you to even try me!" 

For a long time my winged liner looked more like a teeter-totter, with one side way up higher than the other, than the classic black "gradually going upwards line" that I was attempting. That is, until I came across these 4 simple steps (yeah, another great makeup technique that I can't take credit for!) But who cares, right? My winged liner is now (for the most part) in tip top shape and I get to share the same steps that helped me with you! To me, that's what beauty tips/techniques are all about: sharing them! Okay, I just sounded like Barney (which I'm not very fond of) so I'm gonna move on...

Four Steps To The Perfect Winged Liner
1. Draw an upward line from your upper lid's outer corner to as far as you desire for it to go- the longer the line, the more dramatic the result will be.
*Tip: you can use an imaginary line from your eye's outer corner to the end of your brows as a guide. Just don't draw the line all the way to your eyebrow! Unless you're going for a "look at me everybody, I'm a weirdo" kinda look.
2. From the tip of where the previous line ended, draw your second line gradually going downward. Stop it at the center of your lid.
3. Line your eyes from the inner corner to where the second line stopped (the center of your lid).
4. Now just fill it in and you will have yourself one awesome winged line!!

Things To Consider
* The size of your eyes: if you have big eyes, consider yourself blessed! You can go as thick as you want! But those with smaller eyes will want to avoid overly dramatic (thick) results...they will make your eyes look smaller and cover most of your lid space.
* To avoid the "droopy liner look", use the area where your eyeshadow ends as your point of where to start your first line (step 1). This of course means you will have to make sure you aren't achieving a "droopy eyeshadow look" first.
* Play around with the technique may take a while to get it down (at least it did for me), but then becomes second nature and you won't feel like you have to be so careful.

If you have a different technique that you use, feel free to let me know about it in the comment section below!
Happy lining!



Shandy said...

I've been wanting to try this! I think I'll be brave tomorrow and give it a shot :) Thanks!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

I'm so happy you found it useful :) Let me know how everything goes!

Jenna LaFevor said...

Another awesome how to! I just don't know how this would look on me....hmmmm...I will have to try it!

Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

Maia Rose said...

Nice!!! You made it look so easy! :)

Maia Rose said...

I followed your blog!! love love love it! :)

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks Jenna! I felt the same I wear it most of the time!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thank you Maia! Checking out your blog :)

Lindsey Domer said...

I wish I knew how to do my eyeliner! I have a double crease on my upper eyelid so eyeliner on my upper lid is tricky. :)

Ida said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I have bought the liner in the past but have been too scared to try. Also, found you over at the bloggy moms March blog hop. I am now following you on Twitter @scggirl. feel free to check out my site:

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Hi Lindsey! Yeah, that sounds pretty tricky...Maybe you could google it or look it up on youtube, I'm sure there are videos with similar situations. Thanks for reading and commenting :)

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Hi Ida! Thanks for stopping by! I will definitely check out your blog:)

Mandy Hank said...

Thank you so much for the instructions! I always seem to mess this up and have big thick lines on my eyes :)

Mandy @ The Hankful House

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