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Easy hacks to get the perfect winged eyeliner

The steps to creating your perfect winged eyeliner just got so much easier.

Winged eyeliner is classy, edgy, and has the power to completely change or accentuate your eye shape. But let’s face it, perfect winged eyeliner isn’t easy to achieve. It takes countless tries and experience to get your eyeliner perfect, but it’s certainly not impossible.

When I first started experimenting with eyeliner, I tried literally everything I could find at my local Target. Liquid, gel, pencil, cream, you name it. It takes a lot of technique to get that perfect flick while still creating a flattering shape for your eyes.

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I have huge round eyes, but with trial and error, ‘ve found the best way to do my wings. The key is determining your eye shape and then playing around with different mediums and styles to create the eyeliner look that you like the best. Others prefer a rounded or curved wing, while I love straight angled wings.

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Check out these tips and tricks to ensure your winged eyeliner is looking perfect 24/7:

1. If you have monolid eyes

For monolid eyes, you want to start out by following the natural curve of your eyes. After you line your upper lash line, you want to thicken the outer corner and exaggerate the wing so that when you open your eyes, you have a nice bold wing. Remember to always keep your inner corner slightly thinner, unless you’re looking to round out your eyes.

 

2. If you have rounded eyes

To create more of an angled wing eyeliner look for round eyes, you want to aim for very straight wings.  Creating a straight wing will elongate your eyes and give you the illusion of more narrow eyes. Even though we’re creating straight wings, you want to make sure that it’s aimed upwards to lift your eyes and not drag them down.

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3. If you have upturned eyes

To do eyeliner on upturned eyes, you want to apply a very thin line on your upper lash line and slightly wing it upwards. Creating too dramatic of a wing will emphasize your eye shape in a very unflattering away, so you definitely want to avoid that. Thickening your eyeliner on the outer corners of your bottom lash line will give your eyes a more rounded appearance.

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4. If you have almond-shaped eyes 

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Almond eyes are nice because you can ultimately line them any way you want to achieve different looks. To accentuate almond eyes, line closely to your upper lash line and slightly wing it upwards. Straight edged eyeliner will elongate your eyes while a rounded curved shape will make your eyes appear bigger.

 

5. If you have downturned eyes

If you have downturned eyes, you want to thicken the outer lash line heavily. When creating a wing, you want to make sure you create the wing upwards to contrast against your downturned eyes. This will uplift your eyes and make you look more awake and brighter overall.

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There are so many different types of eyeliners on the market that you really have to play around and see what’s easiest to work with for the look you’re trying to achieve. From personal experience, I’ve found that creating dramatic, elongated wings were easiest with a cream eyeliner and an angled brush.

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If you’re going for a really natural eyeliner look, try a felt tip pen- it’s incredibly easy to use because it just hugs your lash line and you just have to tug slightly on your eyes to create a small wing. Liquid eyeliners are usually a hit or miss. Depending on the type of applicator, you can achieve what I like to call “baby wings” or super thick wings.