Are you bold, smokey or graphic?
Whether you’re a winged eyeliner pro, or end up turning an easy liner look into a smokey one after too many attempts, we’ve got three gorgeous ways to wear winged eyeliner. From steady-handed make-up lovers to beginners wanting the basics – there’s a liner look for everyone, including an oh-so-easy winged eyeliner look, super-sexy smokey eyeliner and a social media worthy edgy graphic eyeliner.
‘How to do winged eyeliner?’ has to be one of the most asked beauty questions in history. So close that search engine and get ready to add three must-have eyeliner looks to your arsenal.
Before you commit to battle (yes, applying eyeliner can really be that hard) make sure you’ve chosen your partner in crime wisely. Gels, liquids and pencils all behave differently, but fear not, we’ve got the 4-1-1 on each, along with our top picks to get the job done. Aren’t we nice?
Get friendly with gel
Did someone say easy application, intense colour and no smudges? Change up the game with gel eyeliner, soon to become the latest addition to your make-up routine. Apply to clean lids, and with an angled brush coated in gel to create a dramatic line worthy of an Oscar. For a classic cat eye look, get your paws on Benefit’s They're Real Push Up Eyeliner. Its purrr-fect lash-hugging formula won’t budge or smudge, guaranteeing you definition for a whole 24 hours. How’s that for amazing?
Admit it – one of the very first beauty products you ever bought was a black eyeliner pencil. The good news is you’re not alone. A dash of eyeliner along the waterline has a clever knack for taking a look from zero to hero in a matter of seconds. And mastering the know how to apply it is even easier. Pick up your pencil, Yves Saint Laurent’s Dessin Du Regard waterproof eyeliner is our go to, and draw a line as close to your lash line as possible, taking care not to jab yourself in the eye. And Voilà! Eyes even Kate Moss would be proud of.
Liquid liner love-in
Pssst! We’ve got a secret to tell! No one applies liquid eyeliner perfect the first time. As that annoying saying goes, practice makes perfect, so why not give it a go? The No7 Stay Perfect Liquid Liner is great for a first time try. It’s intense, long lasting colour remains in place day and night. Begin by drawing a thin line just above your lash line, stopping just before you reach the outer corner of your eye. Keep repeating until you’ve got the thickness right for your look. If you’re cat eye crazy, mark out the finishing point and extend away, baby.
Congratulations, you’ve just become an eyeliner applying pro. It’s a good day, isn’t it?