Let's admit it that some of us are really miserable at using an eyeliner. The liquid application almost always results in disaster as we fail to draw out the perfect lines to accentuate our eyes. But then we see stylish trends like Cat Eyes or Winged Eyeliner and it makes us feel worse knowing that we would probably have to sign up for a crash course or spend days mastering the skills of drawing the perfect winged eyeliner. Okay, let's keep drama aside. The truth is that winged eyeliner is not really rocket science. So calm down and hear us out.
First and foremost, you need to stop being afraid of using an eyeliner. It is in fact a great makeup tool to add instant glam to your look even if you don't really want to do anything else on your face. Just highlight your eyes and you are all set to seize the day. What makes the winged eyeliner a popular trend is because it works like magic to do just that. It beautifully accentuates the shape of your eyes.
Winged eyeliner is tough because of the upward angle that you need to create on one end. If you can use a freehand, then you need to draw out the shape on your eyelids and then fill it up.
Simple as that. But if you do have a shaky hand, then it is almost impossible to get a perfect look. So what do you do then?
Here are three foolproof tricks to perfect winged eyeliner:
1. Use a tape
If you can't manage to get the angle right to create the wing then try and use a tape. Just cut out 2 cm tape and stick it at the edge of your eyes in an angle you would want the wings to be. Using the outline of the tape, draw the wing. Then extend the line along your upper lash to finish the look.
2. Use a swipe card
If you can't get hold of any tape or made a last minute plan while at office, don't worry. You can still rock the look by using a debit or swipe card. Similar to the tape, hold it at an angle at the edge of your eyes to draw the wing and then extend it neatly on the upper lash.
3. Use a spoon
Yes, you heard us right! You can even make use of a tablespoon to draw winged eyeliner. Place the handle at the edge of your eyes to draw the wing, and then use the curved part of the spoon to complete your look on the upper lashes.
Once you perfect these easy tricks, you may even find yourself drawing out a flawless winged eyeliner with free hand. Who knows? Practice makes one perfect!