23 June 2016

The Winged Eyeliner Edit


Knowing a thing or two about winged eyeliner, I feel inclined to share some of my tips & explore some of my makeup muses.

I guess when someone tags you in a post on Facebook about the next generation of grandmas wearing winged eyeliner, you know the liquidy stuff has make it's mark on the world. Since about 16, I've been wearing winged eyeliner, and let me tell you, my first attempts (and even a couple years after) were not too flash. I think I'm fairly good at doing it now so I could tell you a thing or two if you're interested.

Muses: Exhibit A, Anna Karina. She is mentioned as owning the eyeliner look in Alexa Chung's book It, and I have to agree. Big lashes, thick black eyeliner. It's all good. Exhibit B, and something a little closer to 2016, we have Jess who I have to admit has stolen my heart with her thick black eyeliner. She definitely initiated my love for thick winged eyeliner and lots of mascara. Side note: Have a look at her channel because she is such an underrated Youtuber. Lastly, Exhibit C is the woman herself, Alexa Chung. The video with her and Lisa Eldridge makes my heart skip a beat just a little. The eyeliner here is more of an everyday wearable look I think, and absolutely what I strive for most days.


Products: The two products I use religiously to make my wings are the LO'real Superliner Superstar Eyeliner* and Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid Eyeliner. The LO'real offering has a flexible tip, making it very easy for newbies. I like to use this first as I find it super easy to make a sharp and angled line. It is not extremely pigmented though, which is where the Rimmel eyeliner comes in. I like going over the LO'real one with this super liquidy, pigmented one because it makes sure my eyeliner never budges and gives off a more dark and dramatic look, which I like.

Tips: In the words of Lisa Eldridge, work out what angle and thickness looks best for your face. Look at yourself straight on in the mirror and always keep checking back to see what works best. You don't have to cookie cut yourself into a particular style. There are lots of different eye shapes - ones that demand a more lifted look, a longer or shorter flick or varying thicknesses. One of my eyes has a longer crease I have discovered, and makes matching up my eyes just that bit harder.

Practice, practice, practice. Yep, it's this annoying tip. But it's painfully, painfully true. I look back at some of the winged eyeliner I did two years ago and I have a bit of an eek moment. You can also get worse without practice too, as I've discovered. Please let me have back that perfect eyeliner streak from 2015.

Once it looks okay, leave it for heaven's sake. I have made the mistake of going too far and basically covering my entire eye in black because I thought I could make that line look just a bit better. Once you're semi-happy, take it as it is, and head out the door. It's not going to look perfect everyday, but when it does, it feels good and you'll spent all day looking at it in every mirrorable surface. Just me? Okay.


-Emma


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16 comments

  1. the best part is when you get one eye perfect and you're so proud of yourself...but then there is the other eye still undone!! ahah! and here's the tragedy!! at least, for me lately is this story!!XD

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    1. Haha, that is me like every time. I can do my left eye well and then the other one messes up. x

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  2. I don't count myself as wearing make up if I haven't go my winged liner on! And I agree that you have to find a style that works for you, I love the style that sweeps all the way across the eyelid but it's just too heavy for me.

    Loved this post :)
    Georgie xo
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    1. Yes, I love winged eyeliner - makes me feel so great when I have it on. I really like eyeliner that is just on the outer eye but all the way across is cool as well.

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  3. One day I will achieve this!

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    1. Yes, one day! I'm sure :)

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  4. Liner is not my strongest suit, although I have to say that L'Oreal liner does make things a heck of a lot easier.

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  5. I love a good wing as well, although I have eyes that tilt downwards at the outter edge, so eyeliner can be a little difficult to do. It looks fine if I raise my eyebrows a bit, so maybe I just need to always look surprised in order for my wings to look good!! x

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    1. Haha, yes, I feel like it kind of looks better if you have a certain expression. x

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  6. I too love a winged eyeliner look and wear one pretty much everyday; my eyes just feel naked without it now, ha! I've been looking for a good high street eyeliner for ages now, as my Kat von D is slowly but surely running out :( I'll definitely check these two out though, thanks for the recommendation!

    Fay <3

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    1. I hope you like them if you do try them! I've heard the Kat Von D one is really good x

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  7. It's my dream to achieve the perfect winged eyeliner. I think I'm slowly getting better at it, I have hooded eyes so I'm always struggling to figure it out xx

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    1. Yes, I think it's just practice and figuring out how it can work for your eye shape! x

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  8. I'm so useless at eyeliner, definitely need to get more practise in.

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    1. You'll get better if you practice :)

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