Ruse on December 4, 2014 at 1:02 pm
It certainly takes a lot of practise and a substantial amount of patience to get a winged liner right. There are so many different variations however the technique remains pretty much the same whether it is a thin line or a more elaborate one you want to create.
The most important thing is to have the right tools. There are various liner brushes available for gel liner application (see picture below) and then of course there are the liquid and pencil liners. If you are a beginner, using a brush and eyeshadow is probably the easiest way to practise. I will post another blog on the products themselves.
I like to use cellotape, however you could use a card (credit card type) to ensure a straight line, or just draw the line free style. I start at the outer corner of the eye and lay the tape toward the end of the brow. There should be a straight line to work with now. Draw a thin line (depending on how thick and long you want the liner) along the tape and then start to fill in in a triangle shape. If you begin about a 1/4 of the way down the line and work up slowly, you should be fine. Keep very close to the lash line and thicken as desired.
When the tape is removed, you should have a crisp sharp line. If there is perhaps some cleaning up to do, you could either use some concealer and a concealer brush, or I like to use a thin brush and some toner or makeup remover and just clean up any problem areas.
Practise is key for winged liner!