Hopefully you are feeling a bit more comfortable with a winged eye liner look at this point! That was our goal anyway.
For this last liner look, we asked our beautiful intern Victoria to step in as a model – Victoria, like Andie, does not have a lot of lid space for her liner. This just means the lines should be thinner, and what Andie suggests is bringing some of that line down on the bottom lash line. This helps make the look higher impact!
We started by creating the outline for the wing first, once that outline was created we lined the lids. With eyes like Victoria’s, you may have to pull the skin up a bit more while you are applying that liner on the lash line. If you are unsure how much to put on, start small and work your way bold!! It’s so much easier to add more than to take away – and that goes for every aspect of makeup!
Once the lid is done, it’s time to finish off the wings. This is something Andie does to herself every time she does liner – You’re going to want to create a ‘step’ of liner – this is because you want the thickness of the liner on the outside of the eye to match the thickness of the liner on the inside of the lid. This is were you have to through that idea of the Instagram winged liner out the window, people with out a lot of lid space and creases that come down farther aren’t able to create that perfectly smooth liner – it would look wonky with they eyes open – but that’s ok!! You can still create an amazing looking liner! We’ll tell you how.
Without going all the way to the outer corner of the winged liner (about 3/4 of the way – this helps create that nice point at the end). You will draw a line for the outer most flick inward and match the top of the line so it is even with the liner we have already put on the lid – this you will do with the eyes open.
If you close the eye you have done this on, you will see that once the eyes are closed, the liner doesn’t look like it matches up at all – but that’s ok because, again, it doesn’t matter what the liner looks like with they eyes closed!
And so we close off Winged Liner Week and we hope you have enjoyed it and found it helpful!
This Look is…
A special thanks to our intern Victoria Guir
who modeled for us for this look
And a big thanks to our blog photographer Gerald Lee
you can check out his Instagram @1creativerec_