Winged eyeliner tutorials

As I mentioned in my smoky eye look post, I really need to practice applying eyeliner (liquid and gel) to my top lash line and also the flick/wing at the end. I do often cheat and use Kohl liner first to make the line, then draw over it with gel or liquid. Does anyone else do that too or are you all awesome eyeliner experts? 😀 I’ve found some different tutorials which I’m going to attempt to copy and see which ones are easy or difficult to follow.

The first one is from Pinterest (Nerdy Girl Makeup):



I easily followed the step by step instructions, she used an angled brush and black eyeshadow to create the triangle which I really liked, then went over it with gel eyeliner and drew down to the corner of the inner eye. I really like the look I achieved and it only took me a couple of minutes.

Verdict: 5/5

This is a still from a YouTube video by beautycrush:


This video was good, but she was putting on other makeup as well so I had to forward to the relevant part.  She did both liquid and gel eyeliner looks, but I only tried the liquid look as I find it easier to take off afterwards!  For an absolute beginner like me, I didn’t feel she went into much detail about how to get the perfect flick, but the end result does look nice,

Verdict: 3/5.

This look I found from OMGhow:



This look was all about creating small lines and joining them together. I didn’t really find it that easy to copy but the instructions were clear.  I think this way takes quite a while and a bit more practice.  My lines look disjointed and I spent a lot of time colouring in.

Verdict: 2/5.

YouTube video by genamourr:



I picked this video as it said “easy step by step” and had over 1 million views!! She did the flick last and in a very different way, she drew a line straight out from the top of the eyeliner and whilst I was sceptical, it actually worked quite well! It’s not as “flicky” as I would have liked, but the directions were easy to follow.

Verdict: 3/5.

My favourite tutorial was definitely Nerdy Girl Makeup.  The pictures were so easy to follow and the end look was really nice!

There are loads of tutorials out there and I really think it’s a case of finding one you can get on with and have time to practice over and over again.

Who was your winged eyeliner inspiration? x

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  1. Hi there , thank you for stopping by my blog 🙂 This post is something new I’ve come across and its great , looking forward to more posts ,
    xx Melina xx

    1. No problem 🙂 Thanks, it’s just something that I’d been thinking a lot about as someone relatively new to makeup, there are loads of tutorials out there but none of them say that it takes practice and that you’re likely to get frustrated trying a look if you’re not sure what you’re doing! I figured I couldn’t be the only one :p x

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