I'm sure this is nothing new, but just thought I'd do a post on a little trick I use to dramaticize and even out my winged eyeliner.
For the sake of visibility and clarity, I'm just going to apply very neutral shadow over my primed eyelid as a backdrop for the winged line:
With my Sonia Kashuk bent eyeliner brush and Maybelline Eye Studio black gel liner, I'm going to line my upper lash line. I'm going to make mine moderate in thickness, but you can definitely go thicker or thinner to suit your own taste.
Notice that it's thinner towards the inner corner and gradually widens towards the outer corner. Next, I'm going to create a little flick along my outer corner using an upward stroke.
The flick can be as long or as short as you'd like depending on how dramatic you want your wing to be. Now, I'm simply going to connect the tip of the flick to the rest of the eye line. Sort of like connect the dots:
See how the wing is starting to take shape? Now all we have to do is fill in the uncolored space with more black gel liner:
All done! Wasn't that fun and easy?
Winged liner is my favorite way to define my eyes. I have small, almond-shaped eyes, so I find that it's a very flattering way to accentuate my natural eye shape. I like its effectiveness towards adding instant drama without requiring much else. Hope some of you found this tutorial useful, and hopefully clear. I was working on a video, but kind of flubbed it and have to re-film. I'll see about getting it up as soon as I can, though I do have another midterm next week. Ugh! Thanks for reading tonight!