As I mentioned in my simple smokey eye post a few days ago (link here), I’m not great with eye looks, so I’ve recently been on a bit of a mission to teach myself some simple tricks.
Trying the winged look has been the biggest challenge, because it needs concentration, dedication and a relatively steady hand…things that do not come to me easily. So you can imagine my delight, when after a lot of attempts, and a pair of very red eyes, I figured out an easy 5 step solution.
I’m using a felt tip liquid liner for mine, just because it’s clearer for the pictures, I’m not overly keen on the finish and much prefer to use a tradition liquid liner or eyeshadow and push liner brush to create this look. Also apologies but I have no concealer or foundation on either…bad, bad beauty blogger!
Step 1 is pretty simple, just draw a flick from the outer corner of your eye. This can be as small or long as you like, depending on how dramatic a look you are going for.
Step 2 then requires a bit of a steady hand – draw a dot in the middle of your eye, then join the dot to the top of the flick to create a triangle shape of sorts. Where you draw the dot can be adapted to where you like, it’s really a personal opinion, it’s best to experiment and see what looks best for your eye.
Step 3 requires your colouring-in skills, to fill in that triangle with whatever liner you’re using.
Step 4 is optional – if you prefer just to have the wing at the end with no liner on the inner eye then that’s fine – this look works well if you want a more subtle eye, or if you have small eyes. For the purpose if the tutorial though, I started near where my lashes start in the inner eye, and joined the lines together.
Step 5 is just to add mascara…
Like I said earlier, this is just a quick ‘how to’ and you can make your wing more detailed and just have some fun with it!