How I Apply Winged Liner | Products, Tips, and Tricks


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Today, I’ll be showing you all how I do my winged liner!  Winged liner is a skill that has always been extremely difficult for me.  It really is an art and takes a long time to master!  I never understood how people could possibly apply liner so precisely without getting raccoon eyes, nonetheless somehow manage to get both wings even!  It has taken me a lot of experimentation and I’m still figuring things out, but I feel that I have come up with a pretty good collection of products that I can easily use to get my wing “so sharp it could kill a man”, as they say. 😉  I hope that this post helps you if you’ve had the same difficulties with eyeliner as I have!

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I start off by applying a pencil liner along my lash line.  This makes it much easier for me to make sure that one side of eyeliner is not much thicker than the other.  I have more control with eyeliner in the pencil form.  I have been LOVING NARS’ Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Via Veneto, because it is super black and pigmented, easy to apply and doesn’t smudge.  Also, it twists out of the tube so you never have to sharpen it!  This liner costs $25.

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Next, to begin the wing-making process, I use my Zoeva 317 Wing Liner brush along with my Ulta gel eyeliner in Black, which normally costs $10, but is on sale for $3 right now!  I flick the brush from the outer corner of my eye upwards diagonally toward the end of my brow. I usually draw this line about 1/4 of an inch long.

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After this thin, little flick is made, I take the same brush and gel and, starting from the top point of the flick, draw inwards, thickening up the wing. I also use the gel to sharpen up the liner along my lash line.  I clean up the edge with a small brush and some concealer.  Any little, precise concealer-type brush will do.  Mine is by Posh. 🙂


To get that super sharp flick, I then take a liquid liner and ever so carefully flick out the very tip on my liner.  This part is the trickiest for me since liquid liner is so easy to mess up with.  One wrong move and you’ll look like a panda, which is why I only use liquid liner for the very point.  Mine is from L’oreal.


Aaand, we’re finished!  Doing all of these steps makes it much easier for me to make each eye even and sharp.  I hope this has been helpful to you!  What are your favorite products for winged liner!  Do you struggle with it, too?

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22 thoughts on “How I Apply Winged Liner | Products, Tips, and Tricks

  1. plus+beauty27 says:

    Great tutorial! I never thought to use a pencil liner first so that I could make thinner more even lines across my lids. I am going to try that out! Normally I use my Physician’s Formula Eye Booster + Lash Serum in Ultra black for winged eyeliner. Sometimes it turns out great, sometimes not too great. The part I usually have a hard time with is creating the thinner line on the upper lash line. So I am going to try to use this pencil trick with my liquid liner. Also practice makes perfect. I did winged liner today and hadn’t done it in a long time, not so good! Lol! 🙂 xo

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    • lipsticklovely says:

      Thank you!! I’m so glad this was helpful! Doing pencil liner first has helped me so much! I’ll have to try out Physician’s Formula Eye booster and see how that works for winged liner! I’m always on the lookout for a miracle liner product that will make doing wings easier! haha I hope that this trick works out for you!! Haha, I’m the same way when I don’t practice for a while!! It’s a little scary sometimes! haha ❤ xo

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  2. prettypinkaddict says:

    Awesome tutorial!! I’m still practising my winged eyeliner and this would be my ideal result 😀 Do you know what would be a great dupe for the NARS’ Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner? I would love to purchase it but it’s a bit pricey for my *cough*broke*cough* wallet since I’m still a beginner 🙂

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