Here’s a Clever Trick for Applying Eyeliner Without Making a Mess

The party make-up look of the moment is all about drama, and you can’t have drama without stand-out eyes. The best way to make your eyes pop? Perfect winged eyeliner, of course! But achieving this flawless look is easier said than done.

Let’s be honest, even if you actually managed to get the perfect wing on one eye, the odds of you nailing both eyes are slim to none.

Whether you’re a make-up maven or a novice, the sometimes tricky look is totally doable thanks to this clever tutorial from Eimear McElheron. The perfect wing is so much easier to nail than you’d think!

And remember, winged liner doesn’t have to be JUST black; take this perfect technique and use it to apply fun, colored liner for any season.

Here’s a few steps on the road to your flawless eyeliner:

How to: Perfect Winged Eyeliner

  1. Start with a series of dots to act as your guide along your eye; the first will be in the corner of your eye, the second just above the start of your iris, the third right above your pupil, the fourth above the end of your iris, the fifth where the white of your eye ends, and your last two right off the tip of your eye, curving upwards.
  2. Connect the tops of your dots along the top, making sure that the line curves with the shape of your eye.
  3. Create the “wing” outline by tracing the bottom of the flick to draw the triangle shape.

To get the rest of the instructions for this perfect cat eye, make sure to watch the video below.

What do you think of this tutorial? Do you have a better way of drawing a flawless winged liner? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.