When it comes to makeup, less is more. I always think that before getting started on my face (thanks to my Mom ). So it’s no surprise my all-time favorite beauty look is a fresh face accented with classic black winged eyeliner.

A lot of people are afraid of liquid liner. And for good reason! At first, it can be a little tricky to work with. But, as with all things, practice makes perfect! I can practically do my liner sans mirror (emphasis on the “practically”) thanks to a little muscle memory from doing it so often.

Here are a few tips:

  • Using a black liquid liner with a very thin brush (I prefer mark Get in Line liquid liner) gently drag the brush along your lashline starting from the top inner corner of your eye toward the outer corner of your eye.
  • Be sure to follow the natural shape of your eye. When you try to change the shape of your eyes with liner, it actually makes them look smaller. Very counterproductive.
  • The trick is to line as close to the lashes as humanly possible.
  • The firmer you press the brush, the thicker the line will be.
  • Use a hands-free mirror and keep your eye relaxed and slightly open as you line.
  • This is very important: Once you finish lining your eye, do not blink for at least 10-15 seconds to allow the liner to dry.
  • After you have lined both eyes, be sure to compare the liner on each eye. Are they even? If not, simply take a pointed q-tip and lightly drag the line along the eye to make it symmetrical to the other eye.

Don’t worry if your liner isn’t perfect after your first try. It took me lots of practice to get it down.
Once you have mastered winged liner, upload a photo of the finished product to your profile page!
And if you have any other helpful tips on how to do winged liner, please share them in the comments below.

XO Lauren

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