Various types of makeup have been used throughout history in order to make women look and feel more beautiful. Although the methods have changed as generations have passed, the intentions haven’t. Today, one very popular look is that of winged eyeliner.
Sometimes called cat eye’s, the winged look isn’t limited to red carpet affairs and the people who enjoy them. In fact, it even extends beyond clubs and has made it into the everyday work makeup of countless women across the country. When applied correctly, these wings can be absolutely gorgeous.
Some people swear by pencil liner while others believe that only liquid liner will do, particularly for winged looks. Neither is right nor wrong for everyone. You need to determine which one you are most comfortable working with, keeping in mind that a lot of people take advantage of the benefits of each, switching back and forth as the look requires.
One mistaken belief that a lot of women have is that winged eyeliner doesn’t look right with their eye shape. However, it is possible for everyone to achieve the look, although it will vary a bit in relation to your eye shape and size. If you don’t know the description of your eye shape, look it up. Watch tutorials designed for you to learn the specifics of wing position.
Since your eyes are asymmetrical, you will need to make certain that you acknowledge those slight differences when applying makeup. Don’t try to force one eye to look like the other. Instead, use the process of eyeliner application to enhance the shape of each eye.
Many women opt to use aids to help shape their winged liner. Tape, a credit card or something else with a straight line is used to create the edges of the liner.
If using tape, make sure that it won’t irritate your skin and that you can get proper adhesion. Even tiny loose spots can cause your liner to leak, ruining the perfect line you are attempting to create. Likewise, take care when placing and removing a straight edge, such as your debit card, from the line to prevent smudging.
Whether you go this route or freestyle your liner, the first step is to create the outer edges. Before filling them in, walk away from the mirror for a few minutes and do something else. Then, return with a fresh view to determine if you are happy with them. If not, remove the liner and start over.
If you are pleased with the edges, carefully fill in the wing. Make sure that you get in between your lashes well. Otherwise, you will have bright little spots showing, ruining your hard work!
The winged look is hot right now, and you can jump in on the trend. Keep these tips in mind when working to perfect your own techniques. You will be a pro at it in no time! Once you are, go out and show off the results to co-workers, family and friends!