Nailing Winged Liner…The First Time!

“When in doubt, wing it out.”


So many people ask me how I get my winged liner right every time. I’ll be honest…some days my liner looks like a HOT frickin’ mess. It’s not always easy to get that wing perfect the first time.

Because I see a lot of Instagram comments asking me about my winged liner, I thought I would give a mini tutorial for you all.

1. Start by drawing the wing in the outer corner of your eye. If you’re not sure what angle to start with, I recommend using Scotch tape to help you draw a straight line and get the angle you want.


2. Fill that wing in, girl!


3. Drag your liner along the upper lashline, making a very thin line (or thick, depending on how dramatic you want to go). Make sure the wing and the line on the lashline are connected. The last thing you want is disconnected lines. No ma’am!


4. Top everything off with some mascara to make those eyes POP


Easy peasy right? For me, yes because I’ve practiced a lot over the years. But it is is hard to master at first. The number one tip I will give you about winged liner is PRACTICE. Period. It’s not something that will be perfect overnight. When you have free time, sit down in front of the mirror and practice that wing. If you mess up, that’s what makeup remover is for!

Also winged liner will look different on everyone depending on your eye shape. Good Housekeeping has some great tips on different techniques based on eye shape so check that out!

You also have to consider what type of eyeliner you want to use. Personally, I prefer liquid eyeliner to crayons or pencils. But hey, you do you boo boo! Here are a few of my favorite liquid eyeliners:

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

Clinique Pretty Easy Liquid Eyelining Pen

Tarte Sex Kitten Liquid Liner

If you’re ever unsure of how to create a winged liner look, don’t hesitate to reach out to me! I’m always happy to help.

Now go practice and nail that winged liner!


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18 thoughts on “Nailing Winged Liner…The First Time!”

  1. Love this! Such a good and detailed post! Really gives a idea of how to do this! Will have to practice!

  2. First off, you are so beautiful!! Second, I can’t wait to try this. I always get so nervous trying to do winged liner, but I need to practice sometime before I’m gonna take my makeup off for the night, so it doesn’t matter if I mess up! Maybe, I will try it with just an eye shadow first, so I can clean it up easier!

    1. Thanks, Kendall! You are so sweet! Yes definitely practice and make sure to have some makeup remover nearby just in case

  3. I can already tell that technique of outlining and filing in is gonna make so much difference! Ty!

    Teri –

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