Winged eyeliner or so-called “cat eye” look is definitely one of the most classic and gorgeous make-up techniques. What makes it that amazing is the fact that it can go perfectly with any outfit. Believe it or not, its popularity dates back from Ancient Egyptians, who applied a black line of kohl all around their eyes. Later, this technique reached its peak of popularity during the 1950s and 1960s, when most beautiful and glamorous stars, including Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Brigitte Bardot rocked the cat eye look with both casual and super-classy outfits. Today, when applied properly, it enables us to look simply stunning even when we’re in a hurry. If you have already watched practically every make-up tutorials and tried out numerous techniques, but you didn’t manage to achieve the perfect winged liner look, check out these simple tips on how to do that!
Winged eyeliner: Method 1
For achieving perfect winged liner, you need to have proper tools. For example, I always use an angled brush, gel, cream or liquid eyeliner, a primer and a concealer. You need to create the perfect base for your eyeliner first, using lightweight foundation and a concealer. Now, you need to take your angled brush, dip it into a cream or gel eyeliner and make a diagonal line from the outer corner of your eye, which will determine the shape of the flick. That’s a great starting point for, if you’re not satisfied, you can easily erase it and start over. Trying to make it close t your lash line, you should draw the inner line, which is supposed to meet the outer line. All that is left now is to fill the gaps between the two lines and then to remove all imperfections using another, clean angled brush and a concealer.
Winged eyeliner: Method 2
I think that this method might be quite simpler than the first one as it helps girls who are not able to create equal wings to achieve flawless cat eye. Actually, the only difference between the two is in the very beginning of the process. All you have to do is to create dots along the lash line, as well as a dot at the very edge of your eye that will determine where your flick will go. Now, close your eye and connect the dots using wider and thicker strokes. Finally, apply the mascara in order to emphasize your eyes, as well as a concealer for creating a straightforward line.
Cat eye can be combined with a variety of make-up techniques. This season, natural and fresh face is a real hit, so you should act in accordance to it. For achieving such a look, I always start with cleansing my skin, after which I apply a lightweight foundation that complements my skin colour. The next step is choosing a warm-coloured blush and a lipstick that will frame my lips and complement my entire look. You could choose either flamboyant nuances such as red and coral or nude and bright ones. Finally, try out one of the abovementioned techniques for getting the perfect cat eye liner and you’re set. Have fun!