So let me tell you a secret… I am literally the world’s worst person when it comes to eyeliner. I’m talking liquid eyeliner, I’m just rubbish when it comes to drawing. I couldn’t even draw a straight line with a ruler at school, so with winged eyeliner, I have no hope. However, I have discovered a new trick that has literally changed my life. No seriously.
One thing I have always wanted to be really good at, (well apart from singing) is winged eyeliner. Okay so I know that isn’t a hard thing for most people, but for me. Oof, I just can’t do it. Well I used to not be able to do it, now I can and well I’ve come to tell my fellow winged eyeliner novice’s how you can do it too. Don’t say I don’t ever do anything for you lot 😉
To be honest, there was a time where I swore off winged eyeliner, after having some pretty awful results, sometimes I’d look like Amy Winehouse, other times the flick would basically reach my brow, or I looked like I’d just added a line to the corner of my eye. I was defeated, and would be forever jealous of those who could not only do winged liner, but also rock it.
That was till one day, I saw a straight edged piece of card whilst I was doing my make up, and I had a brainwave (it doesn’t happen a lot) in my madness/genius thought, I picked up the piece of card and held it against my eye. I then got my liner and drew a tiny line using the card. I then joined it up with the rest of my liner. I expected to take away the card and think ‘oh god why I did I just do that?’ But in fact I was pretty darn impressed. Had I just created a normal cat eye? And it looked okay?
So here’s what to do: IN GIF FORM!
P.S I have no idea why these gif’s make me look like a vampire, but we’ll roll with it.
1. Line your eye with your favourite eyeliner. I just tend to do line close to the lash line.
2. Grab a piece of paper, *I’ve gone for a funky ikea post it note* and fold it in half so you have a straight edge.
3. Hold the straight edge against your eye where you want your flick to be. I tend to line it up with the lower lashline. Then draw alongside the paper with your liner and join it to the liner already on your eye. I find the easiest way to join it all together is to go back on your line in an upward motion creating an almost triangle shape. Then join up any little bits with your liner once your your paper has been removed.
4. TADA pretty perfect and easy winger eyeliner. It’s pretty much foolproof and takes like 10 seconds!
So there we have it, I can do winged liner, and now you can too. So what’s next to master? Getting Miranda Kerr’s body.. hmm I don’t think a piece of card is going to help me with that one.