Many women who love fashion and makeup have long desired to nail the perfect winged cat eye, and even more are too scared to attempt it. While you may not get it perfect the first time, that’s no reason to be discouraged from trying to rock this look again. With these tips, and some extra time set aside, you’ll be flaunting your perfectly winged eyeliner in no time.
Choosing the Right Eyeliner
When it comes to nailing the perfect winged eyeliner, it boils down to the right product. A gel eyeliner like the GELatos from Beauty Bakerie will give you the most control and provide for an easy, perfectly smooth application. Gel eyeliner is smudge-resistant and waterproof, providing long-lasting wear that won’t budge out of place.
Step #1: Applying the Gel Eyeliner
Begin your winged eyeliner application by gliding the angled edge of your makeup brush in the pot of gel eyeliner, and then placing the tip of the brush at the inner corner of your eye, along the lash line. Carefully and slowly glide the brush to the outer corner of your eye to create a seamless line along your top lash line. Keep in mind that the more pressure you apply, the darker your liner will be.
- Bonus Tip: Place a small amount of product on your hand while applying your wings. Keeping the lid closed keeps your product fresh and reduces the chances of it drying out.
Step #2: Winging the Liner
To create the wing, angle the line towards the end of your eyebrow. Using a nude or white pencil, you can draw a dot at the outer corner of your eyes to note where you want the line to reach. After you’ve made this mark, connect the liner on your lash line to the dot for the wing. A wing that isn’t too dramatic or too simple will stop at your crease.
Step #3: Filling in the Wing
Now that you have the line figured out, it’s time to fill in the wing. You may need a few tries to get this perfect so be sure to have a cotton swab on hand for touchups.
Practice Your Wings Before You Fly
Remember, you may not get the perfect winged eye liner the first time you try. Each eye is not perfectly identical to the other, so one liner application may be thicker or thinner than the other to make them symmetrical. Rest your elbows on a sturdy table in front of a mirror to steady your hand for smoother results.
Perfecting your wings takes practice. Share your first winged experience in the comments below, and don't forget to shop our super sweet GELato collection to satisfy your sweet tooth!