Winged eyeliner can be tricky and may seem like a mono-type look but there are lots of different ways you can wing it and certainly rock it! The same eyeliner routine can get boring, so here are five alternative choices to change things up a bit.
1. Outer edge flick. Instead of stopping at your eye’s natural curve, you can extend and flick your liner to outline the entire outer corner of your crease to give a dramatic yet elegant look. First outline the basic triangular shape with a pencil liner then with a gel liner, go over the shape and clean the outer edges by carefully using an angled eyeliner brush.
2. Open-ended-cat-eye. This may be too dramatic for an everyday type of look but it certainly captures the cat-esque allure with a sharp extended edges. Because the liner needs to be precise and smudge-proof, liquid eyeliner is the best to use. Line your top lash line normally, following the natural curve of your eye. After, extend the line downward past your tear duct, then gradually thicken the line upwards at the outer edge. Finally, begin in the middle of your lower lash line and connect it to the outer wing you created for your top lash line.
3. Edged wing. Instead of following your natural lash line, you can extend it above to your eyelid crease and follow the curve for a dramatic edgy look. Using a gel liner, line your top lash line, increasing the thickness of it towards the outer edges. Create an angle that connects to your eye crease, making a triangular shape and fill the space in. You can set the look by going over with a liquid liner or black eye shadow.
4. Rainbow eyeliner wing. To give your look some pizazz, you can create another winged line above your original one using creme shadow eyeliners or pigments. Colored gel liner or highly pigmented pencil eyeliners would work best to give a precise application.
5. Under eye colored wing. If you want to give your eye some pop you can use a colored eyeliner like red, teal, or gold and flick it at the end to connect to your top line.
Which look will you try out? Have you tried any other eyeliner looks?