For many years I have been loyal to liquid eyeliner. If you choose it well, you can apply it easily and won’t have to fight with it! It never fails, whenever I spend a good amount of time on my makeup, so it will look good for whatever event I’m attending, I mess up my eyeliner and have to redo all of my makeup! With a little practice, I have managed to master eyeliner application with my favorite L’Oreal Infallible eyeliner.
Having a clean line, with a simple and small wing, accompanies a neutral eye perfectly. This is my go to, eye look that never disappoints! I have tried many different liquid liners, over the years and have two favorites, that are pretty equal rivals: Chanel and L’OrealInfallible Liner. The only thing that sets these two liners apart are their price points. In high school, I learned how to apply eyeliner with the L’Oreal, after finding that a think, smudge pencil liner was not for me! Liquid liner is precise and if done right, can be done in a few just a quick minute [or two]. I wanted to share 4 easy steps to keep in mind when perfect the perfect winged eyeliner look. Keep reading to find out how to perfect your look!
L’Oreal Liner Intense Review
I will say that I truly love the Chanel liner. It is luxurious and applies like magic! However, the L’Oreal has officially become my favorite. The packaging is similar to Chanel, with the black and metallic gold details. The thin, felt tip provides smooth application and a very precise line. It reaches the corner of your eye easily, without completely covering it in black eyeliner. One, of the many things, I love about this liner is its felt tip. The tip itself isn’t overly hard or too flimsy. Instead, it provides equally the perfect amount of strength and give to create a thin, straight line and wing it out at the end! The formula is long wearing an blacker than black, which makes it sleek and appealing!
HOW TO: Get the Perfect Winged Eyeliner
Perfecting your liquid eyeliner can be troublesome, but if you stick to this process, it will help cut out unwanted liner mishaps and distractions!
Curl your Lashes
Many people skip out on curling their lashes, because it may not seem like an essential step in makeup application. However, its simple steps, such as this, that really enhance your natural beauty and help to eliminate additional unnecessary steps! So, start with giving your lashes a good curl. If I am being completely honest with you, I curl my lashes twice! Once before applying eyeshadow and once directly before apply my mascara. The more curl, the better! Just be careful with this step, and all other eye related makeup steps and don’t rush! Rushing will cause mistakes and in this case [lash curling], even an injury! Just take your time and I promise, curling your lashes will pay off!
My daily look, and usually my time time look, is pretty neutral. I love stick to shimmery, gold, pink, taupe and champagne shades! You really cannot go wrong with a simple and natural look. I love my makeup, but I am not a fan of too much eyeshadow. Applying too much dark shadow can not only make you appear older, its just not pretty! Go for something elegant and you won’t regret it! It will help your lashes and liner standout even more! This little duo from NARS is my absolute favorite and I always use this primer to ensure my shadow stays on all day! I wear this just about everyday and have had it for years! It’s a great investment and is small for travel.
Layer your Favorite Mascara
Mascara is probably essential in my makeup routine…and even my non-makeup routine! I always wear mascara, even if I’m not wearing any foundation, concealer, etc., I have tried so many mascaras over the years and my favorite are from YSL, Chanel and Giorgio Armani. They all make such wonderful mascara and I really rotate through them all. For the past year or so I have been using YSL and have repurchased probably 4 or more tubes! I love it and would recommend it to anyone. Mascara is one of those things that I think is best to invest in a luxury brand, to me it really makes a differences. I always apply a heavy layer of mascara before I apply my eyeliner and then again after. I have always been a two coats+ girl. It’s just my thing!
Apply Liquid Liner
Now to the good stuff! Apply the liner can be tricky, but practice makes perfect girl. It isn’t going to happen overnight, unless your a makeup artist, but its worth not giving up on. Q-tips will be your friend and are still my friend every now and then. It’s ok not to be perfect at applying your eyeliner, take the time to correct your mistakes and don’t give up! Before you know it, you will be applying it like a champ! I am going to share a few tips with you/how I apply mine. This works for me, but may not work for you, you just have to find your system and what works!
Tip #1 Use a light hand
When you are applying your liner, use a light hand to get down your base line. You can always go back and darken it up, if necessary. This will make cleaning up any mistakes much easier!
Tip# 2 Section off your inner into 3 parts
1. Start in the middle of your eye
I always apply my mascara first, so that I can just lay my felt tip on the base of my lashes. This allows the liner to basically fall naturally where the base of my lashes meets my eyelid. This will help guide your line. Start in the middle and line outward, almost to the end of your lashes.
2. Start with a small wing
Change the direction of your liner, so that the felt tip is point away from your eye and draw the smallest wing. I always like to start my wing with the liner facing away from my eye and draw down to meet the line I already have. this helps me control the length of the wing and help to angle it better to meet up with my base line.
3. Draw a small line from the center of the eye to meet middle line
To finish off the entire line, I like to start at the beginning of my lashes and draw a very thin line outwards to meet the original middle line. You can gradually make this line larger to merge it with the size of the middle line. I also really like to only line wear I have eyelashes, because I think it just gives a “your lashes but better” look and the liner doesn’t look too heavy!
Tip#3 Q-Tips are your friend
Keep a few Q-tips handy, as they will help you clean up small mistakes. It’s ok for everything to not look perfect!
Tip #4 Practice Makes Perfect
It may take little time to perfect your winged eyeliner look, but that doesn’t mean it won’t ever happen. Just because you completely mess it up the first time, doesn’t mean its a lost cause!
Tip #5 Keep it Short, Sweet & Simple
I would highly recommend for you to not wing your liner to your hair line, lol! It’s just not flattering. Trust me, I have been that girl!
I hope that this post was understandable and beneficial to you! I love playing with makeup and sharing my beauty tips and tricks with you. If you like seeing beauty posts, please let me know, and I will make more. If you have any questions feel free to ask! I hope you are having a great week!