Winged Eyeliner

Happy Saturday y’all! I hope you are enjoying the day and just relaxing. I have been in Kansas for a few days now and have been loving doing absolutely nothing. Sometimes you have to leave your home for a few days to truly relax. I know that if I was home I would be cleaning or stressing over something to do with work or trying to find something to do so I wasn’t seeming to be unproductive. So, it is definitely nice to just sit and blog and enjoy the chaos that is my friend’s house. Lol. I mean it is a house with 3 boys so it is to be expected.

Today, we are going to talk about the ugly truth about winged eyeliner and how some of the YouTubers lie to you. Granted, they don’t mean to but it happens. Lol. We watch YouTubers and beauty bloggers and expect out wings to turn out exactly like theirs with little to no effort.

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But this takes lots and lots of work, practice and patience.  So, let’s get into this. . .

This looks absolutely effortless but it was anything but that. I promise. This eyeliner took 20 minutes to get it to be perfect. And I will be honest, I took a picture of the best side.

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You can’t really tell but the left is slightly different than the right. I did the right literally within a minute but it too the rest of the time to do the left. You will also notice that I have no other makeup on my face. Why? I was not going to have to redo any of my makeup from the constant wiping off of the eyeliner. So, then I applied all my other makeup on afterwards, which was a mission in itself.

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This is the makeup wipe and the aftermath of my attempt at winged eyeliner. I have fully realized that winged eyeliner takes lots of practice and even then it is not perfect. If you look at my Fourth of July Make Up, you can see that my wing is a little off but I was not attempting to fix it because I didn’t have time.

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I have used pencils and felt tip pens to apply eyeliner and prefer felt tip pens. I feel that you can get a sharper wing from those than I can with a pencil.

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I use this type of method. I line my lash line first with a thin line and then draw the wing up towards the end of my eyebrow but take it out a little further than the natural end of my eye because I have hooded eyes. I then draw an angled line to the center of my eye from the wing and fill in. I feel that with a felt pen I don’t have the fill in as much or add as much to my lash line.

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The is so true when it comes to liquid eyeliner. I am telling you I still mess up constantly. You need to practice, practice, practice.

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This is why I had an entire makeup wipe full of eyeliner. Lol. As I said before I am more of a fan of the felt tip liner markers. So, I can’t wait until Too Faced Sketch Markers come out. There are so many colors and I am super excited to try them. I mean look how gorgeous these are?!

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They come in twelve shades and seem like they are right up my alley. I won’t lie, they are a little pricey at $20 each. But if they get the job done the best, it might be worth it.

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With that, I wish you the best with your winged journey. And remember once you get them perfect, take LOTS of pictures. You need to have evidence that you were able to achieve greatness, at least once. Lol.

Have a wonderful weekend!

– ♥ Lindsey

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