A crisp foxy-flick is up there the most classic makeup look of all time. Ariana, Audrey Hepburn, Adele – all have made it their signature, and for good reasons. A cracking winged liner can make eyes look sultrier and lash thicker. However, unlike a red lip or even a smokey, smudgy eye, it’s so faffling hard to master.
So how do we give our eyes an extra punch of gorgeousness? Well, the good thing is we can benefit from the infinite wisdom of Internet folks who have come up with an easy-breezy eyeliner hack to take your look from simple to Instagram photo-ready instantly. If you want to eliminate the pressure of having to draw on a perfectly pointed wing freehand, this easy hack will help you nail the elusive, symmetrical winged liner look that’s sharp, clean, and edgy. You can thank us later!
Want to save yourself from the frustrating cycles of removing and re-doing? Keep swiping for the best eyeliner shortcut that’ll make you a total pro in no time.
Firstly, cut off a piece of a makeup tape or a surgical tape. Make sure it’s long enough to cover the width of your face.
Next, stick the tape across your face. Wrap it around your nostrils and end it just below the ends of either eye brows, so that the tape forms an upwards angle at each eye.
Then, take two more smaller pieces of the tape. Stick the two tapes on each eyelid, so that the end meets the other piece of tape, and make sure it forms a triangular shape between the two tapes.
Now dip your index finger in black eyeshadow and smudge in between the two sides of tape, filling in the two triangular spaces you have created on either side.
Peel off all the pieces of tape. And voila, you should finish with two perfect wings of black shadow at the corners of each eye. You can correct any excess with a cotton pad if required.
Moral of the story? Go wing it!
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