Just Wing It: This Viral Makeup Hack Makes Drawing On A Winged Liner A Piece Of Cake

Ayushi VermaAyushi Verma  |  Sep 8, 2021
Just Wing It: This Viral Makeup Hack Makes Drawing On A Winged Liner A Piece Of Cake


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!

The Super Easy Hack To Nail The Winged Eyeliner Look Every Time

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.

Step 1: Grab A Tape

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.

Step 2: Stick It

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.

Step 3: Take Another Piece Of Tape

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. 

Step 4: Smudge The Shadow!

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.

Step 5: Peel It Off

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. 

Pro Tips To Nail The Winged Eyeliner Hack

  1. Certain kinds of tapes can be bad for skin in two ways: They contain adhesives that can react to the skin or leave residue behind. Additionally, stretching the skin can also break down the protein that keeps our skin glowy and strong. 
  2. If you are giving this hack a try, opt for a micropore tape that tends to leave less residue and has a lower incidence of allergic reactions.
  3. Apply some toner and moisturiser to basically hold the skin in its natural position so that the trauma on it is less aggressive.
  4. Alternatively, you could also try an eyeliner template like this stick-on wing eyeliner to nail that Ariana-esque look. 

Moral of the story? Go wing it!

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