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Easy Winged Liner | Step By Step Tutorial

I have a love hate relationship with eye liner. I love how it looks but I hate applying it. I've spent hours in front of the mirror trying to perfect my flicks and I finally have a super easy technique. It takes me 5-10 minutes to complete both eyes, depending on whether I'm having a shaky hand day. Here is a step by step for all of you that need a few tips of just want to try something new. So grab your favourite liner and a mirror, lets do this!  

First of all I just wanted to point out that yes my eyebrows need a good waxing. I've just moved across the country and have yet to find a technician that I like. If you live in Manchester and have any recommendations, benefit brow bars included, please let me know!

I have tried a couple of felt tip liners and yet I keep going back to gel. The Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner - £7.99* is long lasting, it dries quickly, is incredibly pigmented and doesn't dry out. A fantastic cruelty-free alternative is the B. Precise Long-Wearing Gel Eyeliner. This comes with a little brush that I've used here to show you just how easy it is. If you wanted to have more control I would recommend picking up a smaller, thinner brush. But I find that this one works well for me. 

1. I start with marking out my flicks. I hold my eye open and draw one thin line, this will be the outside edge of your flick so bear that in mind. Drawing this line with your eyes open means that you know exactly what it's going to look like. 

2. I then draw a line from the inner corner of my eye to towards the flick you've just created.

3. Extend this line and join it to your flick.

4. Now you want to thicken everything up, I start from the point of the flick and very carefully create a line that blends in with the rest of the liner.

5. Now it's time to fill everything in. Make sure to get as close to the lashes as possible. I also took a small amount and ran it across my top waterline.

6. Clean up any mistakes with a cotton bud and using a flat concealer brush clean up the edges of your flicks. This makes a massive difference, a clean line is a happy line.

And voila! The easiest way to create a winged liner. I used to start on a different side each time and evened out each line until I looked part of a rock band. Since really cracking down on a technique I've been wearing liner a lot more and making it part of my daily routine. 

Do you have any eye liner tips? What's your favourite formula of eyeliner, felt tip, liquid, gel, pencil?

Gem. x

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