Tips and Tricks for Applying Winged Eyeliner

The use of eyeliners can make a lot of difference in a woman’s face. Eyeliners, even without the aid of heavy makeup, are capable of enhancing feminine features. They make the eyes look sharper and brighter.

The best eyeliner style, which can bring a woman’s sultry side is the winged eyeliner. This style is rather difficult to master for those who are not skilled in the art of applying makeup.

Applying the Winged Eyeliner

With the right techniques, you can pull off the winged look as though you have been doing it all your life. To apply the winged eyeliner style, use a brand or type you are comfortable using, especially if you’re still a beginner.

As long as you pay attention to the following tips and tricks, you will have no problem whipping off the winged look. There is a list of things you need to do to pull it off.

Draw a Base Liner

Draw a thin almost undetectable line just above your upper lash line. Avoid drawing the line too thickly. This should serve as the base for your final look.

When you draw, trace a line from the inner corner all the way to the outer corner of your eye. Neatness is not necessary. Just focus on making the line as thin as possible.

Be Comfortable

Tilt your head just a bit when applying the base liner. Tilting your head will prevent your neck from stiffness. Keep your eyelids from moving too much.

Open your eyes a little to see what you are doing at the same time. Any error you may commit you can detect right away.

You must have a clear idea of how far you want the wing to extend. Point your eyeliner pencil on the outer corner of your bottom lash line. Draw a diagonal line.

Get a large mirror where you can see both your elbows and your arms. You can choose to be seated or stand up. Ensure there is enough stability so you can apply without working up your arms.

Follow the Shape of your Lid

Make sure that the diagonal line is pointed up. Next, extend it outward so that it will look like a part of your lower lash line.

Pay attention to the shape of your lid. The extended diagonal line must coincide with the shape of your lids. If you follow the shape, the winged line will look more natural.

For leverage, add a straight horizontal line between the tip and the middle section of your lid. For better results, flatten your eyelid when you draw this line.

Next, poise your eyeliner pencil on the tip of the wing guideline you drew earlier. Apply a straight diagonal line from the tip to the middle part of your upper lash line.

Enhance your Base Eyeliner

After completing your base line, you are now ready to start drawing the eyeliner proper. This secondary lining serves to thicken your earlier guideline and add more “force” to your eyes.

Go back over the base wing line you drew earlier. Trace another line following the thin guideline. The goal is to thicken the line so that the succeeding steps will be a lot easier.

Draw the second line much thicker than the first. The outer corner of your eye has to look thicker than the inner one just like what’s being done in this video [link to video below].

Remember to follow your eye’s natural shape, but draw the line thickly from the outer tip of your lash line to the end of the diagonal line.

You can opt to curve the line a little. This will give your winged eyeliner a more natural finish. With the second application in place, this will be a lot easier to do.

Finishing your Look

You are now finished with your pencil liner application. However, your look is not yet complete. To finalize it, you have a few more steps to consider.

Use a liquid liner to trace the pencil liner. This second layer will help you shape the lines better. You can use an eyeliner wand to avoid messing up.

Assess your look in the mirror. Check all your angles. See if the winged eyeliner satisfies you. Do you like what you are seeing?

If you are satisfied, the next step is to clean the edges and make the lines on your eyes look neat. If not, erase or add lines until you get your desired shape.

Let everything dry for a few minutes. When it dries up, you’re ready to show everyone your new alluring look (thanks to the magic of winged eyeliner).


Applying the winged look is both challenging and exciting at the same time. Patience and a steady hand are necessary in achieving it. If you enjoyed the tutorial, let us know by placing a comment.

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