How To: The Perfect Winged Eyeliner

July 14, 2014

By now you’ve probably heard the hype surrounding Benefit They’re Real! Push-Up Liner. Are you gals as obsessed as I am? It’s definitely the best black gel liner I’ve ever used – and the easiest, too! I thought it would make for a great winged eyeliner tutorial. With the flexible, firm tip, those tricky flicks are beyond easy! Here we go!

prime-eyelidsStart by priming your eyelids – gently pat and blend the primer with your ring finger. I like to use Benefit Stay Don’t Stray.

thin-line-lash-lineThen, draw a thin line as close to the lash line as possible. The point is to not have any skin showing between your lashes and the liner. I like the start at the outer corner and work my way in. It might help to make small dashes or press the liner into your lashes instead of dragging it along.

stabilize-pinkyIt is very important to stabilize your pinky while applying the liner. Just like drawing a straight line on a piece of paper, this will help ensure the smoothest application possible.

thicken-darken-lineGo back in and thicken and darken the line you drew. The line should be the thickest on the outer corner and gently taper towards the inner corner.

lightly-draw-flickLightly draw the flick on the outer corner. It should point to the tip of your eyebrow – you should be able to line them up.

draw-flick-2Once you’ve created the perfect angle for your flick, go back in and thicken and darken it. Close your eye to make sure it creates a smooth line with the original line you drew.

curl-lashesThe last step is to curl your lashes and apply mascara! I used my Shiseido eyelash curler and Benefit They’re Real! of course. ;)

all-doneAll done! Snap me a picture and let me know how it turned out!


P.S. The other products I used: bareMinerals bareSkin Foundation in Bare Linen, Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer in Radiant, Benefit Brow Zings in Light, Benefit Gimme Brow in Light/Medium, Tarte Mineral Powder Bronzer in Park Avenue Princess, NARS Blush in Madly, and Revlon Lip Butter in Tutti Frutti.