How to Do Winged Eyeliner with Gel

One of the most classic makeup looks is winged eyeliner. Though most commonly achieved through liquid eyeliner, winged eyeliner can also be done with a pencil eyeliner or with gel eyeliner and a brush. There are two options for brushes when using gel eyeliner. The first is a small angled brush. This is best if you are not experienced with gel eyeliner as it allows for better control.

The other option is a thin pencil-like brush either made of hair or silicone. These are considerably harder to use and require much more practice than their angled cousin. Good gel eyeliners are typical on the pricey side. If you are looking for a less expensive alternative, Ulta makes a good less expensive product.

You want to begin by lining your eye the way that you typically would. Start by taking your brush and lining your water line, the inside lower lid. This will connect the line around the eye and give better definition. Once you have lined the bottom, start at the inner corner of the top lid and begin to line the eye by drawing with small strokes. Continue until you get to the end of the lid. Pick the point as far from the lid as you want your wing to reach. Draw a small ā€œcā€ shape. From the middle of the lid, extend and widen the line slightly out to the beginning of the wing. Fill in the wing and even the top part of the line. The next step is to repeat on the other eye. Line the upper and lower lids the same way you did the first. Pick a point as close to the same distance as the point on the other eye. Continue out the line the same way you did on the previous eye and even the line. Fix any differences to make the eyes even and then you are finished.

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