If you are looking for a way to spice up your makeup routine and want to make your eyes really pop, then it’s time to try out the winged eyeliner. The most important thing about pulling off a winged eyeliner is understanding the shape of your eye. Do you have downturned eyes? Hooded eyes? Monolid eyes or round eyes? Almond Eyes? Small Eyes? Once you have an idea of what type of eyes you have, you can move forward with finding the best winged eyeliner tutorials that work for your specific eye shape.
I love winged eyeliner and have used tape, liquid liner, pencil, literally every technique for getting this look. As such, I have seen a ton of tutorials, good and bad and have decided to put together a list of my absolute go-to’s that I share with my friends. Most of them are step by step tutorials with tips for beginners, intermediate, and advanced eyeliner users. They cover all the different techniques you will need to get familiar with, like using tape, liquid liner, pencil, gel and eyeshadows to perfect your winged eyeliner and cat eye looks. Some of these techniques are easy and some are a bit more difficult. But if you are looking for eyeliner hacks and subtle or dramatic ways to make your eyes pop everyday, this list is for you. The pictures and videos that these articles have make it easy to follow along. Whether you want a sultry, mysterious look, or just something that makes your eyes look bigger, the winged eye/cat eye look is a keeper that I rock pretty regularly.
1. How To Do A Perfect Winged Eyeliner
How do you do a winged eyeliner? Well Miss Hanna Mae has a great step by step tutorial that I’ve started with because of it’s pictures. She has a great technique using a triangle that helps me (and you!) get a perfect wing at the end of your eye. She even explains how to fix your eyeliner if you make a mistake. That’s something that not many beauty bloggers are willing to admit and I love that.
2. How To Do A Cat Eye Winged Eyeliner
The cat eye is such a classic look and in this article, Teni walks us through her process for putting on her cat eye makeup. She starts at the outer corner of the eye instead of at the inner corner. I also really like how she strategies the shape with an outline before she commits to shading so she can fix mistakes before they become a big problem. Great beauty hack to save time in your makeup routine.
3. The Cat Eye Stylized – A Tutorial
You can always count on The Beauty Department to give us a great step by step with pictures that we can follow along to. For their take on the kitty cat eyeliner look, start with 2 parallel lines on the inner and outer eye and then connect the lines in a tall skinny triangle and then thicken the line across the eyelid that connects them.Finish by touching up the waterline and you’ve got a perfect winged eyeliner you can rock at prom, homecoming, a wedding, or just with the girls.
4. Step By Step Winged Eyeliner Tutorial
What I love about this tutorial is that she is frank about the fact that winged eyeliner, and eyeliner shapes in general, take a lot of practice and that you will make mistakes. She starts from the outside and goes to the middle of the eyelid and then starts at the inner eye and meets in the middle. You’ll begin to notice that everyone has their own strategy and you have to find what way works for you when it comes to making the perfect winged eyeliner. Your eye shape will also determine what techniques are best for you.
5. Winged Eyeliner Tutorial For Beginners
If you want a really cool winged eyeliner technique that you can use as a beginner to make the look really pop, check out this Beauty Department tutorial. She covers her entire eyelid with liner and shadow to make the look way more dramatic. This is great for making small eyes look bigger.
6. Eyeliner Tutorial: Double Decker Eyeliner
I love this two-story twist on eye liner because I think it gives me an edgy look. This technique also opens your look up to using mutliple colors that can contrast and make your eyes really pop. You can go with this look which is a bit more flair and bright, or you can contrast a gold and black for a more mysterious or elegant look that works better at a wedding, prom or a homecoming type of event.
7. How To – Emerald Green Cat Eyeliner
Want to try a new color? Most winged eyeliner tutorials are focused on the black cat eye but you can try all kinds of colors that compliment your eye color. Emerald green is great for blue eyes and green eyes. Just make sure you blend it well. This color also works with brown eye shadows with a natural effect that’s elegant. You can be creative too by trying other colors.
8. One Minute Scalloped Eyeliner Tutorial
Creativeness will usually give you the best results. This is very easy to do with your DIY stencils. To achieve such dramatic looks, why not try? Just follow the makeup harmony principles, so your blending of colors look natural yet fantastic.
9. Rainbow Cat Eye Makeup Tutorial
Want a mesmerizing look that most people haven’t seen yet? Try this rainbow winged eyeliner. It’s way easier than I first thought when I saw these pictures. I think this look is perfect for a throwback party or for a festival makeup look that would pair well with braids or beachy waves.
10. How Do You Do Winged Eyeliner?
Wanna try something new for this season? Gradient winged eyeliner is a thing now. Think Ombre look with a winged cat eye. This tutorial goes through the techniques needed to pull this look off without it looking silly. Don’t forget to pick colors that best complement to your eyes.