Posted on 31st March 2016

How I Wing It: My Liquid Eye Liner Tutorial

Beauty/ Makeup

Hey guys! I thought I would take this opportunity to write about something which I am frequently asked and praised about: my liquid eye liner.

At this point I think it’s important to admit… I definitely have an addiction to my wings. I have been practising and perfecting my technique over five years… FIVE YEARS – and it has been my every day make up for this amount of time. Here are a few photos to mark my progression:

January 2011

January 2011 – the wings are born! Very Winehouse-esque

October 2012

October 2012 – these wings definitely makes me cringe!

July 2013

July 2013 – a post gym sweaty photo: apparently I only wanted my eye liner to cover half my eye [?!]

June 2014

June 2014 – MUCH better! This was a very good wing day, my brows on the other hand… EEK.

March 2016

March 2016 – We’re up to date!! I’m sure there will still be both good and bad days but I think we can all agree that I have come a long way!

In the past five years I have tried many different types of liquid eye liner but there has only been ONE which I have always been able to rely on, and that is Rimmel London Exaggerate Liquid Eye Liner in 100% black


Rimmel London Exaggerate Liquid Eye Liner in 100% black

The applicator brush on this eye liner is sturdy enough to confidently glide across my eyelid without it flinging all over the place – an issue which I have encountered with many other liquid eye liners.

Another major plus is that this eye liner is SO long lasting – I have never had a smudge or fade issue with this product. A massive thumbs up from me!


Rimmel London Exaggerate Liquid Eye Liner in 100% black



So here is my brief step-by-step guide on how I actually apply my winged eye liner:

STEP ONE – Glide the liner across the lash line, making as straight and smooth a line as possible


You can make this line as thick or as thin as you like. For me, it totally depends on my mood and how dramatic a look I’m going for.


You can already see such a huge effect on the eye and how it notches up your day time look to make it THAT much more dramatic.


STEP TWO – Create the basis of your wing by making a line from the outer lid to the corner of your eye


I find it helpful to angle the eye liner by following the line on the bottom lid.


STEP THREE – Fill in your wing. I try to make this joining as smooth as possible in order to create a more ‘natural look’


Once again, you can adjust these instructions to make your wing as thick or as thin as you prefer.




I hope this tutorial was as fun to read as it was to make! If you have any more questions or tips I’d love to hear from you, so please comment below.

Thank you so much for reading. Don’t forget to follow me on my other social media accounts. Links are posted in the sidebar.

Jade x

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  • FINALLY. I never see anyone use liquid eyeliner and it’s so nice to see it <3 love this!!! Great post girl πŸ™‚

  • Damn, is on fleek! And you look gorgeous it really helped ?

    • Thank you so much! I’m really glad it was helpful for you!! ? you’ll have to let me know how you get on!! ??

  • Love this you’re truly amazing at eyeliner, I wish mine would go like this… even just once πŸ˜‰ x

    • Aw thank you! ❀️? Trust me I have my off days regardless! I bet yours doesn’t look half as bad as you think!! I find that the bigger I make them the less noticeable the errors are! ?x

  • I love this! I cannot go without my winged eyeliner and it’s one of those things that only get better with practise!! I think everyone starts off looking like Amy Winehouse the first time they use it too – I definitely did.

    Seonaid xo

    • I’m definitely the same – Wing obsessed! I almost feel like the Winehouse look is a rite of passage! So glad you enjoyed it πŸ˜€ xxx

  • You make it look so easy! This is something I cannot do very well, I probably need to spend more time practising. Great tutorial.
    Sharon xx

    • Thanks so much Sharon! Honestly, we’ve all gotta start from somewhere and it really is a case of trial and error, you’ll get there!! <3 xxx

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