I hope you had a fabulous day today! I received a request from Princess Jae in the comments section of one of my past posts to do a tutorial on how I wing my eye-liner. I have to say before all else that practice makes perfect. It’s not going to be exactly the same for everyone either depending on your face shape but a general rule is that the liner should be angled towards the direction of where your eye-brow ends. I have two general ways of doing my eye-liner and to be honest, I do the first method on my right eye and the second method on my left eye. I find that’s the most comfortable way of doing things.
IMPORTANT: I’m not particularly smiling in that picture. It’s probably because this was an awfully hard tutorial to take pictures of. Just picture me, trying to draw liquid eye-liner on my eye and the the other hand trying to capture a good enough shot, balance off..eye-liner gets everywhere, me trying to capture myself actually drawing the liner instead of just posing..Yeah..big mess. Thus, I reckon you should forgive me if none of the pictures are up to your standard and I’m usually a lot neater with my lines but again..if you’re trying to be the model, makeup artist and the camera woman at the same time – things aren’t always going to be well…picture perfect.
#1. Start from the inner corners of your eye and in small strokes continue until your reach just about the middle.
#2. Stop at about the middle of your lash line.
#3. In one long fellow swoop, draw the line and have a kink where it ends for that cat-eye effect. This method takes a lot of practice if you aren’t used to putting liner on. I remember when I first started make-up, eye-liner to me certainty wasn’t a bouquet of roses, it was a bed with lots of thorns. Bad analogy. Anyway, you eventually will get used to the stuff and it’ll be second nature – doable in a matter of seconds.
#1. Draw a short line at the end of your eye in the direction of where your eyebrow should end.
#2. Sorry that it’s messy – again think of what I’m thinking right when I’m taking that picture – yeah FML. haha. But simply join the tip of the short line you made down to the lash line..this is your wing you’ll fill in later.
#3. Draw in and outline the rest of your lid
#4. Go back and fill in the little space between the first two steps you made for that complete winged look
and ta-da! Remember, practice makes perfect. This is more of an everyday eye-liner tutorial. If you want to give things some oomph, just add more eye-liner and make it thicker and longer!
The eye-iiner I used is the KATE super sharp liner, I just made a review, ch-ch-check it out here:
and guess what I have here 🙂
Hehe I got an iPad! I used to think that I would never have use for it but I have to say that I don’t leave the house without it. I have 3G on it so I can use it wherever I am in terms of the online scene which I know I always need to stay connected to. My two favourite applications have to be the TED so I can always stay tuned to inspirational, heart-warming talks by important people who I totally need to learn from and of course tap tap radiation for making my 40 minute rides back home from work seem like ten minutes!
For added protection, I also got it wrapped in one of my favourite pieces – The Kiss by Gustav Klimnt. I’m a big art history fan at heart – I’ve done 2 years of it actually! What I love about this piece in particular is the amount of expression that two lovers share when they share a kiss – down to the golden glimmer, the patterns and the emotion. Absolutely in love.
and that’s about it! hoped you liked the tutorial