How to get the perfect vintage winged liner?

How to get the perfect vintage winged eye liner, le keux tutorial

Perfect winged eye liner has to be the number one requested tutorial for the vintage gal. It’s also the makeup which seems to be the most feared for beginners, but where there’s a wing there’s a way!

With these tips and techniques, you’ll be painting like a pro in no time!

perfect vintage winged eye liner le keux tutorial
how to get a perfect vintage winged liner le keux tutorial

Here is one of our gorgeous Keuxties showing how to get those perfect flicks with Le Keux Cosmetics Black Cadillac Eyeliner!

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How do you get perfect winged liner

To get the perfect vintage winged liner, Imagine your eye in three sections. There is the inner corner, lashline and the outer edge where the flick will go. Don’t feel you have to draw the liner in one sweep. separate the eye out and concentrate on one area at a time to simplify things.

Hold a hand mirror at chin level and look directly downwards, this way you can keep both eyes open for easier vision but the eyelid remains flat for an easier surface to draw along! Avoid any imprints if the liner hasn’t dried yet!

To begin, draw your eyeliner as close to your lashline as possible. Use short strokes to build up the line. You can draw the line as thin or as thick as you’d like. its all up to personal preference.
Now on to the actual flick as guide, try to follow the curve which your lower lashline is taking, pointed out towards the tip of your brow to flatter your own individual eyeshape.
Start by drawing the base of the flick. I prefer to draw from the tip of the point in towards the eye. As you have more control on the length and keeping a sharp point.

What next….

Next draw the top of the flick. Start again from the point and drawing in towards the eye, curve this edge as you draw towards the flick to meet up with the line. As we’ve already done along the lashline.
Finish the flick off by filling in between the two lines.
To finish off those flicks, paint a fine line along the inner corner of your eye. To flatter the eyeshape and create a winged shape, make this line slightly thinner on the inner edge and build it up to meet the rest of the liner you’ve drawn along the lashline. This will open up your eyes for a Marilyn Monroe doll eyed look!