10 Mistakes That Ruin Your Winged Eyeliner

Perfect winged eyeliner is an art that requires effort and concentration.

We at Bright Side would like to find out the most common mistakes we make when drawing winged eyeliner and tell our readers how to correct them.

Poorly sharpened pencil

The pencil should be sharpened every time before drawing winged eyeliner. A sharp tip will make a straight line on your eyelid a lot more quickly and without too much fuss.

Colored eyeliner on the lower lid

In most cases, a colored lower eyelid makes your look more severe, which doesn't add to your charm. Specialists recommend only applying colored eyeliner to your lower lid when you're going to a themed party.

Asymmetrical wings

Every girl has made the mistake of drawing one wing thicker than the other. Then we try "matching" them to one another, but this only makes more mess. There's just one piece of advice here: try to draw symmetrical wings as often as possible, and you'll soon learn to draw them on your first attempt.

Liquid eyeliner on the lower lid

The texture of liquid eyeliner will make it quickly run under your eyes if you use it on your lower lid. That's why we advise you to remember another golden rule: liquid eyeliner is for the upper lid only, and for the lower lid there's a pencil.

Nondurable eyeliner

As we said above, liquid eyeliner can run quickly, especially if there's moisture in your eyes. To avoid this, carry some Q-tips with you to correct sloppy makeup, or just choose waterproof eyeliners.

A gap between the wing and the eyelashes

This tiny detail can ruin even the most perfect of winged eyeliner, so always draw the line as close to your eyelashes as possible. This effect is worth your time and effort.

Sloppy wing tips

Beautiful winged eyeliner must have sharp, clean, and slightly upward-tilted tips. Other variations will not look as impeccable and can spoil even professional makeup.

Stretched eyelids

If you stretch your lids too much when applying eyeliner, your wings will end up being uneven when the skin returns to normal, and they won't look perfect.

Painted inner part of the lower lid

This only looks pretty if you have huge eyes. Otherwise, such makeup visually makes your eyes smaller, and all leading makeup artists advise against it.

Heavily blended eyeliner

Blending the eyeliner you've applied to your lower lid is fine, but know your limits! If you use a big brush, you'll only achieve the "panda effect."

Photographer Roman Zakharchenko, makeup artist Olga Kutsenko, model Katerina Kharitonova for Bright Side
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