I spent the summer practicing winged eyeliner with a liquid formula. I am not a winged eyeliner master by any means and blame my eyelids for not getting technique down pat. But I decided to experiment some and found a few winged eyeliner tricks to use with the felt tip of NARS Carpates Eyeliner Stylo.
Liquid Eyeliner pens come with either felt or brush tips and I practiced with both. A brush tip is very flexible, and, while felt tip eyeliners can be flexible or stiff, the method I use works best for applicators like the NARS Eyeliner Stylo that are felt, long, and have some give when pressure is applied.
Step 1: Sketch the wings. With eyes open, use a brow fill color to make a rough draft of the wing/flick. I start with an angled eyebrow brush and NARS Bali eyeshadow. I line up the angle I want for my flick and press the eyebrow brush evenly against my lid. I like using a powder product because it is easy to remove and reapply without disrupting my other makeup. I can try as many times as I need until I get the look I want.
Step 2 (optional): Sketch the lines. Trace the brow fill color along the lash line.
Step 3: Fill the wing. With the Eyeliner Stylo held vertically, match the angle of the pen’s tip to the angle drawn in eyeshadow. Gently press the felt tip against the lid while pulling downward.
Step 4: Ease into the line. Continue to fill the wing in small downward strokes from the outer edge of the wing to the inner edge (toward the center of the eye) until the desired thickness is achieved.
Step 5: Draw the line. Turn the Stylo horizontal. With the fine tipped edge, use small strokes and pull the line from the innermost point toward the center of the eye. Then switch the direction of the Stylo and repeat the short strokes to connect the wing. Using two directions creates a smoother line.
Do you prefer a liquid liner with a felt or brush tip?