I have never been able to flick my eyeliner properly. My winged version was always worse. (Seeing “winged” in type always makes me think of “Pod People.” Am I alone here? ….. “A wing-ed potato…. a potato with large ears…” ……Bueller?)
I’ve been experimenting with eyeliner over recent weeks (months?) trying to figure out why I have such a hard time. While I haven’t sorted out the cause of my eyeliner handicap, I have come up with a solution for making winged/flicked/kitten/what-have-you eyeliner obtainable.
The best news is that it only requires two things most makeup-wearers have on hand: Creamy pencil eyeliner and a small-tipped smudge brush. For this demonstration, I am using Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Pencil in Zero and a Sonia Kashuk smudge brush. I prefer to use a smudge brush over a flat-top or angled eyeliner brush. I feel it grabs and drags the product best, but I’ll get to that in a moment.
My “before” eyes. I’m wearing Too Faced Petals to the Metal eyeshadow. Love!
For me, this is the easiest way to get winged liner and I can do it with any color liner I already own. I hope it helps anyone else who struggles!
What is your favorite winged eyeliner technique?