The Perfect Winged eye

I am really excited to share with you all this tutorial on getting the perfect winged eyeliner!!!

I’ve been asked a lot of times questions on getting the perfect winged line & this tutorial will talk you through all the tools you need to achieve a perfectly lined eye (without too much tricky business)!!!

Before practising on my eyes ( a lot of practising) ๐Ÿ˜› I really couldn’t get both eyes looking symmetrical! But honestly practice makes perfect! I really cannot stress that point enough!

All the tools you need really is a good set of eyeliner brushes – varying from angled ones, to fine pointed ones and a really good gel liner & one trusty liquid liner pen!

|| Gel Liner ||



To outline your eyes you need to invest in a really good gel liner. I would say for beginners drawing on a line with a gel liner ( with an eyeliner brush ) is a really great step to draw strokes ready for you to go over with a liquid eyeliner!

I use my trusty MAC – ย Fluidlineย Gel Liner in BlackTrack for this and use various brushes to achieve my cat eye!

My favourite and most easy brushes to use and draw are the MAC209 eyeliner brush & Real Techniquesfine eyeliner Brush

I use either of these two brushes to create a really crisp stroke and draw on the tip of the cat eye ( perfect for a precise stroke) !!!


Above I’m using my MAC 209 eyeliner brush to apply my MACBlackTrack Gel liner!


Above I’m using my Real Techniques –ย Fine Eyeliner brush to apply my Gel Liner!

& if you are trying to achieve a more angled wing I’d use an angled brush. I love the eyebrow brush from Real Techniques & use it sometimes to create more dramatic looks!


Above I’m using the eyebrow brush from Real Techniques & below is the final eye result using that brush!

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|| Liquid Eyeliner ||

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For liquid eyeliner, it took me many months of practise to perfect the art of applying this bad boy! However, from adding gel liner on the bottom I realised that this makes applying liquid liner on top to define the lines is the easiest and most dramatic finish for your eye makeup!

I’ve trialled so many liquid eyeliners in the past and found that my two favourite and most easiest liquid eyeliners are theย Lancรดme – Artliner liquid eyeliner ย & the MACPenultimate liquid liner.

I’m going to talk about the Lancรดmeย Artliner in Waterproof and Non Waterproof ones first in this tutorial.

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Of the two I prefer I the non waterproof one as it is very pigmented and lasts longer than the waterproof one, and thought I’d mention this as you might think that waterproof one will last longer but instead it’s the other way round!

Theย Lancรดme (Non Waterproof) Liquid Linerย has a detachable brush / separate to the pot of liquid liner! I love this type of liquid liner as it makes the brush lighter to hold instead of carrying all the product and makes it easier for you to not waste product ( from it bleeding out the end )!!! Nothing is worse than clumpy liquid liner on the eye & you have to start from the beginning!

The tip of theย Lancรดmeย brush is also fine and easy for you to apply over the gel liner and even alone if you are comfortable with drawing on eyeliner without a guideline base!

I’ve swatched them a bit lower with the MAC one for you to see!

& my other favourite is the MACPenultimate liquid liner. The fine tip of the liner pen enables a smooth and highly pigmented stroke & is easy to glide across your eye. This liner has also safely stayed with me for months without running out of product & doesn’t dry up quickly (like most liquid liner pens do)!!!


Here are the swatches for all the liquid liners I’ve mentioned above!


Left / Right : MAC,ย Lancรดme (Waterproof),ย Lancรดme (Non Waterproof)

MAC – ย Fluidlineย Gel Liner in BlackTrack – | HEREย | ยฃ15.50

MAC209 Eyeliner Brush – | HEREย | ยฃ16.50

Real Techniques Fine Liner Brush – | HEREย | ยฃ6.99

MACPenultimate Liquid Linerย in Rapidblackย – | HEREย | ยฃ17.50

LancรดmeArtliner Liquid liner in 01 Noirย – | HEREย | ยฃ21.00

LancรดmeArtliner 24HR (Waterproof) liquid liner – | HEREย | ยฃ21.00

Real TechniquesEye starter set (eyebrow brush comes as part of this set) – |HERE| ยฃ21.99


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    1. I am yet to try the YSL & Bobbi Brown gel liners but have heard great things about them ๐Ÿ™‚ thank you Lena for the lovely words ๐Ÿ’‹โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ’— Have a lovely day! ๐Ÿ™‚ xox

    1. Awwww I’m so glad ๐Ÿ˜€ Which brush do you think you’ll be trying? I really hope you enjoy the Mac Gel Liner it is such a life saver ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ™Š !!! ๐Ÿ™‚ <3 and thank you for the lovely comment sweetie! ๐Ÿ™‚ xox

    1. Hahah, hopefully practice will make perfect! The Gel liner is less fluid like to help you get a more stable line (easier for you to draw) without spilling and bleeding the liner onto the eye! Testing out your eyeliner skills on Gel liner will help you perfect the stroke sweetie! ๐Ÿ™‚ & good luck! Xoxox

    1. Thank you lovely ๐Ÿ™‚ you can even use a blending brush to blend in the gel liner to create a less harsh stroke for a smokey-lined eye too ๐Ÿ˜€ xoxo

  1. You must have the steadiest hands n the world haha, I suck at eyeliner! I use the gel pot Collection one at the moment but it can get a bit messy ๐Ÿ™ intrigued by the mac pen one, looks good! xx

    Hannah x | hannatalks

    1. Thanks so much lovely! Hahah Honestly when you practice loads and loads you’ll get a steady hand too ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ’—! ๐Ÿ™‚ The Mac pen is great at gliding across the eye with precision! I defo recommend you trying that one out if you’re worried about messing it up as this one doesn’t bleed out and grips steadily in your hand ๐Ÿ™‚ xoxox

    1. Thanks lovely I’m a huge fan of liquid liner too ๐Ÿ’‹โ˜บ๏ธ! Definitely try out the Lancome Artliner it’s a really good liquid liner ๐Ÿ™‚ it’s my fave x

      1. Really?! you didn’t like it :-0 !!! Did you try the waterproof one? that one sucks looool ! And was watery but the original one is very pigmented I think also the Mac Penultimate liner is very pigmented too ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’‹ x

      2. I haven’t tried ant liner from MAC! You know I’m not their biggest fan! ๐Ÿ˜ And I have no idea if the Lancome one I had was waterproof on not! Thing is I didn’t liked it and almost instantly got rid of it! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜…xx

      3. LOOOOOL! ๐Ÿ˜‚ You need to become a bigger fan of MAC ๐Ÿ™Š they have some really good stuff hehehehe ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ˜† xox

      4. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Well I tried I love the fix+ :p I love their lipstick range it excites me ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ™Š x

    1. No no, honestly practice makes perfect ๐Ÿ’‹ ๐Ÿ™‚ The Gel liner is really a great tool to use before Liquid liner (better for beginners ) ๐Ÿ™‚ xoxo

  2. I can’t fault the Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink for my eyeliner of choice. I’ve heard lots of good things about the Lancome though… You may sway me to try it out.
    Ting | The Ting Thing

    1. Thanks lovely! I’ve heard so many great things about the Bobbi Brown one, but I’m yet to try that one ๐Ÿ™‚ !!! As for the Lancome Artliner that is one amazing eyeliner product I just can’t stop using it ๐Ÿ’‹ ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope I’ve swayed you enough to start using it heheh xox

  3. I love the Mac eye liner pot, It has been my go to for 7 years now! I love it because it doesn’t pull on your eyelids like pencils do! great post! I am new to your blog!

    1. Thanks for stopping by lovely :)!!! I love the eyeliner pot too! Hehehe I’ve probably used it for around 2 years but hopefully I’ll be using it for more years! I love gel liner because it’s light too ๐Ÿ™‚ xoxo

    1. Thanks lovely!!! Ohh how come? Hehehe I know what you mean when you stop putting it on regularly you lose your stability heheheh ๐Ÿ™‚ xox

  4. This looks amazing, such a lovely tutorial and your eyes are stunning lady! I love the mac gel liner! I use it religously ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  5. These photos are beautiful Serene! Winged eyeliner is probably my biggest makeup struggle, I’m going to try out some of your techniques!

    1. Thanks Lydia ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope these techniques make your life easier! I used to struggle a lot with my liner but honestly gel liner is a very great investment liner to have around ๐Ÿ™‚ Xoxo

  6. Excellent tutorial and I love the eyeliner brands you’ve used they sound fab! I only have liquid eyeliner at the minute and do find it trickier to apply! One mistake and it ruins the whole look ๐Ÿ™ I use the Korres mineral eyeliner and love how long lasting it is x โ™ฅ

    1. Thank you Jenny ๐Ÿ™‚ I feel the same 1 little mustake and that’s it the whole eyeliner is ruined! a lil tip for that is to take a cotton bud tip and apply vaseline onto it (the cotton buds with a Pointed tip) and clean up the lines ! It happens with me all the time & find that cleaning up process very useful ๐Ÿ™‚ & I will have to try out the Korres eyeliner it sounds amazing! Thanks Lovely <3 xox

    1. You mean an eyeliner pencil? You should definitely try the gel liner it will make your life so much easier / it’s like a more fluid eyeliner pencil but that you can control like the pencil ๐Ÿ™‚ xoxox

    1. ๐Ÿ˜†girlll you’re so welcome ๐Ÿ™‚ heheheh It’s taken me a while to get the technique in check, hopefully you’ll be able to get your cat eye looking fab with these tips ๐Ÿ’‹โ˜บ๏ธ xoxox

    1. Thank you so much Naomi ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m really glad you found this tutorial useful & has given you so more advice on getting that perfect winged eye! Xoxo

    1. ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’— you definitely have to try out some gel liners they are such a life saver ๐Ÿ™Š thanks so much Karen ๐Ÿ’— ๐Ÿ™‚ xoxox

    1. thank you so much sweetie ๐Ÿ˜€ !!! Real technique do make a great range of brushes that are just easy to use & apply!!! Hehehe & an angled brush is definitely a great tool to use for beginners/ advanced users too hehe! xoxox

    1. Thank you so much lovely ๐Ÿ™‚ why did you go off Gel Liners by the way? ๐Ÿ˜€ I love a good liquid liner hehe! As for the RT Brushes, they are life savers !!! xox

      1. Ohhh you know what I need to try out the Kat Von D Range ๐Ÿ˜€ I love her makeup style! I would assume her eyeliner range would be just as good!!!

  7. Ugh, I need to take on board your tips and fast because I caught my reflection earlier today and just SIGHED at my eyeliner – it was terrible haha! Have a lovely week, Serene! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice


    1. Hahahahhaha you shush! Please :p I bet it wasn’t but thank you so much Gabrielle <3 I hope you get the most out of my tips ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a lovely week also sweetie xoxox

    1. I love my liquid liners too at the mo :p what brushes do you recommend to use? ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll have to check out your suggestions xox

  8. You have such a great technique! Sometimes you just have to leave the house with slightly wonky eyeliner, especially if it’s winged. It’s the only way I learn! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Thank you so much lovely! Hahaha that’s how I learned too :-p endless days of wonky eyeliner and looking like an emo ๐Ÿ˜€ but I got there in the end! Thanks sweetie xoxo

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