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) πŸ˜› 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 – Β FluidlineΒ 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 –Β 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 theΒ LancΓ΄me – Artliner liquid eyeliner Β & the MACPenultimate liquid liner.

I’m going to talk about the LancΓ΄meΒ 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!

TheΒ LancΓ΄me (Non Waterproof) Liquid LinerΒ 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 theΒ LancΓ΄meΒ 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,Β LancΓ΄me (Waterproof),Β LancΓ΄me (Non Waterproof)

MAC – Β FluidlineΒ Gel Liner in BlackTrack – | HEREΒ | Β£15.50

MAC209 Eyeliner Brush – | HEREΒ | Β£16.50

Real Techniques Fine Liner Brush – | HEREΒ | Β£6.99

MACPenultimate Liquid LinerΒ in RapidblackΒ – | HEREΒ | Β£17.50

LancΓ΄meArtliner Liquid liner in 01 NoirΒ – | HEREΒ | Β£21.00

LancΓ΄meArtliner 24HR (Waterproof) liquid liner – | HEREΒ | Β£21.00

Real TechniquesEye starter set (eyebrow brush comes as part of this set) – |HERE| Β£21.99


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117 thoughts on “The Perfect Winged eye

  1. Love it! You make it look so easy! πŸ™‚

  2. Rochelle on said:

    really great tips! I need to try out the Gel liner, it looks great & I love your eye makeup always! xxx

  3. So flawless! Your eye makeup is perfect! Looks so sparkly and pretty. Eyeliner on point! ❀

  4. plus+beauty27 on said:

    Looks great! Thanks for sharing your tips!! πŸ™‚ ❀ xoxo

  5. Would you do my make-up for me, Serene? Happy weekend, my dear! xoxo

  6. Great tips on getting the perfect cat eye dear! I have to try the Mac one as I’m a sucker for the YSL and Bobbi Brown ones. Thanks for the share darling! πŸ™‚ xo~ Lena

    • I am yet to try the YSL & Bobbi Brown gel liners but have heard great things about them πŸ™‚ thank you Lena for the lovely words πŸ’‹β˜ΊοΈπŸ’— Have a lovely day! πŸ™‚ xox

  7. April Nunez on said:

    Great post! Happy weekend dear! πŸ™‚

    April of: https://beybiapril.wordpress.com
    Instagram: @beybiapril

  8. You are so on time with this post, Serene! πŸ™‚ I was just debating which brush and gel liner should I get. I think you just helped me to decide. Thanks!!! πŸ™‚ ❀


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

  9. I’m still trying to get that technique down! So unfortunately for now, I still have mismatched wings haha! xx

    • 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! πŸ™‚ & good luck! Xoxox

  10. Great guide! I love the smokey eye too πŸ™‚

  11. 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 😦 intrigued by the mac pen one, looks good! xx

    Hannah x | hannatalks

    • Thanks so much lovely! Hahah Honestly when you practice loads and loads you’ll get a steady hand too πŸ˜†πŸ’—! πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚ xoxox

  12. Stunning eye makeup, love the mac liner x

  13. Amazing make up as always! I love the cat flick you do! Liquid eyeliner is definately my favourite to use πŸ™‚


  14. I’m all for the liquid liner even if I’m yet to find the perfect one! Great post my lovely! Lots of xx

  15. Kelsey&Kenecha on said:

    I always wanted to try but I suck at these kinds of things haha It looks amazing on you, love the glitter πŸ˜€


  16. Wow,wow,wow what a great tutorial! Pure genius😝 I must say you are taking your blog to a whole other level. 😚

  17. Amazing tutorial dear. I am as well using gel liner from maybeline. So easy to apply πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing. Mel

  18. Great tutorial and great photos πŸ™‚


  19. 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

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

  20. I also had problems getting my eyes look symmetrical. Now I found a gel liner that I like and it makes it a bit more easier for me.

    your eyes are so pretty! great make up look!


  21. 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!

    • 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 πŸ™‚ xoxo

  22. Jessica on said:

    Great tutorial! your eye liner looks amazing! I used to be so skilled at putting on eye liner when I was in high school but now I suck haha!


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

  24. So beautiful. I love this look, just wish I was better at it myself.

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

    • Thanks Lydia πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚ Xoxo

  26. I have the same MAC eyeliners, love them!

    Sarah x

  27. jenny on said:

    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 😦 I use the Korres mineral eyeliner and love how long lasting it is x

    http://www.krystelcouture.com β™₯

    • Thank you Jenny πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚ & I will have to try out the Korres eyeliner it sounds amazing! Thanks Lovely ❀ xox

  28. I don’t know why, but I always use an eyeliner instead of a liquid pencil.. I should practice a bit with the products that you recommend as I love winged eyes.

    • 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 πŸ™‚ xoxox

  29. This looks lovely! I don’t think I’ll ever be able to get this down.

    Corinne x

  30. Girl you are a lifesaver. I’ve always struggled with eyeliner and only recently have I felt confident enough to use it on a day-to-day basis (usually a line on my upper eyelid). However, I still struggle doing a winged look so will give some of these products a try using your tips πŸ™‚ X


    • πŸ˜†girlll you’re so welcome πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ’‹β˜ΊοΈ xoxox

  31. Wonderful tutorial! I am getting better at creating a perfect winged eye every day but I really needed some more advice!

    xx naomi @ Naomi in Wonderland

  32. Wow, your eyes look amazing! I’m going to have to try this out!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

  33. Love all the detailed shots you provide with your tutorials!! ❀ – http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

  34. you have such beautiful eyes.. πŸ™‚

  35. liquoricepearls on said:

    Lovely post! I also used to use blacktrack but it dried up so quickly! xx

    ☾ Liquorice Pearls ☾

  36. Your winged liner looks perfect and you have such a fabulous range of eyeliners πŸ˜€ I really need to branch out and try more gel formulas!



  37. Love this, wings are hard lol

    check out my newest post

  38. Lenya on said:

    You make it look so easy, Serene. I just can’t manage to get both eyes looking symmetrical 😦

  39. Gurlll, you make it look so easy! LOL! I do love using an angle brush for a effect cat eye flick and yes to the RT eye liner bush, I love it and it makes application so darn easy too!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • thank you so much sweetie πŸ˜€ !!! 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

  40. It took me a while to get it right as well and it still doesn’t come out even all of the time. Yours looks perfect! πŸ™‚ I was into gel for years but now I’m on the liquid kick. Love that RT liner brush. The two I have are getting old – need to replace soon.

    Beauty Isles | An Island Girl’s Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

  41. Gabrielle on said:

    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! πŸ™‚

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice


    • Hahahahhaha you shush! Please :p I bet it wasn’t but thank you so much Gabrielle ❀ I hope you get the most out of my tips πŸ™‚ Have a lovely week also sweetie xoxox

  42. RachelShuchatMakeup on said:

    I have the same Real Techniques brushes, but I don’t prefer them for winged eyeliner. Recently I’ve been going through a liquid liner only phase, although I used to love my gel liners lol

  43. 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! πŸ˜‰

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

  44. Excellent! Love the Lancome liquid liner. Have you tried Stila’s famous version? My go-to.

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