Winged eyeliner Tutorial

Winged eyeliner

Hey guys,

I know the title says tutorial.. but I feel like such a fraud cause I am in no way a professional. This is basically just a post about how I do the winged eyeliner look and the products I use to get the look. I’m aware that it’s not a very tricky look and most of you have probably nailed the technique but I know that some people find it tricky to do when they are starting off.. I know I did!

This is a classic look of mine.. pretty much my typical “going out” look. I think it’s classy but you can build it up and enhance as much as you want. This look is pretty subtle and you can make the eyeliner as thick or as long as you want.

To do this look I used:

My winged eyeliner kit
  • Urban decay naked palette (and I used the colours: Sin and Sidecar)
  • Maybelline falsies volume express mascara
  • Rimmel Soft kohl eyeliner pencil in Jet Black
  • Catrice liquid eyeliner pen in Black
  • Urban decay primer potion (optional)


  1. Firstly, prep your eyes with an eyeshadow base or primer so that your eyeshadow stays on longer and it helps to reduce any smudging. I use the infamous Urban Decay primer potion (but honestly cheaper versions do the job as well) and spread the teeniest amount across the lid.
  2. I use a neutral colour across the entirety of my lid and then a slightly darker nude colour in the outer corner of my eye and blend in. I chose “Sin ” and “Sidecar ” from the Urban decay naked palette as they work nice together and are subtle but add a nice bit of shimmer to the eye.
  3. Next I begin the winged eyeliner process. Honestly, I think this is a tricky thing to get right when you’re first starting off and I think it takes practise to get it right. I always found it hard to get a nice clean line and defined point. When I was a Body Shop event a few months ago, the make-up artist there actually had a really good tip on how to get the perfect eye liner line. She suggested creating little small dots close to your lash line and then slowly connecting these dots. She said this is much easier than going for the full on swoop of the line first off and it helps to get a much more clean finish.
  4. To get the flick out the side: There are many ways to do this and I think it all comes down to  personal choice and which way you find to be easiest. One technique is to make a dot on the outer corner of the eye where you want the tip of the eyeliner to extend to and then connecting that dot to the eyeliner on the the upper and lower lid and then filling in the space. If this sounds like too much, another way is to line your the bottom lid and then continue this line up, following the natural angle of your bottom lash line. Extend it with your eyeliner and stop at the point you wish for the eyeliner to extend to. Now starting at that outer point, drag your eyeliner inward and slightly down towards your top eye lid, connecting the tip of the wing with your lined top lid. Finally fill in any blank space in the middle.
  5. Next to finish the look, add a tiny bit of eyeliner to your water line and smudge slightly near the outer corner to get a more “smokey eye effect”. Then, later on layers of mascara to top it off.
  6. I finished my look with a classic red lip and chose my current favourite: MAC’s Mac Red. However if you are going for a more simple toned down look, I’d go for a neutral lipstick like MAC’s Shy Girl.


That’s all for now guys, hope this tutorial was helpful and please let me know if you’d like me to keep doing more tutorials, and if so… give me suggestions! 🙂

Thanks for reading and until next time, Bye Kx:)

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Published by A Tiny Slice Of Kate

Writer. Reader. Caffeine Addict.

5 thoughts on “Winged eyeliner Tutorial

  1. This looks so good! I wish I could master winged eyeliner. I am so bad at it and I’ve had a pro even teach me and I am still unable to make myself look good with it. Can’t win ’em all, I guess. 🙂

  2. This look is beautiful on you Kate! This has to be one of my favourite make up looks for making me feel glamorous! You’re using some of my fave products here! Love Sin and Sidecar, they are two of the best Naked Palette colours and The Falsies mascara is a reliable favourite I always go back to when I’m getting frustrated with mascara choices. What do you make of the catrice liquid eyeliner? I’m always on the look out for inexpensive liquid eyeliners but my favourite for creating a precise cat eye is the Urban Decay 24/7 waterproof one.

    Hope you’re having a good day!

    Emma x

    1. Aw thank you so much! I’ve never done any make-up tutorials on this before so I thought I’d give that look a whirl seeing as I wear it alot! I’m really really liking the Catrice liquid eyeliner.. the nib is really really precise and so easy to use which I didn’t expect.. it also lasts really long on the eyes too. I’m happily surprised ’cause I only picked it up as sort of an impulse buy. I’ve never actually tried the Urban Decay 24/7 even though I’ve heard so many people rave about it… think it’ll be next on my list! 🙂 xx

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