It’s taken me an actual decade to perfect my winged liner technique but it turns out I could have saved myself years of frustration if only I’d found Charlotte Tilbury’s bloody tutorial sooner. I’ve broken down the process into easy-to-follow steps that are so easy even your cat could do it. I used Rimmel Glam’Eyes liquid liner here but you can use any thin-nibbed liner of your choosing. Scroll down for the instructions if you need to but I’m pretty sure you’ll be just fine.
1. You can wear a winged liner look either with full eye makeup or on its own – the world is your oyster. I like to wear it by itself mainly because I’m usually in too much of a hurry to do anything else.
2. Use the bottom line as your guide, and imagine a line running parallel against it. This is where you’ll draw your first line.
3. Draw a short, straight line a few millimetres in length. You can go as long or as short as you like but keep it as straight as possible!
4. Next, you’re going to imagine another straight line, connecting the end of the line you’ve just drawn to your upper lash line.
5. The temptation to draw a curved line will be strong here, but try to resist. Draw this line as straight as possible – you’re simply going from the line you’ve just drawn and stopping when you hit your top lash line, and you should be left with a triangle.
6. Time for the fun part – fill in your lovely triangle. You can’t go wrong here (I hope).
7. Complete the line by drawing a thin line from your inner corner outwards, until you meet your wing.
8. Taking a black eye pencil (preferably something soft), line your top water line and any gaps in between your lashes to get your winged liner as black as possible. Curl your lashes, stick some mascara on and you’re DONE!