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How To Get Perfect Winged Liner For Your Specific Eye Shape

Everyone struggles when it comes to eyeliner application. Not all eyeliner tips even work for all people, either; the ideal technique for the perfect winged liner totally depends on the shape of your eye.

In fact, chances are you’ve been applying eyeliner wrong this whole time! Don’t worry, though. It's possible to break down eyeliner hacks for every eye shape under the sun. Round eyes, small eyes, mono-lidded eyes, and even hooded peepers can all slay a cat-eye wing.

Bigger, bolder, brighter eyes await.

  • Rock Dramatic Liner On Monolids

    When it comes to monolids, the more dramatic the liner, the better! You can bring more definition to your eyelid by mixing a smudged pencil liner with liquid liner. Use eye kohl to draw a soft line from the inner corner to the outer corner. Then use your finger to smudge the line outward and upward. Go back and add some definition to the wing with a liquid liner. The effect will be dramatic and defined.

  • Skip Bottom Liner On Hooded Lids

    If you have hooded lids, you want to make your eyes appear bigger. To do this, apply liner at the upper lash line, making sure to add dots of liquid liner in between lashes, as well. You can make your eyes appear rounder and more open by opting for a thicker swipe at the center of your eyes and a thinner one at the outer corners. Don't be afraid of an exaggerated wing, but skip the bottom eyeliner.

  • Make Downturned Eyes Look More Awake

    You can lift and open droopy eyes by applying liner strategically. Makeup artist Andrea Mendoza says:

    "You want the eyeliner in the inner corner of the eye thinner and outer corner thicker... You want to extend your wing a little past your eye shape and angle it upwards to lift your eye."

    Here's another tip. Apply light, shimmering eyeshadow at the inner corners of your eyes to open them even more.

  • Keep Liner Thin On Upturned Eyes


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    For upturned eyes, it's best to keep liner thin and close to the lashes. Add some liner to your lower lash line, as well, and connect the two lines with a tiny wing at the outer corner.