How to Create Flawless Winged Eyeliner on Hooded EyesAugust 27, 2021
Start With Your Wing
Using the L'Oréal Paris Infallible Flash Cat Eye Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner, draw a thin wing at the outer corner of your lid. “You want to make sure you wing your eyeliner out, and not angle it upward,” says Straub. If the wing is facing upward, it will get caught in the fold of your lid. Pro tip: draw the wing with your eyes fully open and staring straight ahead into a mirror, so you can see exactly where the wing will fall.
Connect the Wing
Draw a line connecting the wing to the outer corner of your lid. This is where you can sharpen the line and achieve a super precise cat-eye. If you can’t get it as sharp as you want on your own, dip a cotton swab in makeup remover and run it along the line, or trace under the wing with concealer.
Line the Rest of Your Lid
Now that you’ve connected your wing, trace a thin line along the rest of your lash line.
Elongate the Inner Corner
Using the very tip of your eyeliner, trace the inner corners of your eye, making a sharp point. Straub says this step is a must whenever she wears winged eyeliner — it creates a feline effect that’s super flattering on hooded eyes.
Tightline Your Eyes
In order to make your lashes appear fuller and get rid of any space between your lashes and liner, draw the Urban Decay Cosmetics 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero on the upper waterline. “This really gives that cat-eye effect,” Straub says.
Because the eyeliner is so thin, Straub skips falsies and coats her natural lashes with mascara. “Just make sure you curl your lashes so you’ll still be able to see them through the eyeliner,” she says. We recommend the Maybelline New York Volum’ Express The Colossal Waterproof Mascara.
Finish With Red Lipstick
For a classic cat-eye and red lip combo, swipe on the Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in The 405, a high-shine, pinky-red.