How to Create Flawless Winged Eyeliner on Hooded Eyes

August 27, 2021
Ariel Wodarcyk
By: Ariel Wodarcyk | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
Winged Eyeliner Tutorial for Hooded Eyes
Winged eyeliner can be difficult to create on any eye shape, but it’s especially hard to execute for those of us with hooded eyes. The key to achieving the perfect cat-eye when you have limited lid space, according to beauty influencer Mackenzi Straub of @satinsilkskin, is to keep your liquid eyeliner as thin as possible to maximize the real estate on your eyelids rather than overpower them. Keep reading for her in-depth tutorial on how to create winged eyeliner for hooded eyes.
  • STEP 1:

    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.

  • STEP 2:

    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.


  • STEP 3:

    Line the Rest of Your Lid

    Now that you’ve connected your wing, trace a thin line along the rest of your lash line.

  • STEP 4:

    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.

Photo: Mackenzi Straub, @satinsilkskin

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