How to create the perfect winged liner

I've been asked a couple times how I apply my eyeliner and if I can do a tutorial on it. For me, plenty of practice and a hella load of patience has helped me tonnes. I wanted to share with you my top tips for creating the perfect winged liner. To start off with you wanna find the right liner for you now I don't know the 'official' names of liners so you'll have to bear with me but I will pop in a lil photo so that you know what I'm talking about.

The OG liner.

Lets start with what I'd call the 'OG' of liners which I would call the 'liquid' liner this has a little brush crewed into a pot of liquid liner and you can pick them up from literally anywhere cheap as chips; they were most likely the first eyeliner in your makeup bag and in my opinion, they're the worst. They're hard to use and your brush is likely to be too stiff or too soft and that makes it hella hard to apply the liner, Some people do get along with these though so do check them out and see what you think because you can get them so cheap it wouldn't really make much of a difference to your purse if you hate it.

Mousse and gel

I have never used any of these so I can't share my opinion on them but going by reviews gel is quite long lasting and has a more dramatic effect this one's a little cheaper than mousse liner; you apply this with an angled brush, from tutorials it looks like it takes a lot of concentration and you need to be quite precise. I can't say I would personally choose a mouse liner as to me it just sounds as if it would crumble as you apply it but you can't knock it 'till you've tried it, it has the same concept as gel liner so you'd apply it with a brush, I'd say these two types are for the steady-handed

Pencils & Felts

I started off doing a wing with a pencil liner but they're very faint as they're only really used for waterlines but I found them easy because they're easiest to hold and you don't have to be really steady with them, finding felt liners has honestly changed my eyeliner game. For me a felt is my 'go to' there's much more control with it which makes it easier to apply in my opinion, They're also quite pigmented which I like and when it runs out you can take the nib out and switch it around to save yourself some money.

The hacks :
Keep your eye open: Some people tend to shut and even pull on their eyes whilst they do their eyeliner, don't do this. Dragging your eye out can cause wrinkles & shutting them gives you lest precision, by keeping them open you can see what you're doing which makes you less likely to mess up.
Use tape: If you really can't hack it use some tape, it's a really easy way to get a sharp but foolproof wing and after a while of using it you'll most likely get used to how you're drawing the wing and be able to draw it without it.
Small strokes: This is the easiest way to apply your liner precisely, I know in tutorials they make it look oh, so easy sweeping the liner across their lids but these people have had a lot of practice. If you're just starting off with liner apply it using small strokes across your lid and then join it up to the end of your wing.

How to create the perfect wing :

  1. Place the pen from the corner of your eye towards the end of your brow (with the lid on), This is where your wing is going to go, using that guide draw a small straight line.
  2. Keep as close to your eye as you can and using small strokes draw a line from the inner corner of your eye outwards.
  3. Using your pen take the tip of your first line and join it up to the line across your lid.
  4. smooth over the whole wing and fill in any gaps or sparse areas.
  5. Take some concealer on a small (preferably angled if you have it) brush and clean up the edges.

Do you have any eyeliner tips?, What type of eyeliner do you prefer to use?.


  1. You’ve been asked like 1538936 times how you do your eyeliner nevermind just a few times :D !! I’m actually in love with it.
    I don’t have an eyeliner pen but when I can get to the shops after all this snow chaos, I’m definitely coming back to this post! X

    Sophie |

    1. Literally a thousand times haha!. thankyou so much and I really hope it helps!.
      Charlie xx

  2. By complete fluke I picked up a felt liner a little while back and now I'm OBSESSED lol - I can't get over how easy it is to use! Now I wonder how I ever used to do it without one hahaha
    Britt |

    1. They're insanely easy to use, I love them so much. You have so much more control compared to your standard liner, whats your fave pen?
      charlie xx

  3. I'm so glad you did this post as I am obsessed with how good your liner is!! This post will definitely help me try it out this week!