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Neha B
Posts: 19
Santa Clara, California, US


Any tips or suggestions please? It would be appreciated!
Oct 05 12 04:19 pm  Link  Quote 
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PaulaMUAH
Posts: 36
Houston, Texas, US


It depends on what type of wing you're going for. Rae Morris has an excellent trick of using a piece of tape (stuck to your shirt or something a few times, so its not too sticky!) as a guide.

Here is a video showing the technique:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Vemot-a … ature=plcp

Here is another tutorial showing how to do it only on the top lid, without connecting it to the bottom lash line:
http://thebeautydepartment.com/2012/08/ … #more-7413

Here is another way to do it, for a slightly softer line. I've never tried it this way though:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EET9V4-g … ature=plcp
Oct 05 12 04:47 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Julia Francesca
Posts: 2,357
Maumee, Ohio, US


all i do is winged eyeliner, because i suck with shadow. i use rimmel glam'eyes pro liquid liner cuz the brush doesn't feel like a sharpie marker (and it's cheap!). i tell people who are just starting out to dot the liner across the lids, touching the brush to just above the lashline. then just connect the dots and add a little "wing"! keep a few baby wipes for sensitive skin on hand to fix mistakes and just have at it. it def takes a lot of practice to master so have patience.
Oct 05 12 05:57 pm  Link  Quote 
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June Long
Posts: 52
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom


I used to find that when I did a winged eye with the models eyes closed, the wings ended up in the wrong place, so now I place a wee dot to mark where I want the wing to end whilst the models eyes are still open- this helps with symmetry and placement. x
Oct 06 12 05:05 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Neha B
Posts: 19
Santa Clara, California, US


PaulaMUAH wrote:
It depends on what type of wing you're going for. Rae Morris has an excellent trick of using a piece of tape (stuck to your shirt or something a few times, so its not too sticky!) as a guide.

Here is a video showing the technique:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Vemot-a … ature=plcp

Here is another tutorial showing how to do it only on the top lid, without connecting it to the bottom lash line:
http://thebeautydepartment.com/2012/08/ … #more-7413

Here is another way to do it, for a slightly softer line. I've never tried it this way though:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EET9V4-g … ature=plcp

Thanks! I always wondered if the tape would be too sticky but thats a good idea. Thanks for the links smile

Oct 06 12 03:27 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Neha B
Posts: 19
Santa Clara, California, US


Caustic Disco wrote:
all i do is winged eyeliner, because i suck with shadow. i use rimmel glam'eyes pro liquid liner cuz the brush doesn't feel like a sharpie marker (and it's cheap!). i tell people who are just starting out to dot the liner across the lids, touching the brush to just above the lashline. then just connect the dots and add a little "wing"! keep a few baby wipes for sensitive skin on hand to fix mistakes and just have at it. it def takes a lot of practice to master so have patience.

I've never thought about using rimmel or other such breands on clients but I'm sure one of the lines I use would carry something like that but thats a good idea to connect the dots! I'm sure it will take some practice.

Oct 06 12 03:29 pm  Link  Quote 
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Neha B
Posts: 19
Santa Clara, California, US


June Long wrote:
I used to find that when I did a winged eye with the models eyes closed, the wings ended up in the wrong place, so now I place a wee dot to mark where I want the wing to end whilst the models eyes are still open- this helps with symmetry and placement. x

Thank you! That is an awesome tip I really like that. Makes alot of sense. I will give it a shot smile

Oct 06 12 03:30 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Alabaster Crowley
Posts: 8,264
Tucson, Arizona, US


I only do it on myself, so I don't know if this would work for doing it on others, but I start from the outside (where the line ends) and draw toward my eye. I find it WAY easier to get the angle (I like a slight curve to it) and the placement right this way.

I wonder if other people do this.
Oct 06 12 06:50 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Neha B
Posts: 19
Santa Clara, California, US


Alabaster Crowley wrote:
I only do it on myself, so I don't know if this would work for doing it on others, but I start from the outside (where the line ends) and draw toward my eye. I find it WAY easier to get the angle (I like a slight curve to it) and the placement right this way.

I wonder if other people do this.

I'm sure other people have tried that, but ill have to see if it only works for yourself or if I can do it on others. thanks!

Oct 08 12 02:35 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Lauren Reynolds Makeup
Posts: 282
London, England, United Kingdom


I always draw the flick so the angle follows on from lower lash line, and do it first with the eyes open, then filling in any gaps with the eye closed. On lots of people I find if you draw a line on closed eyes first it distorts when the eyes are open.
Oct 08 12 03:57 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Jenni Defalco
Posts: 456
Stevenage, England, United Kingdom


A tip I was told was to use a sponge with a straight edge, dip it in loose powder.
Line it up with the edge of eye to the eyebrow and gently press on the skin to leave a line of powder.
Use this as a guide when drawing your line, some of the tips already mentioned help aswell such as drawing dots with eyes open to make sure flicks are same length and symentrical.

Once you have drawen your line and the ink is dry simply brush away the loose powder with a small fluffy brush to reveal a crisp edge to the flick. x
Oct 09 12 12:00 pm  Link  Quote 
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SD Makeup Artisty
Posts: 184
Hicksville, New York, US


Today, I did a really sharp, thick cat eye look.  I used a business card to make a sharp line, but you could use tape too.
Oct 09 12 07:21 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Diana
Posts: 2,372
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Neha B wrote:
Any tips or suggestions please? It would be appreciated!

Follow the trajectory of the bottom lash line and you'll get the perfect winged liner for each individual models eye shape without fail. No cards, tape or sponges needed. wink
My avatar is a good example of this.

Oct 09 12 08:42 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Neha B
Posts: 19
Santa Clara, California, US


Diana wrote:

Follow the trajectory of the bottom lash line and you'll get the perfect winged liner for each individual models eye shape without fail. No cards, tape or sponges needed. wink
My avatar is a good example of this.

Wow I love the liner in your avi. That's exactly what I'm going for. I suppose it'll take practice. Thanks smile

Oct 10 12 10:08 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Dikki
Posts: 35
Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


PaulaMUAH wrote:
It depends on what type of wing you're going for. Rae Morris has an excellent trick of using a piece of tape (stuck to your shirt or something a few times, so its not too sticky!) as a guide.

Here is a video showing the technique:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Vemot-a … ature=plcp

Here is another tutorial showing how to do it only on the top lid, without connecting it to the bottom lash line:
http://thebeautydepartment.com/2012/08/ … #more-7413

Here is another way to do it, for a slightly softer line. I've never tried it this way though:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EET9V4-g … ature=plcp

Thank god, he is the best!

Nov 05 12 11:49 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Kelly Ager MakeupArtist
Posts: 138
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom


Jenni Defalco wrote:
A tip I was told was to use a sponge with a straight edge, dip it in loose powder.
Line it up with the edge of eye to the eyebrow and gently press on the skin to leave a line of powder.
Use this as a guide when drawing your line, some of the tips already mentioned help aswell such as drawing dots with eyes open to make sure flicks are same length and symentrical.

Once you have drawen your line and the ink is dry simply brush away the loose powder with a small fluffy brush to reveal a crisp edge to the flick. x

Was going to say the sponge tip!
I went to an Illamasqua 'Beauty school drop in' class a few days ago and one of their key artist's told us this tip. I'm yet to try it out, but when he demonstrated it, it looked so easy.

Nov 07 12 03:35 pm  Link  Quote 
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