6 Winged Eyeliner Hacks That Will Help You Master the Look

Mastering winged eyeliner is no easy feat, but like many other skills and crafts, practice makes perfect. With the right technique and good product choices, winged eyeliner becomes much less daunting — and even more fun and easy. Ahead, we rounded up six simple hacks that will help your cat-eye woes disappear and make your overall winged-eyeliner game a whole lot better.

Cat-Eye Liner Trick #1: Start With a Pencil Product

Are you more comfortable with eyeliner pencil than liquid or gel liner? This tricks is for you. Instead of going straight to town with the ever-daunting liquid liner, try outlining the shape of your wing with a pencil eyeliner. Then, trace the shape with a thin liquid eyeliner like L’Oréal Infallible The Super Slim By Infallible Black.

Cat-Eye Liner Trick #2: Use a Stencil 

If you’re trouble is drawing an even, smooth line with your eyeliner, try using a stencil. The  L’Oréal Paris Flash Cat Eyeliner has a built-in stencil that comes with the felt-tip liner. To use it, you line up the cat-eye guide with your eyelid and fill in with the product for a sharp, precise cat-eye shape.

Cat-Eye Liner Trick #3: Forgo the Liner and Use Stickers Instead

For those who feel they are totally hopeless when it comes to eyeliner — no if, ands or buts — try cat-eye sticks. Haus Laboratories by Lady Gaga just came out with an Eye Armor Kit that includes liquid liner and wingtip stickers.

Cat-Eye Liner Trick #4: Try the Classic Tape Trick

This is a classic, no-fail trick. Simply place a piece of tape angled outward at the corner of your eye, and follow the line. The rest is history.

Cat-Eye Liner Trick #5: Draw the Flick Backwards

Instead of trying to make the point of the flick on your winged eyeliner meet the spot you want it to end, try starting at the end and following the shape in toward your nose instead.

Cat-Eye Liner Trick #6: Connect the Dots

You never knew a simple game of Connect-the-Dots would become so handy, did you? If steady, straight lines aren’t your thing, try drawing tiny dots along your upper lash line and connecting them for a smooth cat-eye finish.

 

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A SUNSET EYE MAKEUP TUTORIAL THAT BRINGS THE HEAT

Very few makeup looks scream summer like a gorgeous, ombré sunset eye. The warm, vibrant makeup looks like it’s meant for the beach or a tropical vacation. But, even if you have nothing more planned for the rest of the summer than a happy hour date with your besties, this sunset eye look will bring the heat. Think it looks too complicated to pull off? Think again. Ahead, we walk you through how to recreate this sunset eye makeup look by makeup artist Anne Kohlhagen in six easy steps.

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STEP 1: Prep the Eyes With a Primer

Whenever you take the time to do an extensive eyeshadow look, you’ll want to prep your eyelids with an eyeshadow primer. What’s the use of putting all of the time and effort into your makeup if you’re just going to let it melt off two hours after applying? Try the Lancôme Primer It Boost It Eyeshadow Primer or Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion.

STEP 2: Apply Your Base Color

Using the NYX Professional Makeup Off Tropic Shadow Palette in Hasta La Vista, apply a coral pinkish-orange matte shade all over your eyelid as the base. Really pack on the color for a vibrant look on the outer edge of your lid — this is where you’ll want the orange hue to be really noticeable in the sunset look.

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STEP 3: Add Color to Your Crease 

Work the bright pink shade into the crease of your eye. Be sure to buff it out so the color looks diffused on the edges. To achieve the ombré color of a sunset, also apply the pink eyeshadow to inner half of your eyelid. Blend the barrier between the coral shade and the pink shade so there’s just a subtle color change.

STEP 4: Brighten the Inner Corners of Your Eyes

Moving on with the yellow-gold shade, brighten up the inner corners of your eyes. Take a small eyeshadow brush and pack on the pigment for a pop of color. Continue to blend the shade down underneath your bottom lash line, as well.

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STEP 5: Add Color Underneath Your Bottom Lash Line

Moving back to the pink and orange hues, apply a light coating of the eyeshadow colors underneath your bottom lash line. The colors should go from yellow to pink to orange — just as they do on your eyelid.

STEP 6: Mascara, Always

Finish off your sunset eye makeup look by curling your eyelashes and applying a coat of black mascara. If you’re really looking to up the drama, apply false lashes instead.

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https://www.makeup.com/sunset-eyeshadow-makeup-tutorial

CAN YOU SET MAKEUP WITH SUNSCREEN? A MAKEUP ARTIST WEIGHS IN

Setting your makeup with SPF is probably one of our favorite summertime beauty hacks. Not only are you locking in the full-fledged beat you worked so hard to complete, you’re also protecting your skin against the sun’s UV rays throughout the day. Ahead, we tapped NYC-based makeup artist Mary Irwin to find out exactly when and how to use sunscreen as your setting tool.

Yes, You Can Actually Set Makeup With Sunscreen

Although not the equivalent of a setting spray or powder, you can in fact set your makeup with sunscreen. “You can use a powder sunscreen almost as a finishing powder,” says Irwin, “and I prefer this, because for SPF in a liquid form to be most effective, you have to really work it into the skin.” This means that sunscreen in powder form is most likely your safest bet for completing your summer beat without ruining it.

Reapplication Is Key

As far as what kinds of powders to reach for, try something like the IT Cosmetics CC+ Your Skin But Better Airbrush Perfecting Powder SPF 50+ or the Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral SPF 45. “It’s a great way to seal everything in color wise and also give yourself sun protection,” says Irwin. It’s important to note that you don’t want to necessarily apply your SPF powder directly over your foundation “Instead, use it over your finished, powdered makeup as a final step,” she notes.

Remember, SPF Over Makeup Isn’t Everything

When it comes to sun protection, it’s important to remember that SPF doesn’t add up — “while it can be layered in different forms, it’s only as effective as the highest amount of SPF,” says Irwin. Another note to keep in mind is that because SPF powders often contain titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, they’re likely to cause flashback in photographs. Bottom line: Setting with SPF is a must in any summer makeup routine, but it’s important to remember to use liquid sunscreen underneath your makeup and all over your skin daily, too.

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https://www.makeup.com/how-to-set-makeup-with-sunscreen

 

HE BEST COLORED EYELINER FOR YOUR SKIN TONE, ACCORDING TO BEAUTY EDITORS

Although I don’t wear tons of makeup, I love to take it to the next level with my eyeliner. I’m inspired by all of the geometric lines and shapes I see all over the ‘gram and wanted to add that into my colorful eyeliner look. I decided to create this floating double wing look using NYX Vivid Brights Eyeliner in Vivid Escape, and followed my natural eye shape creating a fun, but wearable look. Bright green isn’t a shade I’d typically go for with my golden undertones and brown skin, but the soft, almost-pastel shade is a match made in colored-eyeliner heaven (if such a place exists).

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Alanna, Associate Beauty Editor

Blue is a color that’s often out of my comfort zone — which is exactly why I went for it in this shoot. I decided that this cool, bright cobalt color would really pop against my warm olive skin tone. I used the NYX Professional Makeup Vivid Brights Liner in Vivid Sapphire(my birthstone!), and I really love how it turned out. I opted to apply this the same way I would my normal black cat eye, starting from the inner corner and winging it out sharply on each side. The cool, icy color offered a ton of contrast to my complexion and offset my hazel-brown eyes really nicely. It goes to show that sometimes the best way to bring out your warm skin tone is to play up a complete opposite shade, and I think I’m willing to definitely try it again soon (wild, right?).

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Jesa, Assistant Beauty Editor at POPSUGAR

It was Rihanna who inspired me to try white eyeliner — specifically her look for the Louis Vuitton Men Spring/Summer 2019 show that took place last summer. I had always worn a sharp graphic liner but wasn’t sure how the look would translate in white. I chose the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Snow to test the look. It’s the photonegative of the brand’s OG pen in Intense Black — a pen that has a fine point that doesn’t drag against my lids. I swept on the stark white ink into the triangular shapes, and I was so glad that I did. The white liner was striking against my medium, caramel skin tone, and I got compliments on the look the entire day that I had it on. The moral of this story? Don’t be afraid to try new makeup looks (oh, and when in doubt, do as Rihanna would).

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Marisa, Associate Beauty Editor 

If I’m being perfectly honest, I fear colored eyeliner and even most colored eyeshadows. I’ve just never found a shade that looks really, really good on my skin. I have light skin with warm undertones, so I’ve found that when it comes to bold shades, I have to opt for earthy shades — like dark green, and in this case, a rusty red. After swatching a handful of different liners on my skin, I was drawn to NYX Strictly Vinyl Eyeliner in Hazy. I drew on a cat eye, curled my lashes, swiped on some mascara and couldn’t help but wonder why I’ve never tried this color before.

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Jessica, Assistant Beauty Editor 

Let me preface this by saying I don’t even wear regular eyeliner, let alone colored liner, but I was pleasantly surprised by how this look turned out. While I rock a black wing on a very rare basis, I’ve never even considered going to a more vibrant shade. When I surveyed the rainbow of colored liners we had available, purple seemed like the best choice to complement my brown eyes and yellow undertones in my skin tone. Using NYX Professional Makeup Vivid Brights Liner in Vivid Violet, I drew on a modeset wing and hoped for the best. The final result: I was surprised by how wearable the bright color was. It was subtle enough that from afar it looked like regular eyeliner, but up close it looked very cool and playful.

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https://www.makeup.com/best-colored-eyeliner-for-your-skin-tone

 

THE EASIEST NATURAL MAKEUP TUTORIAL EVER!

Achieving the ever-elusive natural makeup look (also known as the no makeup-makeup look) is all about finding the balance between glowing I-woke-up-like-this skin and a perfectly bushy brow. Contrary to its name, the no-makeup makeup look actually requires a decent number of steps, but the results are definitely worth it.

Get the look ahead, ahead.

STEP 1: Prep

Apply a thin layer of moisturizer to prep your skin for makeup. Making sure your skin is hydrated and plump before makeup application is key to making your makeup look like real, natural skin.

STEP 2: Base

Apply a light to medium coverage foundation or BB cream like IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+, stippling it on with a blending sponge or flat brush. If you do use a brush and want a seamlessly blended finish, go over your face with a damp beauty sponge to ensure there are no streaks or lines. Next, pat concealer under eyes (we recommend Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer). Choose a color one to two shades lighter than your foundation to brighten up the under eye area and cover up any discoloration and dark circles. For a more luminous look, apply concealer to your forehead, the bridge of your nose and chin — then blend.

STEP 3: Cheeks

Sweep blush onto the apples of your cheeks to give your face a nice flush. For a natural finish, you’ll want the blush to look soft and diffused, so we recommend an easy-to-blend formula like the Shu Uemura Fresh Cushion Blush. Warm up your skin tone with a bronzer of your choice (we like Urban Decay Naked Flushed). Apply this under your cheekbones and along your temples and jawline.

STEP 4: Eyebrows 

Spoolie your brows, and fill them in with a brow product of your choice. Powders give a diffused, natural look while pencils are more precise. We recommend the NYX Professional Makeup Micro Brow Pencil for most brows — it makes creating hair-like strokes a breeze.

STEP 5: Eyes

Apply a warm eyeshadow shade to your crease, then swipe a neutral shade across the lower lid. Blend, blend, blend! For this step we recommend a palette with lots of matte brown shades so you can experiment with tones and colors that work for you like NYX Professional Makeup Warm Neutrals Ultimate Shadow Palette — it’s perfect for beginners and a quality, affordable option. Apply a single coat of mascara to the top and bottom lashes and be sure to wiggle your wand vertically to get every single lash.

STEP 6: Lips

Finish the look with a pink or nude lip gloss that compliments your skin tone. For this step, give Lancôme L’Absolu Rosy Plump a try — which enhances your lips and offers a sheer, rosy tint.

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https://www.makeup.com/step-by-step-tutorial-natural-makeup