Friday, 26 October 2012

Winged Eyeliner Three Ways (P.3 Gel Liner) - Makeup Tutorial "Vintage Inspired"

Hello lovelies!

Looks like it's time for the final instalment of my Winged Eyeliner series! Gel eyeliner is my favourite to use when I'm already wearing eyeshadow, because once it's on, it's on - in other words, it will stay put once you apply it, which is great for when you need your eyes to look glam a bit longer than usual!

Plus, I find that the matte look of gel eyeliner is perfect for creating that vintage type look, so that's the theme I've gone for with this tutorial.

This tutorial will show you how to create a vintage-inspired winged eye, using the applicator that comes with your gel liners, as well as a flat angled brush.

Want to learn how to do a winged eye using pencil liner? See Part One here!
Maybe you want to know how to get a cat eye using liquid liner? See Part Two here!

Taken By Surprise Tutorial - Winged Eyeliner Three Ways Part #3

Gel or Pot Eyeliner

**Because I normally wear gel eye liner with eyeshadow, I've already applied Rimmel London's Glam Eyes HD Eyeshadow palette in English Oak.**

1. First we'll apply the liner using the applicator. Using the thin side of the brush, begin applying the gel liner from the centre of the eyelid, using very short small dashes to build it up. Go slowly, gel liner has a tendency to go everywhere if you're heavy handed!

Rimmel London Waterproof Gel Eyeliner in "001 Black"

That random hair up there is my fringe falling down, not a super long eyebrow hahaha
2. Then from the inner corner of the eye, join up to the line you've already created.

3. To find the right angle for the wing, line up the applicator with the end of your eyebrow and the inner corner of your eye. Then using the thin edge of the applicator brush, draw a line following that angle, from the outer corner. 

Leaning your head back as you look in the mirror will help you find the angle.
4. Then connect the end of that line to the liner on your upper lash line, creating a triangular shape. Fill in that triangle, and your wing is done!

Sorry about the weird lighting change!
4. Now we'll do the other eye using a flat angled liner brush. Draw a tester line on the back of your hand to help remove excess product to stop smudging. You'll need to repeat this step every time you put more product on the brush (or expect panda eyes super quick!)

5. With the pointed end of the brush pointing towards the inner corner of the eye, begin creating soft strokes along the top lash line, following the natural curve of the eyelid and keeping as close as you can to the lashes.

6. Once you get to the outer corner, turn the brush so the point is facing the outer corner of the eye and paint a 5mm-1cm line up at a 45 degree angle towards the end of your eyebrow. Again, create a triangle shape, and fill it in for the wing!

Whoops, I smudged it a bit - be careful to let your liner dry before opening your eyes
 or you might get a bit on your lids like I did!
If this happens, a little bit of concealer on a Q-tip will fix it.
7. Then just finish off by curling your lashes and applying lashings of your favourite mascara!

Then just add some matte red lipstick, and the vintage-inspired winged eye look is complete!

Cheeky mirror selfies
...and again :)

If you'd like to see me talking a bit more about the winged eye, or would like a few extra tips and tricks of mine, here's the video from when I was interviewed as part of the Rimmel Beauty Insider competition earlier this year. Scroll down to Jessica-Anne to watch it :)

And for those wondering when the results will be out, I've heard they'll be announced later this year. Don't worry, I'll keep you guys updated :)

Do you use gel liner? What are your tips? Let me know in the comments below!


  1. aw your eyes look so pretty! I love the winged look on you and with the red lips it definitely has that sexy/glam retro feel. I'm a huge fan of the winged look myself although I just focus on extending my natural eye shape out. I have to try the higher flick like you've done though :)

    1. Thanks so much Izzy! Good luck with it, I bet it'd look stunning on you :) x

  2. love this, looks great! would you like to follow each other in gfc? let me know!

  3. I will definitely try it this way next time I do my makeup. I just have a hard time making both wings equal :(

    1. It takes a lot of practice, but I'm sure you can do it :) Go in short strokes, that way you have more control :) x

  4. You did a nice job! It always takes me a few tries to get it right lol.


  5. Hi Jessica, do you know how to draw a double wing tip? Can you share a tutorial if you do. Love reading your step-by-step make up technique! It's simple and easy to follow. :D


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