Sunday, 9 December 2012

Winged Eyeliner Tutorial + My Favourite Products for the Job!

I've had a few requests for winged eyeliner tutorials and tips recently, so I've decided it was about time I got my act together and did it! Hopefully I've managed to answer everyones questions, but if I've missed something or you have any questions, do let me know, I'm always here to answer any questions :) Anyway this post is going to act as a place to explain the products, but that as well as the tutorial can be found in the video at the bottom. I hope you enjoy :) 




Gel Liners
For winged liner gel liner is definitely the best choice in my opinion. It's usually quite pigmented and generally doesn't set down straight away allowing you to remove and reapply until you have the look you want. After a couple of minutes it will set down and in the case of the two mentioned stay all day! One thing too look out for is the really emollient/greasy ones that tend to move around. But my two favourites - 17 Smoulder Gel Liner* (£3.99, Boots) & Collection Lasting Colour Gel Liner (£4.99), are both great and set down on the eye. If I had to pick a favourite - the Collection one! 


L-R: Collection, 17


Felt Tip Liners
Another favourite formula of mine! Felt Tip style liners are a very easy format to work with, we're all used to using pens! However they not nearly as forgiving and once applied, it's there till make-up removal time! I've tried quite a few dud and poorly pigmented ones in my time, but my favourite is the Collection Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Liner (£2.99, Boots & Superdrug). 




Liquid Liners
Generally I'm not the biggest fan of liquid eyeliners, especially for detailed work like winged liner. I tend to find that they splay and blob and generally just make the job 10x harder! I'm not sure they're a product I'd recommend if you struggle or are a beginner. But one that I've discovered recently that I get on very well with and does what I tell it to is the 17 Lacquer Liner Wet Look Liner* (£3.99, Boots), which has a lovely glossy finish too. But everyones different so if you get on with them, then lucky you and keep to it! 


L-R: Blush Professional, Ecotools


Some Brushes! 
Seeing as I mentioned some gel liners I thought I ought to mention the two brushes that I reach for the most to apply them with! My top brush of all time for this is the Blush Professional Lip Brush available in a 7 piece set for £12.99 (available here - link). I find it perfect for precision and as a bonus it's synthetic so much less likey to get stained by your black liner! My other favourite is the Ecotools Angled Eyeliner Brush (£5.49, Boots), which works out a little pricier, but also works really nicely and can give a nice fine line if needed - well actually they both can! 





As with most things winged liner really takes practice, so grab yourself some make-up wipes and set yourself half an hour aside and just enjoy applying your make-up! I really hope the tutorial was helpful, I'd love to hear how you get on! And I'll speak to you again soon, thanks for stopping by, Hannah 


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* Indicates products that were provided by the brand or their PR Representatives. However this in no way alters my review - my loyalty is to you guys and I strive to keep your respect with my honesty.  

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, however I was not payed to do this post or compensated with free products. I posted the post because I wanted to and like the products! 

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