MAKE UP: HOW TO

THE WINGED EYE

Master the look in three simple steps
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A simple winged eye makes a bold statement but doesn't have to take years to perfect. Follow this guide for a basic wing shape that anyone can do.

1

LAY THE BASE

All makeup is made better with a bit of preparation. Use a shadow base or a barely-there shade like Napoleon Perdis Color Disc in Blushing Bride (concealer will also do) swept over the lid and leave it to dry for a few seconds. An extra step at the beginning, will give hours extra in longevity.

2

TRACE A TICK

It’s the trickiest part of the wing to get right, so start with the tail. An upward angle is the most flattering - it lifts the eyes. Use the liner pen or brush laid from the corner of the eye to the tail of the brow to demonstrate the kindest flick for each face. Then draw just the flick, lightly. Do the other side and check if they match. Once they’re in line, go over it with confidence. Then move to the centre of the eye and line the rest of the lid, to meet the wing. Try Natio Precision Liquid Eyeliner in Black, a highly pigmented fine-tipped liner pen.

3

SMARTEN UP

A cotton tip dipped in micellar water, like Natio Rosewater Hydration Antioxidant Micellar Cleansing Water, will allow for any sharpening of lines and edges. Lay it on the side to give a long, neat edge and drag it across the top of the line.