Makeup Tips

How to Achieve the Perfect Winged Eyeliner

Hey fam! Hope you’ve been well!

Jane here again! Thank you SO much for all of your comments and honest feedback on my last post, Comfort is a Privilege. I was (and still am) so overwhelmed with feelings since that piece went live and am so so sooooooo happy you enjoyed it.  It really meant a lot to me and I’ve read every single comment that you’ve shared with me so thank you.

Today, we’re here to talk about getting that winged eyeliner on P-O-I-N-T. I’m talking about a winged eyeliner that looks so good, you won’t know what to do with yourself.  Should you have a GNO? Should you actually go on that Bumble date you swiped right on? Perhaps that summer soirée? To the club (do you guys still go to clubs? *asking for a friend*)? Maybe even take that eyeliner to church?! You get what I’m saying…

Wing It

If there’s one compliment I can consistently count on getting, it’s my eyeliner. My brows… hardly ever. My lip color and my skin complexion? On occasion. But my eyeliner? ALWAYS. 

Since you can catch me rockin’ a winged eyeliner/cat eye any day of the week, I wanted to share my eyeliner secrets on how to get that wing perfect every.single.time in 5 simple steps.

1. Get a really good angle brush like this or this one. I’ve been using this one since I was 16 years old and finally mastered the cat eye. It’s $20 and lasts me up to a year. This is the MVP tool for me and helps me achieve symmetry.

2. Pick your base/weapon of choice. I have really dark brown eyes so I love using a black eyeliner for a dramatic look.  If you have lighter colored eyes, you might want to go with a brown option, but I still prefer a dramatic black cat eye. I’ve been using this liner for the past 10 years and swear by it. It’s buildable, under $18, and lasts me over 6 months.  I’m a creature of habit so that’s been my go-to until recently, my friend at Violet Grey introduced me to this liquid liner last month and it’s my new favorite liquid liner.  It goes on super smooth, the brush tips are super thin (which means room for less error), and it feels like luxury all bottled up into one beautiful, sultry pen.

3. Dip your brush in your gel pot or on your liquid liner of choice and create an angular line at the end of your eyes outward (at a 20-30 degree upwards angle away from your eye and towards your hairline) to create a single line. Look in the mirror and do the same on your opposite eye. This liner is a great option to line the inside, top and bottom of your lashline and is also waterproof should you happen to watch a sad Netflix documentary of some sort or go see SZA or Beyoncé live in concert.

4. Dip your brush in your liner again and bring the liner inwards creating a half moon. Then, fill in your liner to whatever thickness you prefer.

5. Use a Q-tip to clean up any mistakes you may have.

Angled Brush | Eyeliner Pot | Eyelash Curler | Tom Ford Liner | Chanel Liner | YSL Liner

Chanel Eye Makeup Remover | Klorane Makeup Remover | Avené Makeup Remover | Bioderma Micellar Water

Now, what to do to after the day’s over and you need to get that sultry makeup look off? Use a really good makeup remover like micellar water. You get your bang for your buck given their size, they’re gentle to use on all skin types (sensitive skin included), and they feel like you’re simply rubbing gentle water on your face. Here are all the ones I have tried and love. You should know that they all get rid of waterproof mascara as well (my thin lashes need waterproof mascara to stay curled. Asian girl secret).

My #1 has been this one and I’ve been using it for over 5 years! I just add some to a cotton pad and it magically removes my stubborn eyeliner, brows, and lipstick in a few simple swipes without leaving my skin feeling dry or irritated.

Other noteworthy mentions are:

Smells like French heaven, is alcohol and oil free, packed with minerals, and does an exceptional job.

Super gentle, safe for those who wear contacts, and the floral water soothes and reduces puffiness around the eyes. I also love that it comes as a pump.

Not a micellar water, but smells divine, removes all my eye makeup, has rose and cornflower ingredients which are soothing, makes me feel like a Queen and is a great piece to put on the vanity.

So who’s ready to wear a cat eye look with me?

Side note: the first time I attempted this, I was 16 and locked myself in my bathroom for 3 hours so don’t stress.  Now, it takes me less than 2 minutes in the morning to achieve those wings. Practice makes perfect and you know what they say … the higher the wing, the closer to heaven. Lol

Another side note: You should also know that I have monoloids (and are proud of them) and I like my eyeliner to match my personality: slightly dramatic.

Are there any other topics you want me to write about? @ me in the comments and let me know!

xx Jane


  • autumn rains says:

    You make it looks so easy, I like to try it..Thanks for sharing !


  • Nikki says:

    That GIF of you applying the eyeliner is oddly satisfying. I was watching it on repeat for more minutes than I would care to admit, hehe!


  • Fatou says:

    Love this wig liner! so cool

  • Elizabeth T. says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this step by step guide! I wing my eyeliner out too, but I go for a softer look 🙂 Really can’t wait to try this dramatic one for those girls’ night-outs!

    XO, Elizabeth

  • I wear liner every single day as well, but not quite as dramatic.

    Anne|Linda, Libra, Loca

  • Chloe says:

    Your eyeliner is incredible, thanks for sharing these tips!

    Chloe x

  • Hurriya says:

    It looks fantastic! I rarely ever do a winged liner but the reason is that mine always turns out crooked and is never even! But it is as you said – practice makes perfect!

  • Kathrin says:

    I love the look of winged eyeliner. It’s so dramatic.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

  • Tabitha Cole says:

    Great post Jane! I always enjoy reading your content and opinions. Your winged liner is amazing, and you look like a queen. Having big round eyes, I can never seem to make winged liners look right on me. I need to check out that brush and liner!


  • Mireia says:

    You make it look so easy!

    Mireia from TGL

  • amy says:

    hi jane! i’ve tried this eyeliner before and it didn’t last me for more than a few hours 🙁 i have monolids as well- do you have any tips on helping gel or liquid eyeliner lasting all day? i feel like i’ve tried everything!

  • Oh dear I love these tips but as you say, I need a lot of time and practice to do it like you. You are a professional………

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