I spend a lot of my time testing makeup and the large boxes of products underneath my bed exemplify just how vast my collection is. But, when it comes to my own makeup bag, I only use a handful of staples. The core components of my look haven’t really changed from my early days of makeup experimenting.
The primary difference is that I’ve had significant product upgrades since then. One of these is liquid eyeliner. I studied fashion and beauty history and exclusively wore vintage clothing for a long time, so my affection for winged eyeliner has been a mainstay.
I was captivated by the doe-eyed actresses in 1950s and 60s films and their ever-so-precise feline flicks. My first foray into the world of eyeliner came courtesy of a chunky kohl eyeliner I picked up at in a local market. Since then, I’ve tried every eyeliner around and perfected the look (yes, I’m bragging because it’s taken me about 16 years to do so.)
I don’t want you to wait this long, so here’s my step-by-step guide to winged eyeliner.