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How to Create the Winged Eyeliner and Cat Eye Look

Learn how to apply cat eyeliner and easy winged liner using liquid eyeliner. Learn eyeliner tips for beginners and discover makeup tutorials and tips.


The winged eyeliner look (or cat eye) is one that has stood the test of time ever since eyeliner has been used. It’s a classic makeup look that adds glamour and elegance and can help to add a mini lift to the eyes and help to elongate the eye shape. Although there are now many variations such as doubled winged eyeliner, graphic eyeliner, and inner corner eyeliner the classic cat eye always stands the test of time. Pair it with a pink or nude lip for a little ‘60s glam or with a red lip for some classic ‘50s elegance.

Our Best Liquid Eyeliner for Winged Eyeliner

Winged eyeliner is one of those (if not the most common) makeup looks that often ends up making your makeup take an extra 30 minutes longer and making you feel like you’re having a bad makeup day – but it doesn’t have to be so complicated – at least not with the right eyeliner. To create the perfect cat eye a liquid eyeliner is often the best eyeliner variation to use as it allows you to create clean and precise lines – but some liquid eyeliners can be fiddly and difficult to use. Our Idôle Ultra Precise Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner is a perfect option for creating a cat eye. For starters the ergonomic packaging makes it easy to create a steady line even if you’re a beginner. The felt tip applicator is also super slim, flexible and ultra-precise so creating that beautiful thin winged eyeliner becomes much simpler. As for the formula – Idôle Liquid Eyeliner has a highly pigmented glossy satin black color which is an important part of creating the perfect cat eye. The formula has up to 24 hours of waterproof wear that lasts with no smudging, flaking, or fading so you can be sure your winged eyeliner continues to look perfect all day without any needs for touch ups or clean ups.


How to Apply Winged Eyeliner

Step 1: To create your cat eye apply light pressure on the precision tip to draw a wing, using the end of your eyebrow tail as a guide.

Step 2. Lay the felt tip eyeliner flat on the lash line glide towards your inner eye corner. Idôle Liquid Eyeliner easy applies with just one stroke so it’s perfect for beginners.

Step 3: Apply additional pressure to the tip to fill in any spaces & complete your cat eye.

Winged Eyeliner Tips

Angle the tip of the eyeliner in line with the outer corner of your eye where your upper and lower lash lines meet. Place t'idhe eyeliner here and follow the natural curve of your eye to see where the wing should lay.

Always start with the thinnest line possible and build up the thickness until you reach your desired cat eye look.

For any little mishaps or to correct an uneven winged eyeliner use a cotton tip with a small amount of eye makeup remover to gently correct any mistakes.

Amp up your winged eyeliner to the next level with an graphic eyeliner look , and inner corner eyeliner look.


Finish the Winged Eyeliner Look with Mascara

When it comes to a cat eye look mascara is basically a non-negotiable. The finishing touch to accentuate the eye shape one to two coats of mascara helps to polish and finish off the look. The ideal eyeliner and mascara pairing for a cat eye look our Lash Idôle Mascara or Lash Idôle Waterproof Mascara pair beautifully with our Idôle Ultra Precise Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner.

Lash Idôle Mascara is the perfect accompaniment to a cat eye – as it’s specifically designed to help create a lash-lifting effect. Its curved mascara wand pushes up & fans out lashes for an open eye effect. The lightweight gel formula delivers the look of long, lifted and volumized lashes instantly — without any clumps or smudges and lashes are left looking soft, plush and feathery. As the mascara gives lift to the lashes it helps to create a beautiful fluttery eye effect which pairs perfectly with winged eyeliner.

As the final step in your cat eye look apply Lash Idôle Mascara and use the inside curve of the brush to instantly lift your lashes from root to tip; building lightweight volume & curl that lasts all day.

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