The winged eyeliner is a standard go-to makeup look if you’re looking to add more effortless definition and complexity to your eyes, and in the case where you’re going for a more melodramatic look – you can easily amp it up to achieve your Nubian goddess look.


Getting the perfect winged eyeliner is an essential makeup skill that will take you from zero to hundred really quick.

At varying points in our lives, we’ve all had our eyeliner slips – from the mild episodes where we end up with unattractive jagged clumps to the really bad episodes where we come out looking like someone who just shed black tears.


You may have tried the spoon method or the eyelash curler hack and still haven’t been able to get the perfect winged liner. Not to worry, the winged eyeliner is one tricky skill to master albeit learnable.

Read on to learn more on how to do the perfect winged eyeliner and the eyeliner products to use in order to achieve the best results.

Steady your hands


This is the first and most important element in getting the perfect winged eyeliner as it determines the general outcome. Be sure to rest your elbows on a flat and steady surface to get the right amount of control over your hand movements.

Start applying eyeliner at the upper lash line

Locate your upper lash line and draw an extended line on the outer edge of your eyes. You don’t have to complete the line in one stroke, so make them short if you have to.

As you break your strokes, try not to double on them. You want to start out as thin as possible and end on the same note in order to achieve a really sleek winged eyeliner, especially if your eyes are small.


Work your way outwards

Gently work your way out towards the corner of your eye as you continue drawing your short strokes, you can always build up on it later. Continue with your strokes to draw a tail-like shape following the curve of your lower lid.

Mildly tug at your eye from the outer corner if you need to smooth your skin out more. Lastly, fill in any openings between the winged tail and your line drawn to create a sleek and perfect winged eyeliner.

Which eyeliner should you use?


Now that we have established the steps to achieving a perfect winged eyeliner, let’s take a look at some of the finest products to help achieve the best results. Remember, the kind of eyeliner you use is as important as getting your steps right:

1. Black Up Matte Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner – The high-performance eyeliner!

This eyeliner is designed with a matte finish, they are ideal to bring intensity and mystery to every look. Also, its high-performance waterproof formula provides an infallible result for 24 hours and resistance to heat and humidity. Discover its ultra-pigmented liquid texture for intense and vibrant colours specially developed for women of colour.


2. Black Up Liquid Eyeliner – Incandescent glow!

Its highly pigmented formula offers a glossy and ultra intense finish. Waterproof and very long wear (24 hours), it dries fast for a perfect makeup result all day long. Its flexible brush slides easily over the eyelid, offering accurate and even application in a single stroke. Available in 2 shades: Black (n°1) & Gold (n°2).

3. Black Up Waterproof Smoky Kohl Pencil – Magnetic Winged Eyes…

Achieve your colored winged eyes with the Smokey Kohl Pencil. Whether black, blue, green, or purple, these Kohl Pencils give a lovely shiny and satin-finish. Also, their waterproof formula offers a long-lasting hold and their gliding texture allows a smooth and easy application. To get a perfect winged eye, apply following the upper lash line and crease on the entire lid.

NOTE: For that perfect winged eyeline finish using the Kohl Pencil, the Black Up angled brush is a must-have.

All products available at the Black Up Boutique, Ikeja City Mall & any Montaigne Place store.

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