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07 December 2015 @ 10:24 am
and now for something completely different: winged eyeliner?  
Why is it that I've been doing winged liquid eyeliner for about 5 years now and I still can't get it right?? I feel like I get the wings to look almost perfectly even maybe 5% of the time, mostly even about 30% of the time, pretty meh but acceptable maybe 50%, and so bad that I have to redo them 15% of the time. Before I started liquid liner, I used pencil liner and a chiseled brush which I basically used to smudge the wing into the shape I wanted, so I had more room for error, but with liquid liner, I just suck.

Does anyone else on my flist use liquid liner? Do you consider yourself an ace of wings? Please tell my your secrets? XD;

My usual method is to do a wing on the eye I feel less good about my ability to control the shape first, and then aim to match the other eye to it, but because I have different angles on my different eyes (I'm right-handed, and I can't do eyeliner with my left hand, so therefore no matter what I do, I can't get the same angle), it almost never works out. What's more, when I draw them, I almost never feel like I have any control over the angle, and half the time they point up, while the other half the time, they point more out to the side.

TL;DR liquid eyeliner wings are a total bitch T__T; And I really suck at them.
 
 
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ryosukekoibitoryosukekoibito on December 8th, 2015 02:40 am (UTC)
Hi! I too have eyeliner woes. Have you tried the tape trick? I don't wear makeup everyday, but I use it if I have an event to go to and I'm worried about getting my makeup exactly right. It could be worth checking out!
ミランダ (大丈夫): Daiki: ♡faded_lace on December 12th, 2015 12:41 am (UTC)
Oh, huh, I hadn't seen that before! Thanks for sharing it with me. I'd be worried that the tape would take off my eyeshadow and stuff when I peeled it off, but I'll have to give it a try sometime.
OTP<2000snowqueenofhoth on December 8th, 2015 12:33 pm (UTC)
Cannot do winged liner at all, but more because my crease comes way down past the corner of my eyes and gets in the way. I have a steady enough hand and am decent at liquid liner, but eye shape... yeah. >_>
ミランダ (大丈夫): Chinen: musingfaded_lace on December 12th, 2015 12:39 am (UTC)
Ah, that makes sense. I have a pretty steady hand too-- as you know, I do all my own nail designs and stuff-- but my creases are in different places on either eye, which I think also contributes to the the fact that they always come out looking uneven. Sigh.