Lining your Eyes 201: Wing It x2

I received quite a few requests to do a step by step tutorial on how to do a double winged eye liner look, like in my recent FOTD. This will be a simplified version, with a little less drama compared to the FOTD. To start, you’ll need a few things: Black pencil liner, black liquid liner or black gel liner (depends on your preference), eyeliner brush (something small for precise application), base for eyes, face powder, black eyeshadow, sparkly eyeshadow, blue eyeshadow, mascara, cotton buds.

Let’s start.

First and foremost, prime your eyes. Here, I use MAC paint pot in Soft Ochre, which matches my skin tone quite well. You can use whatever base you prefer. Set with face powder, or eyeshadow that matches your skintone.

With a black pencil liner (I used MAC Kohl pencil in Smoulder), draw a line close to your lashes. Draw another line at your lower lashline, and smudge it out using a cotton bud. Don’t get too excited there unless you want more drama.

Now, the cool part. With a liquid liner or a gel liner, extend the lower line, following the angle of your eye. The sharper the line, the better. To make it easier, pull your skin taut then draw. Extend the upper lashline perpendicular to the lower line.

I cleaned up the edge a little, making it a little more pointy. I also smoothed out the upper line. With a light cream base, I filled in the gap in between the lines. With a smudge brush or an eyeliner brush, use a sparkly eyeshadow and go over that gap. I also used it to smudge the lower lashline to brighten the entire look. With a black eyeshadow, I pushed it over the black liner and smudged out the upper lashline. I blended out any harsh edges using a blue eyeshadow, pulling it upwards, stopping short of reaching the hollow of my eye socket.

Curl your lashes, apply mascara and you’re done. False lashes are optional but it would definitely enhance the entire look, especially wispy ones that extend longer at the outer corner of your eyes.

For my previous FOTD, I amped up the look by making the liner thicker and longer, while dragging the black liner into the inner corner of the eyes. For the eyeshadows, I pulled the dark eyeshadows higher up my lid for more drama as well.

I hope this was useful and that you’ll give it a try. The eyeshadows I used here are from Dior Bleu de Paris palette. If you have another method that you use, please share. I’d like to know too =)


xoxo Lily

  • Hanny Daforcena

    Cool tip! It’s quite like the one I did for my Pepsi FOTD, but yours is much more awesome ^.^

    • Lily

      LOL. Thx Hanny. I think the most important thing is that the lines are smooth and it tapers off to a fine tip. Otherwise it’ll look blunt and harsh.

  • Sunny @ Mostly Sunny

    I think I have made feeble attempts to achieve something like this in the past, but it just never turned out right so I’ve never actually worn this look. Thanks a million for the tutorial! I’ll give it a try soon and see if I have magically learnt how to do this properly!

    • Lily

      You’re welcome Sunny. Yes, please give it a try and let me know how it goes. If it’s hard to draw the lines, try pulling your eyes taut. It helps a lot! Instead of using a liquid liner, try using a fine angled brush with gel liner. It’s easier too =)

  • xin

    this 2x eyeliner is totally dramatic! recently i have been seeing more and more eyeliner drawn this way, i feel absolutely left out for never trying it before 😛

    • Lily

      Hi Xin. There really is just one thing to do. You gotta give it a try =)

  • lyn

    Excellent, thanks for sharing! I’m kinda noob when it comes to eyeliner and tend to leave it out most of the time. But I must try this out someday… Looks fantastic!

    • Lily

      Thanks Lyn =) Remember to do a post of the look on you. I’d love to know how it turned out!

  • Ooooh, I just saw this tutorial and I’m definitely going to try it this week, love it!

    • Lily

      I’m glad you like it! Can’t wait to see your version. Remember to do a post on it!