It seems from comments and emails that some of you still don’t confident feel enough to wing your liner, so I’m going to keep thinking of ways to make it easier for you! This trick is awesome because if you can press a brush in a stamping motion, you can create a cat eye. The width of an angled liner brush is precisely the length of the flick you would draw in a cat eye, so instead of drawing it, just stamp it! Here’s how:
- Gel Liner — I prefer a long-lasting gel or cream formula, which almost every brand has now so you can take your pick. My favorite tried and true formula is MAC Fluidline in Black Track.
- Angled Liner Brush — most brands offer one of these as well and my favorite is Space NK’s Liner Brush.
- Press the brush into the pot to load it up with a layer of product.
- Practice stamping on the back of your hand (this also thins and smooths it out for an even application).
- Look in the mirror and tilt your chin up while looking down with your eyes. Determine the angle by imagining a line from the corner of your eye to the end of your brow then press the brush directly at that angle in one stamping motion.
- Now that you have the bottom half of the wing, press (stamp) the brush again above it where you’d like the top half of the wing to go.
- Go back with the same brush and sweep it along the lashline from the inner corner to the outer corner, lifting the line upwards slightly as you work your way outward to connect it to the top half of the wing.
- Then again with the same brush, fill in the empty space inside of the wing.