photos + post by amy nadine, graphic design by eunice chun

For those of you who’ve watched our Cat Eye Video Tutorial and still feel you need more help mastering it, I think you’ll love this winged liquid liner trick for two reasons:

  1. It helps you pinpoint exactly where to make the angle.
  2. It works as a stencil to give you a perfect + steady bottom edge. Kinda genius for a makeup nerd like me!

Here’s all you need to know.

TOOLS: Scotch tape, liquid liner {I used this Stila liner on Carissa above}

STEP ONE: After already lining the lashline with your liquid liner, first place the tape on the back of your hand a few times to make it less sticky. Then angle the tape by lining it up from the outside corner of your eye towards the end of your brow. To be precise, imagine the brow extended by a centimeter and have that point become where you end the tape.

STEP TWO: With the tape in place, incrementally draw the wing either from the bottom up or from the top down. I like to work both ways.

STEP THREE: Gently peel off the tape, giving you a smooth bottom edge.

You can also do this for a perfect winged shadow! Just repeat the steps above by placing the tape at the same angle, then applying the eye shadow and smoking it out to a wing, then peel off the tape.

Please tweet us your lovely pictures or use our hashtag #thebeautydepartment on Instagram! xo