The best winged eyeliner looks

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Who better to look to for some make-up inspiration than celebs themselves? Keep it classic or go smokey. Add a red lippie or if that’s not your shade, a pop of pink will do. We searched high and low to find our favourite winged eyeliner looks.

Celebrities wearing winged eyeliner

Winged eyeliner on celebrities

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Zoe has a bachelor’s degree in motion picture medium. She loves all things beauty and fashion. When she is not writing articles for the latest issue of Clicks Club Card magazine or BeautySouthAfrica.com, she is obsessed with gel nails, lengthening mascaras and healthy glowing skin! Zoe on Google+

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  1. Ayesh

    You guys really should have included Lana Del Rey in this set! She does the winged look beautifully!

    4 years ago •

  1. Ayesh

    Oh my… I can’t begin to tell you how long I have struggled with this look. I have a very fine-tipped liner from Woolworths, so it’s really precise, but I just CANNOT manage to get the same length/shape of the wing on both eyes. I always go too long or not curvy enough on one of the eyes. I think the only way to really overcome this problem, is through practice… One problem I have with the liquid liner though – winged or traditional – is that my lashes sort of disappear against the black background… You no longer see them once I apply the eyeliner, so I find myself having to make a choice every time. Either mascara or liner, but not both. Kim’s lashes are still showing with this look, but I suspect she either has really long ones, or has invested in a set of falsies. Perhaps I just need to use the right mascara to make the lashes more prominent when I use the liner? Does anyone have any tips for me? I sometimes use a different colour liner, but that’s not always appropriate… :-/

    4 years ago •

  1. SG

    Very difficult to perfect, but well worth the effort.

    4 years ago •

  1. Fuhri

    Love this look, but tried it so many times on myself, just does not work for everyone.

    4 years ago •

  1. Pseudo_kate

    I love winged eyeliner, being asian – I find that it really gives my eyes a pop and lift. My favourite look has to be the top right.

    4 years ago •

  1. Brown_ndLovely

    Quite a difficult thing to get the perfect wing as a beginner…but practice makes perfect!

    4 years ago •

  1. Lady-T

    Kim K look is a great one!!! Even if you don’t want to go West

    4 years ago •

  1. Cornelli

    I love Lauren Conrad’s look as it is the most natural

    4 years ago •

  1. Mpoyif

    I just worry about the mascara smudging

    4 years ago •

  1. Sammy

    Well I simply cannot decide who looks best they are all gorgeous. This whole look looks a bit complicated but will give it a try. Holding thumbs it won’t be a disaster

    4 years ago •

  1. Admin

    Hi Monahadi. A winged eyeliner look can be worn during the day. To soften the look, keep the line rather small and the extended ‘wing’ section short and elegant. Paired with a bright pop of colour on the lips, this look is a great daytime look for summer.

    4 years ago •

  1. Riekie

    I have never been able to do this properly, I must get a technique.

    4 years ago •

  1. ABeauty

    All very nice, will try that for a night out instead of work

    4 years ago •

  1. Monahadi

    I’m so scared of doing the wing look. I feel it’s a bit much? I am somewhat conservative when it come to make up which is something I would like to change. Is this a night look or can one pull it off during the day?

    4 years ago •

  1. Gervase

    I think they all look great. But i have some doubts about the 1st pic on the top row. I feel her eyebrows are too arched. And the third pic in the bottom row I cant seem to focus on her eyes her smile seems to capture one’s full attention. Whenever I try the winged look it looks great for about 5 mins and then I somehow (always!) manage to smudge them and I end up with panda eyes :-( lol

    4 years ago •

  1. CherylGD

    Personally I’m not a big fan of the winged eye liner look unless its a special occasion “red carpet moment” which of course the above celebs can pull off. But for the rest of us, its one of those looks that can go horribly wrong and you run the risk of the dreaded raccoon look. Sometimes less is more.

    4 years ago •

  1. NaturalDiva

    Emma Stone’s eyeliner is my fave. I prefer if the bottom is extended to meet the top wing. To me it looks more complete.

    4 years ago •

  1. Charlie

    Looks gorgeous! I’ve never been brave enough to try it though :(

    4 years ago •

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