While Adele’s iconic winged eyeliner is beautiful, it’s not something that I’ll ever be able to wear. Not because I have trouble shaping it (even though that’s probably true too) but because I have small eyes. Everyone loves it because she has beautiful, big eyes (not in a freaky way, you know) and the winged eyeliner accentuates them in all the right places.
A few months back I had the chance to try out the new L’Oréal Voluminous Liner Noir and the Voluminous Féline Mascara and got to talking with the Makeup Artist. She applied the liner very closely to my upper lash line and then did the tiniest of wing at the end. I’ve always struggled with the wing and she told me that when you’re doing a winged eyeliner for small eyes, you have to make sure you do a small, defined wing.
Don’t get Adele crazy and instead, follow along the natural shape of your under eye and do a small flick at the end. The liners’ pointy tip allows for precise application of a sharp wing. It’s also easy to hold and position the eye liner because of it’s thinned out triangular shape. Being a left handed person, the right eye is always more tricky for me and I appreciate the way I can hold it in my hand.
Doing a small, defined wing is a total game changer for me. No wonder I thought it looked off in the past when I overextended it… Now that I know that I have to keep it to a small, refined wing I feel more comfortable wearing it throughout the week. While a winged eyeliner is something I reserve for the weekend or date night, it has made me more curious about wearing it in the daytime. Add a few coats of the voluminous mascara and I’m ready to take on the day. Did you know about that trick or have I been living under a rock? Let me know in the comments below :-)
Thank you to L’Oréal for gifting me the above mentioned products.