Once you’ve chosen your shade of Colour X-Pert Eyeliner – black for an ultra-chic look or brown for a soft finish – trace from the inner to the outer corner of your upper lash line in one smooth, fine line. Extend slightly at the outer corner in a flick that tilts up to the end of your eyebrow.
Starting from the end of the flick, glide the liquid eyeliner in a straight, almost-diagonal line back to the centre of your eyelid, creating a ‘negative space’ effect. If you make any mistakes, avoid painting over them in a bid to neaten up, opting instead to fix up your lines with a makeup remover-soaked cotton bud.
Looking for more tips on how to apply eyeliner? Enhance your technique with these quick tricks for winged perfection:
• If you want your flicks to look ultra-even, use a Q-tip as a kind of ruler, holding it so that it angles from the outer corner of your eye up to the tip of your eyebrow. This will keep your lines straight.
• You can also dot-to-dot your wings for easy application. Before gliding on the flick, add a dot where you want it to end, and another on the centre of your upper lash line. Ensure the dots are in the same spots on both of your eyes, then etch on those wings.
• For more dramatic wings, extend the flick out further before joining it back to the centre of your eyelid. This changes the angle of the wing, creating a larger ‘negative space’ to fill.