How to use Tape for Eyeliner – Winged Technique for Perfect Cat’s Eyes

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Are you wanting winged eyeliner and are planning to use tape to help?

Using tape to create the perfect winged eyeliner effect has been a technique that has been going on for a few years now.

The jury is still out however as to whether or not it is a good idea, or a Pinterest fad that will mess up not only your eyes but also any other makeup you are wearing at the time.

We think it’s a good idea as long as you use tape that is not too sticky – like [easyazon_link identifier=”B003TXPZ64″ locale=”US” tag=”tapeauth-20″]3m micropore surgical tape[/easyazon_link].

winged eyeliner tape

Image: flickr

Also be aware that any makeup you already have on your face may come off.

With that out of the way here is how its done.

Perfect Winged Eyeliner Using Tape

  1. Cut a 5 or 6cm strip of the tape.
  2. Fold one corner over to make a tab (like a triangle).
  3. Line the tape up on a diagonal line from the corner of your eye, down to the side of your nose.
  4. Gently pat down the tape with your fingers.
  5. Now it is time to pull out your [easyazon_link identifier=”B017T9URKW” locale=”US” tag=”tapeauth-20″]precision bent liner[/easyazon_link] and your [easyazon_link identifier=”B0030HNNS6″ locale=”US” tag=”tapeauth-20″]eyeliner gel[/easyazon_link].
  6. Start at the edge of the eye and draw out the flick that you are wanting
  7. Then move inwards and line as close as you can to the lash line. The line gets thinner as you get closer to the insider corner of your eye.
  8. Once you are happy with it, pull off the tape.

This simple technique can help to create beautiful looking eyes.

Winged eyeliner itself goes back to ancient times and was reportedly used as part of Cleopatra’s beauty routine.

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