Winged Eyeliner (Cat Eye Liner) Tutorial

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 5 , , 0


I’d just like to preface this eyeliner tutorial by reminding everyone that I am NOT really much of a beauty blogger and certainly not an experienced “vlogger” (video blogger) but I have received numerous requests to show you how I apply my eyeliner.

I wish that I had a behind-the-scenes video to document my efforts to record this tutorial. I kid you not, my iPhone was literally duct taped to my ring light and a little cosmetic mirror was duct taped beside that so I could see what I was doing.  😂 😂 😂

After 2 initial attempts where I thought I was recording but actually wasn’t because my memory ran out on my phone, and then another 3 attempts where I would drop something and use a naughty word, or my phone would come untaped, finally I was able to achieve the vlogging masterpiece you now see before you.

Some eyeliner products I can recommend (most of which I first received as samples from my monthly Birchbox deliveries):

Benefit “They’re Real” Push-up Liner (Gel formula featured in tutorial)

Eyeko Fat Eyeliner (Liquid formula that draws like a magic marker)

Stila Waterproof Eyeliner in tons of colors (Liquid formula that draws more like a fine-tipped felt marker)

P.S. Below is a link to the long overdue tutorial, just in case you’re viewing this in your email inbox and the YouTube video doesn’t automatically embed in the body of the email:

How to Apply Winged Eyeliner Like a Boss (Kinda)


  • CC
    April 8, 2016

    You always have the best liner and you should do more Vlogs, because you’re adorable and totally relatable. I’ll hold your camera next time;-)

  • sara
    July 21, 2016

    This is SO helpful- I’m the worst at eyeliner, and you made it look easy. Will have to try it this weekend!

  • Mahilani Akiona
    August 31, 2016

    so helpful! always wanted a tutorial that was easy to follow…

  • Mahi
    September 11, 2016

    What do you recommend for long lashes…latisse or eyelash extensions?

    • Lisa Tufano
      September 12, 2016

      Hey Mahi, it depends. I’ve used both, as well as disposable false eyelashes. Generally I look for Gilt or Groupon deals for eyelash extensions to use if I have a big event or special occasion coming up. I’m headed to a music festival soon where it’s impractical to put on a full face of makeup every day, so having the extensions is a big timer saver because I can just use a tinted moisturizer with SPF, some cheek tint, and skip the eye makeup entirely. Eyelash extensions tend to run $100-250 depending on the type, and in my experience typically last 3 weeks or so if you’re being very careful.

      False strip lashes are a great alternative because they are very inexpensive and can even be reused if you take care of them. I like Red Cherry brand the best, especially their #WSP (wispy, natural looking with length) or demi-wispy options (about half the length, better for creating depth and density if your lashes are already pretty long).

      Regarding Latisse, I’ve also had good results with that. I’ll use it nightly for a couple of weeks (applying with a fine-tipped eyeliner brush instead of the included applicators which tend to waste product), and then switch to once or twice a week for maintenance. A whole bottle can last almost an entire year that way. I’ve never had issues with discoloration or allergies, but everyone is different, so chat with your esthetician or doctor about whether or not you’re a good candidate.

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