How to do a perfect winged eyeliner

Get the season's most on-trend beauty look in a swipe. Model Lily Yeung shows us how.

Not getting off on the no-makeup makeup-trend? Do like the It-girls of Instagram and use your painterly talent to make the fresh-faced look a lot more exciting. We asked the multi-talented and impossibly beautiful model Lily Yeung (she's also a student, an aspiring designer and a vintage collector) to show us the ropes. 

Before applying eyeliner, she fills in her brows with the Brow Pro Eyebrow kit, adds a subtle dash of colour to her eyelids using the Travel Size Makeup Palette and swipes a couple of strokes of powder on her cheeks. Then, it's time to get down to business.

Lily's secret to success with the perfect everyday winged eyeliner is simple. Using a liquid eyeliner, she places her elbow on a flat surface to keep her hand steady and starts lining from the centre of her eye and outwards, doing several small strokes till she hits the corner of her eye. Then, she chooses which angle she wants the wing to have and does a few final swipes towards the temple. 

WHAT'S YOUR BEST ADVICE TO ACHIEVE THE PERFECT EYELINER?
"Follow the shape of your eye and be really patient because it's easy to mess up. It's good to draw a dot where you want the line to end, and to sit down with your elbow on a flat surface to have a steady arm, then start really small and build up. If it's not perfect, just go back with a cotton swab dipped in makeup remover and start again."

A glass of lemon water is really good for your skin and digestive system. Also, using pure honey as a facemask


LILY YEUNG'S HOMEMADE BEAUTY HACKS
 

WALK US THROUGH YOUR MORNING BEAUTY ROUTINE!
"I wash my face with cold water, then I put on a moisturiser with SPF. After that I apply cream blush, a tinted lip balm, brow gel and a swipe of eyeliner. If I have a breakout I put tea tree oil on it, which works for the most part."

WHAT DOES BEAUTY MEAN TO YOU?
"Beauty is confidence in yourself and who you are. People who are confident are beautiful. The same goes for people who are kind and passionate, among other things."

DO YOU HAVE ANY HOMEMADE BEAUTY HACKS?
"A glass of lemon water is really good for your skin and digestive system. Also, using pure honey as a facemask, and putting jojoba oil on your hair to make it shinier." 

WHAT ARE YOUR ESSENTIAL BEAUTY PRODUCTS?
"A good moisturiser with SPF, a nice cream blush, a really moisturising lip balm, a tinted brow gel and liquid eyeliner. 

 

LILY YEUNG

DOES: Student and model. Lily also sells hand-painted vintage clothes.

LIVES IN: Orange County, California.

INSTAGRAM: @lily.yeung

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