Fan Bing Bing and her signature winged eyeliner.
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Practice makes perfect, says makeup artist Larry Yeo, who recommends using a waterproof gel eye pencil as its creamy texture goes on easily and sets beautifully into a solid black line.

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3 Easy Tricks to getting your Eyeliner Right

#1 Get in position
Rest the elbow of your drawing hand on the table or against the mirror to keep it steady. You  can also rest the fleshy part of a thumb against your cheek.

 

#2 Draw dots and dashes 
It takes practice to create one single line across your lash line. In fact, even with practice, the line can sometimes turn out wavy and uneven.

Instead, draw dots and connect them with short strokes. After that, you can gradually fill in any spaces to smooth out or thicken the line.

 

#3 Wing it 
Use the lower lash line as the starting point of the wing and draw the line upwards. There are no hard and fast rules for the angle and length.

Draw it in at a higher angle if you are going dramatic or go lower for a softer look.

 

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QUICK TIPS
#1: If you want to remove a smudge or create a sharp winged tip, simply use a cotton bud and swipe away.
#2: Begin by prepping with a lightweight eye cream and a primer. This allows eyeliner to glide on smoothly and last longer.

 

TRY THESE:

#1: Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencil in S-50, $36

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#2: Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Navy Noir, $36

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