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Draw the perfect cruelty-free eyeliner

Anna Anna 09 Jun 2021 Draw the perfect cruelty-free eyeliner

Drawing the perfect eyeliner can be a struggle: you need a steady hand, some helpful instructions and the right cruelty-free makeup to work with. So here’s the deal. You focus on that hand, we give you the best tips for techniques and vegan products. We got this, babe.

How to draw the perfect cruelty-free eyeliner

Follow these four easy steps!

There’s only one thing in this world more difficult than rocket science. (OK, maybe right after finding a vegan boyfriend.) It’s drawing the perfect, straight eyeliner - and then another one. Having been an admirer of his skills for quite some time, I asked wing master Bart to be our eyeliner coach for a day. Bart, can you please talk us through this?

Bart: I first ventured into wearing eyeliner about a year ago. I went from a modest line to a full wing, in the colours black, blue or red.

"To be honest, it wasn’t a pretty sight at first."

But after a lot of practice and a golden tip from TikTok, I have developed a handy technique for my daily wing. I’ll show you how to do it in four easy steps. Here we go!

Step 1. The very beginning: a horizontal line

You start the wing with a horizontal line from the tip of your eye towards the end of your eyebrow (see photo) depending on how sharp you want to make the wing.

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A man demonstrating how to apply a cruelty-free black eyeliner

Step 2. Keep it straight! (The eyeliner, that is)

Draw the second line from the center of your eyelid (so, above your pupil if you look forward) to the end of the first line. Draw the line as straight as possible! It can help to ‘tighten’ your eyelid with your other hand (see photo).

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A man tightening his eye to show his vegan eyeliner

Step 3: Fill me in

Fill the created space between the two lines with eyeliner. Make sure your wing is completely filled.

Step 4: Spread your wings and fly

For the finishing touch (or better: the wing on the line), draw a thin line at the end of your wing with the thinnest tip of the eyeliner. The sharper the better.

"And remember, practice makes perfect!"

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A man wearing a light coloured turtle neck and a black plant-based eyeliner

Plant-based products to create a great winged eyeliner

The Awesome Eyeliner Felt and Kohl from Makeup Revolution and the Eyeliner Thin Stamp Black by Sanfilippo Wing it! are both perfect for this four step method. The secret is in the thin tip - ideal for a sharp winged eyeliner. And they are both beautiful deep black. Highly recommended!

Vegan and double sided: the Awesome Eyeliner Felt and Kohl by Makeup Revolution

The Awesome Eyeliner Felt and Kohl has the best of two worlds: an eye pencil and flick in one. Use the kohl to outline your eyes and the felt tip to draw the wing. This liner is a true professional. And vegan!

Cruelty-free and super easy: the Black Eyeliner Thin Stamp by Sanfilippo Wing It

The Eyeliner Thin Stamp Black is an essential if you have trouble making a perfect wing liner, the stamp side will do the hard work for you. Always keep the eyeliner horizontal for the best colour result. This liner is perfume free, and of course, cruelty-free and vegan.

We thank our eyeliner wingman Bart for sharing his expertise with us! (And we really appreciate the honesty, it’s comforting to know even the pro’s started out messy.)

A cruelty-free makeup collection: eyeliners and more

Would you rather use an eyeliner by another brand? It can be difficult to find out if the product of your choice is completely vegan. We're here to help you out! We've got all kinds of cruelty-free, vegan eyeliners and eye pencils.

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