Makeup is all about dramatizing your look, but this little trick will help your eyes shine!

The best way to make your eyes pop is with winged eyeliner. Normally this trick can only be done by professionals, but thanks to Eimear McElheron anyone can do it!

This tutorial over the last couple of years has been so highly requested. Anytime I wear a cat eye flick I'm always asked how I do it and what products I use. This tutorial will show you an extremely simple way of creating that perfect cat eye flick every time! There are probably hundreds of winged eyeliner tutorials on YouTube but I've never come across anyone to date that does their eyeliner like me which was why I created this tutorial. Eventually once you get some practice in, you won't need to use the dots as a guide!

Which Winged Eyeliner Hack Works the Best?

When it comes down to the products I use, I mostly use affordable ones from the chemist/ most of you know already! This look is no different, both products used are from Essence makeup which I'm pretty sure cost about a fiver for the two. You can't go wrong! Everyone is always quite surprised when I mention what I use but they are some fantastic budget buys out there, you just have to look!

Winging your eyeliner can be one of the most impossible tasks of your makeup routine, leaving you cursing your favorite liner pen and screaming toward the heavens. Luckily, the Internet will always come to the rescue, providing you with Pinterest hacks and YouTube tutorials to teach you shortcuts to winging your liner with beauty and finesse. But do those hacks truly work? Which are actually worth your time, and which will leave you rubbing your eyes furiously, desperate to start over?

1. The Old Tape Trick

This is probably the most famous cat-eye shortcut. I've heard women swear and up and down about using tape to get the most precise line, but I've always been a little skeptical.

How it works: Apply tape to the ends of your lower lash line, reaching to the bottom of where your eyebrows end. Draw your wing at the edge of the tape, connect it back into a slight triangle, and then line the rest of your eye.

Look how pretty I look with tape under my eyes!

What We Thought:

In case you can't tell by the expression on my face, I was less than pleased by this method. First of all, it was hard to make the tape sit in just the right place under my lash line that would create a line back to my lid. For the most part, I had a line floating in space until I was able to connect it myself. Also, tape isn't that much of a straight edge! It crinkles with your eye, and it's insanely hard to get it to lay down flat. As a result, I got this jagged line (if you can see from the picture) that bends right by my crease.