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It seems Taylor Swift can do no wrong when it comes to fresh flirty makeup. Case in point: Her now signature winged-out eyeliner. "Looks fab," you're thinking, "too bad I have such close-set eyes." Well, that's absolutely no excuse whatsoever not to rock the winged-out look. There's a winged eyeliner style for every eye shape. A few tweaks to the basic flicked-end and you'll score a cool, modern look that makes your eyes look twice as wide.
Dab an oil-free foundation or primer all over lids to lend your liner some staying power.
Use your finger to (very gently) push your upper lashes out of the way so that you can see the inner rim of your upper eyelid. Trace the rim with a waterproof black eyeliner pencil.
Line the lower rim of your eye with the same black pencil.
Creating a winged edge with liquid liner is tricky -- except when you make yourself a template first with a more forgiving pencil liner. Glide the black pencil along your top lash line, getting as close as you can to the base of the lashes -- but leave the inner corner of your lid bare. (Heavy black liner at the inner corner doesn't do close-set eyes any favors.) Run an eyeshadow brush along the liner to blend it into the lashes.
Now the moment you've all been waiting for: It's time to uncap that liquid liner. Use it to make four evenly spaced, evenly sized dashes of liquid black over top of the pencil liner. Then just connect the dots. Layering the liquid and powder locks down the look.
The moment of truth: Time to create that winged-out edge. Close your eye, and run your finger along your lid until you hit the spot where you want your winged-out liner to end. Mark the spot with a dot of liquid liner. For closer-set eyes, you want to make the flick a tad more dramatic and extend it past the outer edge of your lid. That will draw the attention to the outside corners of your eyes, tricking everyone into thinking they're a whole lot wider than they really are. Sneaky, huh?
Put the tip of your liquid liner pen over the mark you made, then carefully drag it toward your eye until it meets up with the first line you drew. Start the flick skinny and gradually fatten it as you go.
Wait for a few seconds to let the liquid liner dry down so that it's budgeproof. Use an eyeshadow brush to apply a pale shimmery eyeshadow to the inner corners of the eyes, a cool makeup artist trick for making close-set peepers look further apart.
Top off the look with a few coats of black mascara.