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Taylor Swift's fresh modern spin on the classic winged liner look has become her signature style. Winged-out eyes are simultaneously sweet and glam -- just like the country cutie herself. If you're blessed with beautiful wide-set eyes, you might not feel like you can pull off this look. While you're right to think that a big bold swoop at the end of your eyes will make them look a little too wide, that doesn't mean you can't get your wings. The trick is a subtle flick that doesn't extend past your lids.
Slick on a layer of oil-free foundation or eyeshadow primer and your winged-out liner will last through whatever you can throw at it. Good thing too, because a look this glam is bound to take you places.
Gently push back your upper lashes with your finger so that you can see the inner rim of your lid. Use a black waterproof eyeliner pencil to trace along the inner rim. Add a few coats of the same liner to your waterline (the lower rim of your eye.) This amps up the intensity on your eyes.
Liquid liner is key for the winged-out look, but that stuff can be hard to handle. Pencil liner is much more forgiving and a lot easier to use -- after all, you've been drawing with pencils since kindergarten. So go ahead and cheat a little. Glide your trusty black pencil along your top lash line, getting as close to the base of the lashes as possible.
With wide-set eyes, you want to start the line right at the inner corner of your eye. The "typical" winged line starts thinner and gets fatter as it goes. But you wide-eyed beauties should go for a more uniform line that's just ever so slightly thicker at the end.
Now you can finally let loose with that liquid liner. But don't get all show-offy and try to paint on the whole line in one swipe. Instead, make a series of four evenly spaced dashes over top of the pencil liner. Use a few short overlapping strokes, and then connect the dashes together into a solid line.
Now is the moment that makes or breaks your winged out liner: It's time to create the flick. If you have wide-set eyes, the last thing you want is a really big, dramatic flick at the end of your lid. That will just exaggerate the width of your eyes and make you look a little crazy. Use the liquid liner to make a small dot right above (but not past) the end of your lid.
Drag the liner from the dot back down to the first line you made to create a subtle flick. The result? Fiercely feline looking eyes, not kooky Cleopatra wannabe.
Once the liner dries, pat on a sandy metallic eyeshadow and finish with plenty of black mascara.