Not To Miss: Difference Between Winged And Cat Eyeliner
Show me a girl who can live without her trusted eyeliner, because I just can't! I mean like really, how easy is it to instantly change your look by changing the way you line your peepers! Wear a drab kurti, a faded pair of jeans, gather your uncombed hair into a messy bun, wear your eyeliner in a classic style, and witness how your eyes stand out in spite of your not-so-flattering ensemble ;)
Coming back to the work at hand, I've noticed that a quite a few women around me are clueless about the difference between two of the most classic ways to wear a liner – the winged look and the cat-eye look. This is primarily because most of the times, both the terms are used inter-changeably due to lack of knowledge. That's when I realized that there's just a thin yet significant line of difference between the two. So, here am I passing on the information to my all you brunettes. Read on, experiment and choose what suits you best.
- For starters, the cat-eye look gives a smooth and retro-inspired feel to your eye makeup, on the other hand the winged eyeliner is all about creating a geometric, bold and defined flick around the outer corner of your eye to make it stand out.
- The biggest difference between winged and cat eyeliner is that the winged look includes lining just the upper lid to bring out the stark difference between both the eyelids; whereas the cat-eye look includes using the liner generously on both the lids. In simpler words, you need to join the lines of both the lids to give your eyes the shape of a cat's. You could either choose to highlight just the inner corner of the eye or go all around the eye; either way, your eye will resemble a cat eye.
- The extension of the winged liner rises in a slightly upward direction (which is why you cannot join it to your lower lid), whereas the cat eye is extended in a straight, horizontal line from the outer corner.
- The winged liner can be easily incorporated in a woman's everyday look while the cat-eye should be reserved for the times when you need to have a top-notch makeup game due to its dramatic appeal.
Both these looks might seem the same initially but makeup pros would clearly know the difference. Now that you too are aware of it, go on and try both of these styles. Oh, and don't forget to tell us about your favourite one! :)