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The Story of the Winged Eyeliner

Winged eyeliner represents much more than a fierce sense of style.

Those who wear is must have patience, because we all know that attaining perfect symmetry is a talent one should be able to list on a resume. It could take anywhere from three minutes to an hour to get it just right. This time frame includes the times you avoided breaking the pencil in half, throwing the applicator, and just scribbling all over your face and walking straight out the door. When one comes out shorter, longer, stubby or more dull than the other you will sit there for a minute and contemplate leaving it, defining it as a new style. Yet, your avant-garde look probably will not pass your high level of scrutiny and this means you will start from scratch.


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Those who wear it must be confident with themselves. 

Eyes are lopsided. They come in different shapes and sizes. Brow lines will smudge and mess with the angle of your glorious ark. No matter how many youtube videos you watch, your eyes will never be their eyes. It’s up to the wearer to look at themselves in the mirror, say “yes this is me” and make the winged-liner fit perfectly to their incredible set of eyes. large

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Those who wear it should be respected, but not feared.

Many people have worn winged eyeliner; from celebrities, to political figures. There is an intense amount of care, and attention to detail that they have decided to center around their eyes. They have dressed the windows to their souls, and prepared themselves for everything. If you have what it takes to put on winged eyeliner you can do anything. Beyond the eyeliner is a person, a person who believes they can do whatever they set their thoughts on and will do whatever it takes to accomplish their goals. It’s not just a style. It’s a practice of zen meditation, a statement of confidence, and a reminder that while there are a lot of things out of our control, there are still things small things anyone can do to take care of themselves.

Winged eyeliner is just one of those little things that can make you smile. And it should.

Keep rocking it.



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