*Products in this article were sent to me for the sake of review
When I was a young teenager, I always admired the likes of Amy Winehouse who had exaggerated wings constantly drawn onto her eyes; I thought she looked amazing and I always aimed to get that look for myself. I obviously didn’t want to go to the same extremes, but I thought it was such a great look. Then came Lana Del Rey, also always sporting a sharp wing; I’d sit for hours trying to train my hands to draw the perfect wing, but could I? Nope.
I eventually mastered it and I can draw a wing really well, but it takes a lot of time and concentration, and more often than not, they’re not even wings, one is longer and fatter than the other, and I feel like I’ve wasted my time.
I think we can all relate to this struggle and funnily enough, it’s probably the most spoken about makeup struggle. Which is why I went out seeking ways to easily draw a wing onto my eyes and look as flawless as Lana Del Rey and Amy Winehouse.
The Quick Flick*
I’m sure you’ve seen this viral sensation at some point either on Facebook or Instagram, there’s tonnes of demos floating about showing how The Quick Flick works (I have one on Instagram too), and there’s a reason why so many people are showing you this product: it works.
I like to draw my wings so that they’re complimentary to my eye shape, luckily The Quick Flick offer different sizes for different eyes, meaning that if you like a more petite wing, you can get one in the size ‘Petite’ – if you like a wing which is a little bit more chunky but not quite Amy levels of thickness, then you want to try ‘Modest’ and for a much more strong, thick wing, you want the ‘Grand’ size. I have the intense black eyeliner too, because I like my wings bold and more traditional.
If you want to try a more funky packaging which comes in one size only, the line appears slimmer and longer, then you might want to try the To The Point eyeliner instead, this would be more ideal for people that don’t like to have obvious wings, I know that on occasion I like a more subtle and hidden wing to give my eyes just a little bit of shape; this would work wonders if you’re aiming for that look.
The wand itself is easy to hold and you don’t need to hold the stamp down for very long before the product is in place, so if you make a mistake or don’t like how you set the wing, you might want to act quickly removing it from your face. You can try as many times as you want though, because the wing is always fabulous and in the shape of the stamp, I haven’t yet experienced cracking or needing to fill the wing in on my own.
I strongly recommend this product to anyone that is struggling to draw in wings or anyone that wants to save a little bit of time when doing their makeup in the morning, I know that is the reason why I personally use the stamp.
So let me know: Is this a product that you’d try? If you own one already, what do you think?