How to apply Eyeliner


Eyeliner makes a very big difference on the look of your eyes. It accentuates your eye lashes and enriches the shape of your eye. Eyeliner can be sexy, elegant, or subtle, but it also can be harsh, overly dramatic, or it may look sloppy as it all depends on how you apply it. Pencil eyeliners are best to begin with.  Liquid eyeliner requires practice and it becomes easy.


There are three basic decisions to be made before you apply eyeliner. They are:

  1. Choosing your colors

  2. Usage of Powder, Pencil, Gel, Cream or Liquid Eyeliner

  3. Determine the thickness of your eyeliner

How to Apply Eyeliner


You should have a steady to hand to apply eyeliner. If you don't have a steady hand, bend down or you can place your elbow on a table or counter. Some makeup artists may suggest dotting eyeliner along the base of your eye lashes. Others may use one single stroke, following the curvature of the eye. In both ways we can provide beautiful results and can be combined for an even more attractive look.


Application Tips for the Upper Lash Line:

  1. Apply eyeliner as close to the lash line as possible, and place it between each and every eyelash. Though it is a time-consuming process, but the effect is sensational and you get the perfect look.

  2. If the outer corners of your eyes droop make sure the eyeliner turns up ever-so-slightly.

  3. Do not extend the liner much past the outer corner of your eye and don't hug the teardrop area of the eye.

Application Tips for the Lower Lash Line:

  1. Line only the outer two-thirds of the eye. Leave some space unlined on the inside corner of your eyes. This will give a softer, less severe look.

  2. Make sure that the eyeliner on the lower lash line connects with the back corner of the upper lash line.

  3. Apply a very thin soft line. Heavy liner on the lower lash line results in smeared mascara look.

Major Eyeliner Mistakes to be avoided

  1. Don't overdo eyeliner. It should gel well with the rest of your eye-makeup design.

  2. Avoid lining the inside rim of the lids. Don't apply thick eyeliner to small or close-set eyes.

  3. Avoid applying a complete circle of eyeliner around the eye. Circling around your eye can make it look like you're wearing eyeglasses

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