Although eyeliner is probably one of the first makeup products you’ve ever bought, it is still, after all these years, one of the hardest to apply, because unlike intuitive products like blush or foundation, eyeliner can go very wrong very fast. With that said, there are some game-changing hacks in the beauty community that will help you apply eyeliner like a pro, and they’re pretty easy to master.
Here are 12 tips and tricks to perfect your eyeliner every time:
How to apply eyeliner with precise lines
The Fix: If your eyeliner looks thick and smudged, regardless of how carefully you apply it, it might be time to sharpen your pencil quickly. By lining your eyes with a flat-tipped pencil, you create rough, uneven lines, so carry a pencil sharpener in your makeup bag at all times.
How to apply non-transferring eyeliner
The problem: your eyeliner transfers to your lids, leaving a “stamp” of pigment.
The fix is annoying and quite common, especially if you have smaller lids with oily skin. Try increasing the height of the eyeliner so that the line is still visible when you open your eyes. That way, when the eyelid is folded open, the eyeliner will stay in place.
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How to apply coloured eyeliner
The problem: You’re sick of the classic black eyeliner but haven’t fully figured out how to use coloured eyeliner.
The Fix: Keep it simple and accentuate your upper or lower lash line with a thin line of colour rather than a whole, super-intense block.
How to apply cat eyeliner so that it is the same on both sides
The problem: your lines are not uniform.
The fix: Instead of starting with a thick line, apply the liner as thin as possible. If it ends up being thicker on one side, it’s easier to build one side to match, but if both lines end up too thick, make them thinner with a cotton swab. Perfect Eyeliner
How to apply non-smudging eyeliner
The problem: You cover your lower eyelid with a liquid liner and find that it smudges easily.
The Fix: To prevent your liquid eyeliner from smearing and transferring, swap your formula for waterproof eyeliner. Next, cover your eyeliner with some black eyeshadow to set it in place, finishing with a sweep of translucent powder.
How to apply eyeliner with curly lashes
The problem: you smudge your eyeliner when you curl your lashes.
The solution: continuously curl your lashes before applying eyeliner to avoid smudging.
How to apply eyeliner without leaving gaps
The problem: You are lining your eyes at the wrong angle, resulting in unfilled gaps.
The Fix: Sometimes, it’s tough to get close enough to the base of your lashes. Avoid an awkward space between the lashes and the liner by slightly pulling up the lower half of the upper eyelid while coating the lashes. It gives you access to anywhere on your lashes that still need a little love.
How to apply cat eyeliner
The problem: your eyeliner is too thick on one side.
The Solution: Save yourself a little time and a lot of frustration in the morning by using the angle of your lower lash line as a guide for your cat liner. Next, put a dot on the outer corner of each eye before using your liquid liner to make sure the sides match up.
How to apply eyeliner that looks professional
The problem: You strip the eyelid before you draw the line, but the liner doesn’t look sharp or precise when you release the skin.
The Fix: Instead of pulling the skin. Try looking to the side so if you are outlining the inner corner of your eye. Look towards the outer corner to tighten your lids without any tugging.
How to altogether remove eyeliner
The problem: Traces of the eyeliner from the night before are still on your lids.
The Fix: Completely removing makeup at night is critical, as the leftover product can interfere with your eyeliner the following day. To ensure you start with a blank canvas, remove any residue with an oil-based makeup remover before applying a new Perfect Eyeliner.
How to apply eyeliner to small eyes
The problem: eyeliner can make your little eyes look smaller, which some people may not prefer.
The Fix: If you have minor eyes, you’ll want to avoid lining all your eyes. As doing so can close them and make them look even smaller. Instead, keep your eyeliner contained in the outer corners of your eyes.
How to apply eyeliner without looking like smoky eyes
The problem: your smoky eyeliner makes it look like you have dark circles.
The solution is to line your eye as close to the lash line as possible and then use a brush with little product, so you don’t blend too far below the eye.
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