1. Pick the Right Tool
- There are numerous kinds of eyeliners (gel, felt tip, liquid, pencil, kohl) and brushes (angled, flat tip, dome shaped.) So try them out and find which one works the best for you. If you're just starting out, use a felt tip pen for easy application! You can read more about it here.
- Draw a line starting from the inner corner of your eye moving outwards. Start off as thin as possible and continue making thin strokes so you can control how thick you want it to be and avoid mistakes.
- Make sure to go slow and that you keep close to the lash line.
- Don’t overdo it; if you think both eyes are already even, you can stop there.
- For the wings, draw a line from the outer corner of your eye towards the tail end of your eyebrow; drawing the wing as if it were an extension of the lower lash line.
- Then make a triangle by connecting the outer point of the first line to the middle of your lash line.
- Make sure you trace the wings on both of your eyes before filling them in to help them be symmetrical.
- If you make a mistake, you can clean it with a cotton bud dipped in makeup remover then wipe the edge to make it sharper.
- If you’re really having a hard time (or you just want a more dramatic wing), use a piece of scotch tape or a spoon and use those as a guideline.
- Make tiny dots in between lashes then connect them to make a perfect line that's close to the lash line
- Use a pencil first then apply liquid eyeliner on top to guide you since liquid eyeliners can be tricky (this double coating also helps them stay on longer)
5. Practice Makes Perfect
- Just like with anything, you're going to have to practice, practice, and practice some more if you want to master this skill.
- Isis Evangelista and Victoria Urrutia
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