Step 3: The Inner Corners
The key aspect of making the eye look bigger is to drop the eyeliner by about two millimeters lower than the tear duct area of your eye. Extend the line out in the inner corner from the top lid.
Step 4: Fill In The Color
To create a subtle version of the cat-eye look, fill in the gaps with your liner brush on your lower lashes, moving the brush forward and backward.
Tips: Applying Liquid Eyeliner And The Mistakes You Need To Stop Making
Now that you have a clear picture of how to apply liquid liner with perfection by following only a few simple steps, here are a bunch of eyeliner tips and tricks that will come in handy especially for all you beginners.
- When buying an eyeliner, look for one that’s waterproof, smudge-proof, and transfer-proof to keep your eyeliner from dripping down your face, midday, especially if you’re going to be using it on the lower lash line.
- If your hands are really shaky, try this – sit down and plant your elbow on a table or a flat surface. Now, rest your pinky on your cheek and apply your liner. This technique helps stabilize your hand and calls for fewer mess-ups.
- You can draw dots or dashes and slowly connect them if you’re new to liquid eyeliner.
- Curl your lashes before applying liner to keep from making an utter mess on your eyelid.
- To make sure your wings are even, place a dot at the outer corner of each eye before using your liquid liner to match the sides up.
- If you have small eyes, do not line your entire eye. Doing so will close them off and make them look smaller.
- Always start with thin lines. You can build up the thickness to match the other eye as you go.
- A dab of primer or concealer with a Q-tip can go a long way to fix smudges or blunders.
- Don’t pull or tug your eye too much when you draw on your eyeliner because when you release it, it will create a bumpy, weird texture. Try to use your fingers to anchor your skin instead.
- You can also use tape to help create a fool-proof cat-eye look.
- Having a gap between your lashes and liner does not look flattering. To avoid this, use a pen-style eyeliner and try to draw the line as close to the lashes as possible.
- It’s important to set your eyeliner to prevent it from transferring onto the lid. To do this, let your eyeliner dry, and then pat some translucent powder on top to set it. This keeps it from breaking down, transferring, and smudging.
Ladies, may the wings of your eyeliner always be even and may they always be sharp enough to kill! That was our take on applying liquid eyeliner for beginners. We hope you find this article useful and it helps you hone your skills and take them to a whole new level. Do you have any go-to hacks for achieving that Gram-worthy eyeliner look that’s always on fleek? If you do, share with us in the comments section below.