Applying eyeliner takes time and skill, resulting in a polished look that is is appropriate for day or night. There are hundreds of tutorials available to help beginners to create the perfect smooth edge along their lashlines. With a steady hand and the right kind of eyeliner, it is possible for makeup artists at any level to achieve the beautiful finished looks that they desire. Whether brush tip, felt tip, pencil, or dip brush is used, fashionistas can find the perfect eyeliner products to fit their needs. Ask these questions when learning how to apply eyeliner.
Eyeliner products can be placed into the following categories: pencil liner, cream liner with angled brushes, liquid liner, which is popular for the "winged" or "catliner" look, and eyeliner stickers, which are one size fits all, so they might not fit particular eye shapes and sizes.
How do I know if I have wide-set or close-set eyes?
The space between your eyes is average if the that space is the same measurement as the length of your eye. Use the thumb and forefinger of one hand to measure the length of the eye, then hold that measurement and place over the space between the eyes. If the measurement is shorter than the space between your eyes, you have close-set eyes. If the space is longer, you have wide-set eyes. Each one affects eyeliner application, in that close-set eyes should receive less, especially toward the nose.
Which eyeliner is best for the shape of my eyes?
Eyes can vary in shape and distance apart, and it is important to take in overall shape when applying eyeliner. For rounder eyes, start applying the eyeliner on the center of the lashline to make eyes look wider. Eyes that are longer in shape can get away with more eyeliner towards the inside of the eye. Regardless of shape of the eye, it's important for the flick at the edge of the eye to be lifted to provide an overall effect of youthfulness.
What is the best eyeliner for beginners?
Beginners would benefit from eyeliners that are easy to use. Pencil liners are the best products to start with, as they are easy to remove, cause little mess, and can be smudged for a more natural look depending on the color chosen.
What is the best way to apply eyeliner?
The secret to a polished look is a steady hand and plenty of time. Anchoring the pinky on the side of the face, apply little, short strokes in a smooth and slow application to get the look you want. Sometimes it is helpful to make dots or dashes along the lid where you want the eyeliner to go, then carefully join these marks together with the eyeliner.
Which eyeliner technique is best for my overall look?
If you have close-set eyes, avoid putting eyeliner in the inner corners and use thinner lines during application. For wide-set or long eyes, you can play with the winged look to see what thickness looks best.
What is the best way to remove eyeliner?
Applying eyeliner can get messy, especially for beginners. Fortunately, you can clear up any mistakes with Q-tips and makeup remover. Removing eye makeup before bed is important in order to avoid potential eye infections that can develop.
How can I make my eyelashes look thicker?
Eyelashes can look limp and thin. For a thicker look, apply the eyeliner in a smooth, thin line right above the lashline. Finish the look with mascara.
How can I get a smoky look with eyeliner?
Liquid liner is a good foundation for a smoky look, which needs to be finished using pencil eyeliner, which can smudge and create drama. To achieve a smokier look, close the eye and rub the eyeliner back and forth gently along the water line.