Simple Tips to Apply Your Eyeliner Better

When applied properly, eyeliner can be the one thing that gives your look a completely new dimension. However, we all have gone through our phase of ‘Ugghh, I can’t apply the eyeliner.” That being said, however, there are some things that you might have been doing wrong and we can help you correct those. So here goes our dos and donts:

  • What you’re probably doing wrong: 

Taking too much liquid on the tip of your eyeliner brush or applicator

  • How to rectify it?

Make sure that you shake the bottle of eyeliner well before taking it out on the brush. Once you take out the eyeliner brush, gently dab off the excess eyeliner on the mouth of the bottle, so that you just have enough on the tip for a stroke of application. Dab the brush on the bottle a couple of times, to make the brush tip sharp and pointed with all bristles stuck together. If your eyeliner brush has lost a few bristles and has become blunt, it’s time to change the brush!

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  • What you’re probably doing wrong: 

Blinking your eyes way too after while application

 

  • How to rectify it?

Focus is the key! Try to focus on the reflection of your eyelids in the mirror and keep your eyes fixed to avoid too much blinking. Continuous blinking will spoil the shape of your eyeliner stroke and also make it thin at some places and thick at others. It is a good idea to close your eye lightly while application. 

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  • What you’re probably doing wrong: 

You apply the eyeliner from the inner corner of the eye to the outer corner

  • How to rectify it?

Well, most of us start applying the eyeliner from the inner corner to the outer corner of the eye. However, it may be noted that if the outer corner is sorted, the entire application becomes smoother. Start by creating the wing or the cat-eye shape from the outer corner and then simply draw a line along the upper eyelid to the inner corner. You would find that this method creates less of a mess and makes your look more striking. 

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  • What you’re probably doing wrong: 

You’re probably using too blunt a point if you are using an eyeliner pencil

  • How to rectify it?

That’s simple. Before the point on your eyeliner pencil goes to blunt, sharpen it. Blunt points can lead to unnecessarily thicker than normal lines, which to your eyes may seem normal, but in actuality are not. So always keep an eyeliner pencil sharpener handy in your makeup kit and get yourself the kind of lining you deserve!

  • What you’re probably doing wrong: 

You’re probably using too blunt a point if you are using an eyeliner pencil

  • How to rectify it?

That’s simple. Before the point on your eyeliner pencil goes to blunt, sharpen it. Blunt points can lead to unnecessarily thicker than normal lines, which to your eyes may seem normal, but in actuality are not. So always keep an eyeliner pencil sharpener handy in your makeup kit and get yourself the kind of lining you deserve!

  • What you’re probably doing wrong:

When wearing colored eyeliner, you’re overextending it by accentuating both the upper and lower part of your eyelids.

  • How to rectify it?

Colored eyeliner can be a double-edged sword (pun intended) especially if you’re a novice. Colored eyeliners usually have a bright pigmented color which can look OTT if you use it on the upper eyelid and lower lash line as well. Try experimenting with color on just one end and see if the color works for you. Do not use an equally bright eyeshadow under the eyeliner as it will make you look like a blob of candy floss. 

What you’re probably doing wrong:

You find that your liquid liner smudges a little too often, or too quickly, then you’re probably using it on the wrong part of the eye.

  • How to rectify it?

Stick with the conventional eyeliner pencil for the lower portion of the eyeliner, as it is more ‘solid’ and less prone to drip, if you must line the top, a liquid or gel eyeliner is much more recommended as it isn’t exposed to water of moisture from the eyes as much!

  • What you’re probably doing wrong: 

Trying to create an eyeliner style with free hands

  • How to rectify it?

Cat eyes and winged eyes are raging these days. However, it’s always a good idea to use a spoon or any angular object to place diagonally on the eye, extending from the outer edge of the eye upwards, and then draw the eyeliner along that object for precision. Drawing the eyeliner with a free hand can cause the hands to shake and ruin the shape that you aim to attain. 

  • What you’re probably doing wrong?

You find that your eyeliner is smudged after you’ve curled your eyelashes.

  • How to rectify it?

Always use the magic formula, curl first, line second. It is never a good idea to use the mascara at the last as mascara application often causes black swatches across the eyelids or the lower lash line. To cover those up and also avoid smudging your eyeliner, it’s best to use the eyeliner, once you have curled your lashes and also used the mascara. It’s a simple substitution in your routine to be precise! 

  • What you’re probably doing wrong: 

Smudging the eyeliner even more, when you try to make it neater

  • How to rectify it?

Eyeliner is a richly pigmented product and that too, in black color mostly! More often than not, the eyeliner tends to run or bleed while applied, causing black blotches near the eyes. Now, on a face that has makeup on, it gets tough to wipe it off with a makeup remover dipped cotton as the foundation also gets wiped out. To sort this mess out, it is best to use an earbud. Gently pick up the excess eyeliner from your face with a small swipe of the bud. Try to do it without makeup remover. However, if the eyeliner drops don’t come off, then dip the earbud lightly into the makeup remover and wipe off the excess eyeliner. The small tip of the earbud will make sure that it does not remove other traces of makeup.

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