Liquid Eyeliner Tips

While applying liquid eyeliner may be more difficult than applying pencil eyeliner, in certain situations it can create a dramatic, striking look that pencil eyeliner simply can’t match. With enough practice, lots of patience, and the right liquid eyeliner tips, you’ll be applying liquid eyeliner like a pro in no time. Here are some liquid eyeliner tips to get you started:

Only Apply Liquid Eyeliner To The Upper Eyeline
Because liquid eyeliner looks a lot heavier, it should only be applied to the upper eyeline. Many women make the mistake of applying liquid eyeliner to both lash lines. However, keeping liquid eyeliner to the upper eyeline looks classier and more sophisticated.

Apply Liquid Eyeliner Over Eyeshadow
While I don’t do makeup professionally, most of my professional makeup artist friends all agree that liquid eyeliner should be placed over eyeshadow.

Use Pencil Dash Marks If You Need Them
If you’re having difficulty creating a flawless line, ensure you’re starting from the middle of your upper lash line. You can also use pencil eyeliner in order to mark a few points. You can then easily connect the points to make a smooth, elegant line. What you shouldn’t do however, is draw a line with pencil eyeliner first and trace over with liquid eyeliner. Trust me, it won’t look good! Use dots or dashes if you must, and just follow the natural curve of your eye.

Pencil Eyeliner Tips
Most women stick with pencil eyeliner because it’s simple and doesn’t get messy. As basic and simple to apply as pencil eyeliner is, there are plenty of ways you can use it effectively to make your eyes look gorgeous.

Don’t Press Too Hard
A good pencil eyeliner will apply easily without needing too much pressure, so keep a deft touch when applying pencil eyeliner.

Apply Eye Shadow Over It
Unlike liquid eyeliner, with pencil eyeliner, you might want to apply a layer of eyeshadow over pencil eyeliner to make sure it stays put.

Freeze It In Warm Weather, Hair Dry It In Cold Weather
If where you’re storing your eyeliner is too cold or too hot, it can affect the way your pencil eyeliner applies to your skin. I don’t have air conditioning and my apartment tends to get cold in the winter (trying to save a few bucks!), so these tricks really save my butt. Here are a couple great tricks I love to use to keep my eyeliner at just the right consistency.

If it’s a hot summer’s day and you don’t have air conditioning, try putting your pencil eyeliner in the freezer for a few minutes prior to application. If the room temperature is too cold, your pencil eyeliner may drag and leave uneven lines. If that’s the case, just quickly hit it with your hairdryer in order to soften it up. Be careful not to heat it up too much, or you’ll have to stick it in the freezer!

Eyeliner Styles

While sometimes you’ll want to go with a more conservative look, sometimes you’ll also want a look that really makes your eyes “pop”. But all in all, one of the most important eyeliner application tips I can give is to stick with eyeliner that matches your eyes. You can visit this website to read more about eyeliner styles.

Eyeliner Tips For Brown Eyes

A common mistake for brown-eyed women is to use brown eyeliner. While it doesn’t clash, it really doesn’t do anything special to make your eyes stand out. Go with a nice black eyeliner for everyday wear if you have dark brown eyes. A dark purple/plum color looks great for occasions that call for a fancier look. You can also put a little bit of white eyeliner on your bottom waterline to really make your eyes “pop”. For women going for the smokey look, dark charcoal colors or plum shadows can look fantastic.

Eyeliner Tips For Blue Eyes

One rule of thumb for applying eyeliner is to avoid using eyeliner that’s the same color as your eyes. This definitely applies for blue eyes as well. Great color options for blue eyes include, lavender, camel, silver, grey, green as well as dark shades like brown, black as well as charcoal. There’s lots of room to play with different colors when you have blue eyes, it’s simply just a matter of finding the look you want to achieve.

How To Apply Eyeliner Flawlessly

There’s lots of ways to apply eyeliner flawlessly, and lots of different looks that can be achieved. You don’t need to go with the straight line – soft and smoky eyes are “in”, and can be a nice, subtle way of making your eyes stand out. With that said, if you’re wondering how to put eyeliner on flawlessly, here’s a quick way to put on eyeliner effortlessly with gorgeous results.

  • Wash your face
  • Prep eyes by smoothing eye primer on lids
  • Apply an eyeshadow base once primer absorbs into skin
  • Dust translucent powder (or eyeshadow) on your lids to set the primer and base
  • Pick your favorite eyeliner texture
  • Rim your eyes, or apply to upper lash lines if you’re using liquid eyeliner
  • Ensure no skin shows between eyeliner and lash lines
  • If you’re using pencil, soften hard lines and any jagged edges with a smudge brush, or a simple cotton swab
  • If you’re using pencil, also add a little powder eyeshadow (same shade as eyeliner) to make it last longer
  • Tightline your eyes by applying a creamy black eyeliner on the waterline of your upper eyelid.

Most Important Eyeliner Tip

Finally, the most important eyeliner tip I can give is to always pick colors and styles that complement your look, and feel confident with whatever you choose! Just because you see Kim Kardashian or Adrian Lima do one thing, doesn’t meant it’ll necessarily fit your look. Just follow the eyeliner tips above and you definitely bring out the best in you!