Thursday, January 28, 2010

Tips on Applying Liquid Eyeliner

Eyeliner is one of the best ways to emphasize your eyes. Whether you choose liquid , pencil or gel liner lining the eyes it the easiest way to make your eyes pop. Pencil being the most preferred product due to its ease and familiarity however gels and liquids can be just as easy and effective once given a chance.


If you choose to go with a liquid liner know that it may take some practice and patience when applying. There are different types of liquid liner brushes there is the pointed tip style which tends to be stiff and pointy (this type is my favorite) and there is the tiny brush tip which moves with the direction it is applied in. I personally find the brush tip harder to control there for making it harder to use.

Here are some tips that will help you when applying liquid liner.
  • I would suggest using liquid liner for the upper lid only as it can give a very dark harsh look when applied to the bottom lashes.
  • Before you begin shake the bottle or tube that the liner is in to give the formula a chance to mix.
  • Steady your hand by resting your pinky finger on your cheek beside your nose or if you prefer rest your elbow on a flat surface such as a counter top thats ok too. This will help your hands from shaking.
  • A good starting point is in the middle of your lash line then you can slowly work inwards and outwards from that point.
  • If you feel more comfortable making tiny strokes that's ok you can always smooth it out in the end.
  • If you make a mistake don't panic simply use a Q-Tip and a mild makeup remover or even face cream to correct it.
  • To make the liner longer-lasting you should apply it on top of your eyeshadow
  • Try to apply the liner as close to the lash-line as possible
  • Always allow the eyeliner dry before you open your eyes
  • NEVER EVER share liquid liners with anyone as this could lead to infections
It may take some practice however liquid liners can create a glamorous and dramatic effect on the eyes which is fabulous!
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2 comments:

missmicchan on January 28, 2010 at 2:32 PM said...

These are some great tips!!!

Meya on January 31, 2010 at 1:37 AM said...

great tips!

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