Beauty tips How to apply liquid eye liner as a beginner

A helpful tip for this is that you can pre-measure how far out your liner is winging out by placing a dot on both sides of the outer eye lids

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We will wear liquid eyeliner every single day if we didn’t have to apply it ourselves. Though it definitely creates the best cat-eyes, it can be slightly difficult to handle if you’re a beginner. And while practice makes perfect, practice also takes time and lots of it. So to speed things up for you, we went to two makeup artists for their best tips on how to apply liquid eyeliner.

Sketch a Practice Line
Instead of applying liquid liner directly on your skin, why not give yourself a guideline to follow? Tracing works for makeup, too. Sketching in a line to follow with a regular eyeliner pencil to reduce the pressure of getting it right on the first try.

Using a matte gray or brown eye pencil, lightly draw on and shape your eye liner. Take your time here and find the liner shape that suits you best. Once you feel you have the right shape, switch over to your liquid liner and trace over the shape you sketched in.

Look Down
You may have the urge to glance up like when you apply mascara when you’re putting on your liquid eyeliner, but this is a big mistake. By looking up, you’re increasing your chances at transferring the formula onto your lids and brow bone. This can also mess up your eyeshadow… and no one wants to start from scratch there.

Be Really Particular About Your Liner
If you’re a beginner, find a liquid eyeliner which a very precise point. Felt-tip pen-like liners are the easiest to work with because of the control you’ll get in building your line. Also, have pointed Q-tips on hand to clean up your wing and shape.

Pre-Measure Your Liner Wings
A cat-eye with noticeably uneven wings? A helpful tip for this is that you can pre-measure how far out your liner is winging out by placing a dot on both sides of the outer eye lids, to make sure they’re both going in the same direction.

Don’t Pull on the Sides of Your Eyes
It seems like it would make it easier to apply your liner, this common habit can really mess up your final look. This can actually completely move the direction of where your liner should go because you’re changing your eye shape.

 The right way? Close and lightly hold down your eye, without slanting this way you can place the liner on your exact eye shape. When you open, it wont be as much of a surprise.


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