Eyeliner is one of the most popular makeup items for both men and women. It can be used for a variety of purposes, from lining the eyes to create a more dramatic look, to drawing on fake eyelashes. However, it can be hard to get the perfect line or get it just right in general.
Eyeliner has been around for decades and it’s still one of the most popular makeup products. With so many options on the market, it can be hard to choose the best one for you.
There are two main types of eyeliner: gel and liquid. The first is more popular because it’s easier to apply and lasts longer on the skin. Liquid eyeliners are usually more difficult to use and may not last as long as gel liners do.
Here are 10 hacks that will help you get it right every time:
1. Use an eyeliner pencil with a very sharp point
Eyeliner pencils with a very sharp point are generally used to create a precise line. They are also used as a tool for doing eye makeup and can be used to fill in the eyebrows.
Some eyeliner pencils with a very sharp point have an angled tip, which is ideal for creating more dramatic eye makeup looks like the cat eye look.
If you’re looking for an eyeliner pencil that has a very sharp point, then you may want to consider investing in a Schmidt’s eyeliner pencil. This pencil is made with a very sharp point that makes it perfect for precision application.
2. Try the Dotting Method
Eyeliner dotting is a technique in which you use a pencil eyeliner to create dots on your upper and lower lash line. It can be used to create a simple and clean look or it can be used to make dramatic winged liner or bold, thick liner.
Eyeliner dotting is also great for those who have sensitive eyes because it does not require the use of water, which can irritate sensitive eyes and lead to the development of bacteria.
Some people find that eyeliner dotting can be difficult at first because they may not have the hand-eye coordination required for precise application. However, with practice this skill becomes much easier to perfect.
3. Use a Magnifying Mirror
Applying eyeliner can be a tricky task for many women. It requires precision and accuracy to get the desired look. Mirror when applying eyeliner is a must have tool in any makeup bag! It can make this task easier and more convenient by allowing you to see exactly where you are placing the liner, so you can make sure it is lined up properly.
Additionally, the mirror can be used to check the color and thickness of the eyeliner.
4. Don’t only line your bottom lash line
I am guilty of this, I did this in high school when we weren’t supposed to wear makeup, so I would sneak in a bit of eyeliner underneath. This makes your eyes look unbalanced, instead tight line your upper lash line and line the outer corner of your lower lash line. I like to use brown eyeliner and just apply a little bit of it to the bottom corner, then for the rest of the lower lash line, you can apply a nude color liner to make your eyes look bigger.
5. Start with the Harder Eye
When it comes to deciding which eye to start with. For many people, starting with the left or right eye can cause confusion and frustration.
Anyways, everyone has a more challenging or harder eye than the other one, it may be the left or the right one, it depends on the person. So, don’t ever start applying eyeliner to the easy eye because you will take too much time trying to match the harder eye to the easy one.
6. Draw a line on your hand first
So that you know where to start and stop, try using a pencil to draw the line on your hand and use your fingers to smudge the pencil lines and blend them together to create a smoky look.
If you want to make the line thicker, use more pressure and draw it slower. If you want the line thinner, use less pressure and draw it faster.
7. Try a Gel Liner
Gel liner has become a popular choice for people who want to create a precise, sharp line on their eyelids. It’s easier to apply than liquid liner, lasts longer and it’s harder to mess it up, making it a good choice for people who want to create a precise, lasting look.
8. Don’t stick only to black colored eyeliner
Black-colored eyeliner can work for a nighttime look but for a daytime look it can be a little bit too much, try experimenting with other colors like Brown bronze, and Gray I personally love sticking to Browns and bronzes these colors can still define your eyes without making them appear too harsh.
9. Curl your lashes before applying the eyeliner
One of the most common mistakes when doing eyeliner is curling your lashes after you’ve applied your eyeliner. The eyelash curler can remove some of the eyeliner because your lashes are coated and they can be pulled out. So you will likely to lose all your hard work, next time remember to curl your lashes first and then apply your eyeliner.
As the quote says “practice makes perfect”. Don’t lose hope if you tried a makeup look and you didn’t master it. Like everything else in life, the more you practice the more you master. By practicing you will know your exact eye shape and figure out where to exactly put the liner when your eyes are open.