Eyeliner Types & Tricks
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Eyeliner is an essential for any flawless beauty look, but choosing one can be tricky. Our guide tells you which types of liner are best for which looks, so check it out and choose the one that’s best for you!

Tips for Applying Eyeliner
  • To keep your hand steady as you apply eyeliner, rest your elbow on a flat surface and your pinky against your face to stabilize your hand.
  • It can be tempting to pull the side of your eye outward as you’re applying eyeliner, but resist—the line might turn out uneven when you let go.
  • If you’re having a hard time keeping your line straight, start at the middle of your eye and do small strokes toward the outer edge. Then start at the inner corner and work your way back to the middle. You can also try making dots or dashes across the lash line and connecting them.
  • To get the right angle for a wing or cat eye, just follow the curve of your lower lash line and continue it outward.
  • To keep your eyeliner from transferring onto your crease or under your eye when you blink, apply translucent powder to those areas.
  • If you have smudges after applying your eyeliner, there are some easy ways to fix it; just use a cotton swab dipped in makeup remover, Vaseline, or even clear lip gloss. If you don’t want to ruin the rest of your makeup, you can also just layer some concealer and eye shadow over it.

Check out this tutorial for a fresh and modern Cat Eye look!


January 05, 2017 by Anne Gunning

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