When I started applying makeup, one of my greatest desires was to create perfectly lined eyes, but I always ended up with the worst lines or stained my makeup. Who else was like me? Don’t worry, and you don’t have to be shy.
Liners are an essential part of makeup, so if you are a lover of makeup, knowing how to apply the eyeliner is one of the makeup basics, you need to learn how to do. When I feel so lazy or don’t want to go heavy on my eyeshadow, I switch to my winged eyeliner. Like I said before, many of us don’t know how to line our eyes, but I am here to help. I have listed easy steps for this scary task so you can understand.
Before we continue, let’s take a look at what you will need to apply your eyeliner like a pro.
Eyeliner brush (if needed)
Guess you didn’t know that there are different types of eyeliners? You also don’t know the one you can use, right? So let’s start by going through the basics of the types of eyeliners that are available.
Types Of Eyeliners
Pencil Eyeliner: This type of eyeliner is usually the first one we all started with, and it’s also the easiest to apply. It’s best used to line the waterline and also to create a smokey look.
Gel Eyeliner: I won’t even lie; at first, I saw this type of eyeliner intimidating, but as time went on, I found it friendly and easy to use. It works wonders when it comes to creating cat-eye looks.
Liquid Eyeliner: This type of eyeliners is best for precise application. I will never advise a beginner to try this.
Now that you are familiar with the types of out there, we can continue with the main topic.
How To Apply Eyeliner
Prep your eyes: Though not everyone is used to this step, it is the most crucial step, and it’s what you should start with. Clean your face; after that, apply your moisturizer, and then your eye cream should follow. The eye cream will help to even out redness, discoloration, and help with those premature wrinkles.
Keep the base clean: Apply your eye primer in little quantity on your eyelid, under your eyes, and around the general eye region. This is to make the skin smooth so that you can go free while applying any makeup product. It will also keep the makeup fresh for a long time. Then use your concealer on top and under your eyelid. Make sure you blend it well and set it with setting translucent powder.
Let’s create the lines: Now that it’s time for the eyeliner, pay close attention. When applying, be sure to have a place for your elbow to rest on. Believe me, if you want to use your liner neatly, and precisely this is the easiest way because it will make your hand firm and steady.
Always look down while applying your liner. Looking up can make you get the shape wrong.
Start by applying a line above your lashes, start small, and then build it up. This is how to create a basic eyeliner. But you can do more *winks*.
Let’s get the wings: Winged eyeliners are my go-to regularly. The best way to create this look is to follow the natural line of the lower lash line. If your lower lash line has an extension, that is the extent your wing should reach. Create the line then gradually fill it up slowly. As they say, slow and steady wins the race, so it is with winged liner. Never stretch your lid while creating the wing. Also, do not move the skin too much as this can mess up the wing.
You can use a credit card by holding it against your lower lash line, or use tape if you still find it challenging to create the wing. Take your time not to mess up the look, because you will have to start over again.
It’s a Wrap!: When you have winged out your liner perfectly, you can then start your lower lash line with a pencil liner. Apply your mascara or fix your artificial lashes. Now you are ready for some selfies.