How many of you wanted to create perfectly lined eyes but ended up looking like a panda instead?
Don’t get me wrong, pandas are damn cute, but I don’t want to look like one when I have to attend a wedding or something. Knowing how to apply the eyeliner is one of the basics of makeup, so if you love makeup, you eventually learn how to do it. I am no exception! My go to is the winged eyeliner. When I feel lazy and don’t feel like doing myself up too much, I like going all out on my eyeliner. We’ve broken this potentially scary tasks into steps so that it’s easy to understand.
Types Of Eyeliners
Although this may seem intimidating at first, this is probably going to become your best friend if you love those cat eyes. I, for one, swear by it. They usually come in pots, so you’ll need to use a brush for it. I highly recommend the Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner by Maybelline.
A liquid eyeliner is best for precise application. These liners come in two types of packaging, a tiny vial-like bottle with an extremely fine and precise dipping brush, and a marker type pen with a felt tip. If you’re a beginner, then I suggest you go for the latter one. The Sketch Marker Liquid Art Liner by Too Faced is a good choice for the felt tip liner.
This type of eyeliner is usually the first one we all started out with. It’s best used to line the water line and also to create a smokey look. The 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil is the no-brainer choice for the pencil eyeliner.
And now, we shall proceed with the tutorial with no further ado!
How To Apply Eyeliner Perfectly – Tutorial
Step 1: Prep Your Eyes
This is a step that is quite overlooked, but is, in fact, the most important step. After cleansing your face, apply a moisturizer for the face and an eye cream around the eyes. The eye cream helps with premature wrinkles and evens out any redness or discoloration near the area.
Step 2: Start With A Clean Base
To achieve an even and clean base, apply a small amount of eye primer on the eyelid, under your eyes, and around the general eye region where any kind of eye makeup would go. The primer’s main job is to make the skin smoother so that it becomes easier to apply makeup. This will give you a flawless finish and also keep the makeup in place for a long time. Apply a concealer on top of the eyelid and the under eyes. Blend it well, and make sure to set it with a setting powder.
Step 3: Line Away!
Now comes the main part – the eyeliner. You can either use the brush that comes with it or buy one. Start with a line above your lashes. Make sure you use small lines and strokes. It’s always better to build it up. If you make it too thick, you might create a mess out of it, so keep the strokes small. Once you are satisfied with one eye, do the same with the other one. Try to keep it as symmetrical as possible.
Now you have your basic eyeliner done!
But if you want to go further and wing it out, read ahead!
Step 4: Wing It Out!
I can never stop at just the eyeliner on the eyelid. I think I have an involuntary reaction to wing it out or something. I feel like it completes me somehow. Okay, so moving on to how you achieve this look. The trick to finding the right angle is to follow the natural line of the lower lash line. If a line extended from your lower lash line, that is where your liner should wing out to. Map out the line and fill it in slowly. Take your time with this when you’re first starting out, because if you mess it up, you’ll have to start over.
Step 5: Finishing The Look!
After you have successfully winged out your liner (congratulations are in order!), you can proceed to line your lower lash line (only in the outer half) with a pencil liner and smudge it out. Apply some mascara, and you are done!