Makeup Basics: How to Apply EyelinerMonday, February 13, 2012
Hi guys! I hope Monday is treating you well.
I have a really simple post to share with you all today - how to apply eyeliner. I think this is a really simple, essential step in a makeup routine, and one that, if done right, can make a huge difference to your look.
I am demonstrating this with a gel eyeliner and an eyeliner brush, but you can use any kind of eyeliner you like.
Now for the wings. It's important to get the angle of the wing right, especially for people with hooded lids or droopy eyes. One trick I discovered is to use my eyeliner brush and follow the angle of my lower lashline, or to angle the liner from the corner of the eye towards the end of the eyebrows, as shown below.
Here are some other useful tips for drawing on eyeliner:
- It helps to have a mirror that swivels, so that it can be placed below you, so that you can look down into it. Looking down into the mirror helps you draw on your eyeliner without having to try and hold your eye shut or squint.
- People with hooded lids or monolids are better off using gel eyeliner, because they last longer and don't smudge when the flesh on the lids overlap, or when the lids are oily.