I'd say I've been having a go at it now for -- well since I discovered make up in the first place -- but seriously, how do you apply eyeliner and make it look good?
I've tried it over and over again but it never ever looks right. (On that note, when I have had someone else put eyeliner on for me I still don't really like the way it ends up looking.) I usually end up skipping the eyeliner -- but I know it would pull my look together if I could really just master it once and for all?
I know you can't exactly show me how to apply eyeliner on a message board (har har), but any tips would be much appreciated!
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You first have to know which eyeliner works best for you. I would say try out a couple different kinds before you really start practicing, just to get a feel for which one you like more, either shadow, gel, liquid or pencil. Colors also matter, though I'm sure you would most likely go with classic black since black goes with everything. But you can choose different shades to help your eyes stand out more. I would say, as a rule of thumb, your makeup should contrast the color of your eyes - so, for example, coppery gold/brown for blue eyes, bronze for green, midnight blue or amber for brown and a warm, chocolate brown for hazel eyes. But, of course, if you're not ready to commit to so much color, black is pretty standard and you can't really go wrong with it.
Start off by priming your eyelids if they're quite oily. This will help liquid eyeliner to not slide off during the day. Pencil liner is the easiest to apply; using your other hand, gently pull your eyelid outwards, then slowly draw a line from the corner of your lid, making it thicker the closer you get to the outer corner of your eye. If you want to draw a wing, what I like to do is take something with a straight edge such as a card and use that to guide the pencil upward until you reach the point you want your wing to end. Then just meet the bottom line to the bottom of your eye and fill it in.
Liquid eyeliner is applied much the same way, only you should be using much less since putting on too much could leave residue on your upper eyelid when you do open your eye again. If you make a mistake, dab a little lotion onto the part you want to fix to erase it. You can also look up some YouTube tutorials. I've found that some are very helpful. Good luck! :)0