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18 Useful Tips For People Who Suck At Eyeliner #tidytip

posted in Beauty > Makeup
04/01/2015
  • 1. First: Know that there are three basic types of liners.
    1. First: Know that there are three basic types of liners.
  • Pencil eyeliner is easy to apply, but sometimes doesn’t spread as smoothly or thickly as gel or liquid liners.

    Gel liners are matte and glide on easily. They sometimes come in a little pot with a brush.

    Liquid liners are used for their precision, and usually come in tubes with a small brush, or “pen-style” with brush tips. They can take some time to dry after applying, though.

  • 2. Different color liners can have different effects.
    2. Different color liners can have different effects.
  • 3. The shaky hand struggle is real — but there’s a way to solve it in three easy steps.

1) Sit down. 
2) Plant your elbow on a flat surface. 
3) Rest your pinky on your cheek. Stabilizing yourself as much as possible = fewer (probably) jerky mess-ups.
    3. The shaky hand struggle is real — but there’s a way to solve it in three easy steps.

    1) Sit down.
    2) Plant your elbow on a flat surface.
    3) Rest your pinky on your cheek. Stabilizing yourself as much as possible = fewer (probably) jerky mess-ups.
  • 4. If you’re just starting out with liquid liner, begin with dots. Then slowly connect them.
    4. If you’re just starting out with liquid liner, begin with dots. Then slowly connect them.
  • 5. You can also do the same thing with dashes.

Decide what’s easiest for you — and know that having the right type of liner and liner brush can make a big difference.
    5. You can also do the same thing with dashes.

    Decide what’s easiest for you — and know that having the right type of liner and liner brush can make a big difference.
  • 6. When applying liner, try not to pull the skin on the side of your face. If things get a little messy, clean up your line with a makeup remover-soaked cotton swab.

Or if you’re feeling ~fancy~, get a makeup remover pen.
    6. When applying liner, try not to pull the skin on the side of your face. If things get a little messy, clean up your line with a makeup remover-soaked cotton swab.

    Or if you’re feeling ~fancy~, get a makeup remover pen.
  • 7. A dab of primer or concealer can work wonders for fixing smudges.
    7. A dab of primer or concealer can work wonders for fixing smudges.
  • 8. Start by drawing a messy line, then clean it up with a little petroleum jelly.

To avoid globs of jelly on ur eyelid, wipe the swab on the back of ur hand after dipping it in. (u will probably need a little help from makeup remover pre-jelly if u accidentally cover ur entire lid with eyeliner.)
    8. Start by drawing a messy line, then clean it up with a little petroleum jelly.

    To avoid globs of jelly on ur eyelid, wipe the swab on the back of ur hand after dipping it in. (u will probably need a little help from makeup remover pre-jelly if u accidentally cover ur entire lid with eyeliner.)
  • 9. Or if you’re really in a jam, use clear lip gloss.
    9. Or if you’re really in a jam, use clear lip gloss.
  • 10. A smudge brush can transform a not-so-perfect eyeliner application.
    10. A smudge brush can transform a not-so-perfect eyeliner application.
  • 11. You can use a little bit of black eyeshadow to clean up a splotchy eyeliner line.
    11. You can use a little bit of black eyeshadow to clean up a splotchy eyeliner line.
  • 12. If you think eyeliner looks a little too intense on your face, try tightlining — which is putting the liner *beneath* your lash line.

Waterproof liner is ideal because you don’t want all that effort to rub off as soon as your eyes water.
    12. If you think eyeliner looks a little too intense on your face, try tightlining — which is putting the liner *beneath* your lash line.

    Waterproof liner is ideal because you don’t want all that effort to rub off as soon as your eyes water.
  • 13. A quick way to set or intensify color on your waterline? Dark eyeshadow.
    13. A quick way to set or intensify color on your waterline? Dark eyeshadow.
  • 14. Once you have your eyeliner where you want it, prevent the dreaded crease stamp with the help of a little translucent powder.

You don’t have to draw the perfect two-tone wing for this trick to work, promise.
    14. Once you have your eyeliner where you want it, prevent the dreaded crease stamp with the help of a little translucent powder.

    You don’t have to draw the perfect two-tone wing for this trick to work, promise.
  • 15. Not ready to fully commit to liner yet? Use your favorite shadow as a faux-liner so you can get used to a similar look.

Use a liner brush to press a darker color right next to your lashes.
    15. Not ready to fully commit to liner yet? Use your favorite shadow as a faux-liner so you can get used to a similar look.

    Use a liner brush to press a darker color right next to your lashes.
  • 16. You can also tailor your eyeliner shape to your eye shape, once you feel confident in your application skills.

But no pressure to do something super specific before you’re ready! This chart comes with this palette, but it’s helpful advice no matter what kind of makeup you’re using.
    16. You can also tailor your eyeliner shape to your eye shape, once you feel confident in your application skills.

    But no pressure to do something super specific before you’re ready! This chart comes with this palette, but it’s helpful advice no matter what kind of makeup you’re using.
  • 17. Put the liner on your eyelash curler to save time and help you get a straight line.

This technique uses a soft eye pencil, and will at least get you started—you may need to trace over the resulting line on your lid with the pencil.
    17. Put the liner on your eyelash curler to save time and help you get a straight line.

    This technique uses a soft eye pencil, and will at least get you started—you may need to trace over the resulting line on your lid with the pencil.
  • 18. And when you’re feeling like you might want a little cat eye, use this two-step trick to make it easy.
    18. And when you’re feeling like you might want a little cat eye, use this two-step trick to make it easy.

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