For the best eyeliner results, try to avoid these 6 eyeliners don'ts.
1. Pull on your eyelid
It’s logical to think you need to pull on the corner of your eyelid to create a straight line, but actually once you let go of the eye you’ll see the line has become distorted. Instead, the best thing is to look straight at your mirror and keep your eyes as natural as possible. Put a dot of eyeliner where you’d like the wing to end and pull a straight line from your eyelid to that point.
2. Line the bottom of your eye
Much as we all love eyeliner, there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. So, if you’re looking to create the appearance of bigger and brighter eyes, don’t line your bottom lashes! I know we all went through that regrettable phase when we were younger, but really forget all about it immediately! A dark rim of black liner around your top and bottom eyelid will only make your eyes look smaller. The basic rule is to line one or the other. So, unless you’re specifically going for a cool upside down look, where you line your bottom lashes with a smoky look and keep your top lashes clean, we don’t recommend lining the bottom of your eye.
3. Share your eyeliner
Your eyes are beautiful but very sensitive so don’t share your eye beauty products! Not even with your sis! You might be inseparable, and dress with each other’s outfits in mind - ready for those ‘spontaneous’ Insta photo ops - but we bet you don’t wanna be rocking an eye infection together! On that note, try to always keep your eye products as clean as possible, wash your brushes regularly, and check the shelflife of your eyeliner.
4. Use a blunt kohl pencil
Drawing an even and straight wing is difficult enough so don’t even attempt it with a blunt kohl pencil because that’s just not going to work. Yes, it would definitely be okay if you’re going for a smudgy eyeliner as the base of your smoky eye look, but it’s not the way to go when attempting an edgy wing. So make sure your kohl pencil is sharpened into a neat point for the best application.
5. Pull a super uniform line
When applying your eyeliner you want to make sure the line isn’t a uniform thickness. The line on the inner half of your eyelid needs to be much thinner than the line going out to the outer half and the wing. Remember the nearer the line is to the inner corner of your eye, the thinner the line should be.
6. Be afraid of trying out different eyeliner styles
While the black winged eyeliner look is a true classic makeup look, there are so many other amazingly creative ways to draw your eyeliner! From colourful styles to faded out styles, reverse liner looks to graphic 60s styles, and floating crease looks to negative space designs, the options are endless and you’re going to love experimenting with them!
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