Today at STYLEanthropy, we’re talking about how to apply eye liner. Probably the first question on your mind – especially if you’re not one to wear makeup on the daily – is why do you need to apply an eye liner? For starters, eye liners add that dazzle to your eyes in just a matter of seconds. Okay, that may sound too magical to believe. But eyeliners define your eyes – the window to your soul! Even if you don’t apply an eyeshadow, blush and/or lipstick, having eyeliner gives you that “all polished look” without much effort.
So if you wanna give it a go, here are some tips on how to apply eye liner.
How to Apply Eye Liner
What color of liner to use?
- For blondes, red head, or light brown hair, use a brown shade.
- If you have dark brown to black hair, a black eyeliner will do you good.
With or without eyeshadow?
You can put eye liner with or without the eye shadow. But if you are wearing an eyeshadow, you should put on an eyeliner. It completes the eye makeup.
How to use a liquid eyeliner?
Make sure your brush has a thin coat of the liquid liner. Stroke it over the opening of the liquid liner container a few times to minimize the liquid on the tip of the brush. Infront of the mirror, tilt your head back. Hold the brush with your pinkie on your cheek to ensure stability.
TIP: Keep your mouth slightly open. It may sound funny, but it will help you relax your facial muscles so you are less likely to blink!
How to use a pencil eyeliner?
Make sure to sharpen the pencil to make the tip as thin as possible. Place the tip as close to your lashline as possible, along the most inner part of the upper lid, near the nose. If you want a smudge-effect on your eyeliner, it’s okay to keep the pencil a little rounded and dull. But you can use a smudger to do this anyway if you want to.
Where to apply?
With a thin stroke, apply the eyeliner to the inner corner of your eye’s upper lash line all the way to the outer corner. If you want to put eye liner on the lower lashes, make it very light. Heavy lines on the lower lashes shows an un-natural effect on your eyes – like that of an owl. 🙂
How to apply eyeliner at the lower lash line?
If you want to line the lower lash, I suggest using an eyeliner pencil to make it light and natural-looking. Put the pencil mid point at the outer lower lash line all the way to the outer corner. Of course, it’s a different story if you are using a colorful eyeliner. You can line it all throughout your outer lash line, depending on the look you’re going for.
STYLEanthropists, that’s all for now. If you have any questions about how to apply eyeliner, let me know in the comments below. Xo.