So… if you’ve ever watched a makeup artist do their thing, you know that there all sorts of little tricks that make everything look noticeably better. Such techniques might appear to come as second nature to the pros but to everyone else it’s often a very different story…especially when it comes to eyeliner. Don’t fret, that’s only because makeup artists need to work very quickly due to time constraints and need to know quick yet effective tricks.
To help you achieve the flawless eyeliner application of your dreams, try some of these tricks next time:
- Get up close to the lash line…
This is definitely one of the biggest eyeliner challenges because if you don’t get close enough to the lash line, you lose the intensity you were trying to create. You can also try using an angled brush to get the eyeliner right where you want it but always try to leave no gaps.
- Smooth application…
Try applying a very thin layer of eye shadow first to get a soft, clean eyeliner look. This will also help the eyeliner glide on, allowing you to create a soft line and helps it to last longer as well.
- Not all in one stroke…
If you didn’t know, you can do a series of small strokes across the lash line and do a connect-the-dots kind of thing with your eyeliner. You’ll make fewer mistakes and end up with a more even application. (see image tutorial)
- Change it up without starting over…
Who said you need to redo your makeup?
You can switch things up and take your look from day to night with just one simple addition. Simply apply a bold or brighter shadow on top of your brown or black liner and mix it together to create an edgy more dramatic look.
Hope you found this post useful, feel free to share your eyeliner stories with us!
Till next time,
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