This is a part of makeup I have never had problems with. I got the hang of it after 1 or 2 tries and have been using liquid liner since 7th grade. What is an Indian girl without her black liquid liner? I thought that this was an easy task but after talking to my friends I know that there are lots of people who needed a LOT of practice before getting the hang of it, and still make mistakes.
First things first-there is no strict rule when it comes to lining. Apply the way you feel most comfortable with.
- There is no need to begin from the inner corner of your eyes, instead begin from the middle, work your way out then draw in the inner part.
- You don’t have to apply a line in a single stroke. Draw thin short strokes to form a neat line. This helps you to make fewer mistakes.
- First of all make a thin line, and then you can go back and build it up gradually. Always remember to keep the line thin at the inner corners and thicken it towards the middle [or the end] according to your eye shape.
- Another thing you can do is you can apply small dots from the outer part of the eye into the inner part, getting smaller as they go. Then you can join them together then you can apply a single stroke over it, and you will have a perfect line!
- If you are really not good at it, you can first use a pencil liner to draw on a line, and then apply liquid liner on top of it.
- When drawing, it would look better if you keep your eyelids open while drawing and keep the line following you eyelids natural curve. For this you can take a small mirror and look down into it so that your entire eyelid is visible to you.
- When lining our eyes rest your elbow on the table and rest your pinkie on your cheek for more control.
- Liquid liner pen [like Lakme Eye artist pen] are more comfortable for first time liquid liner users. But make sure you don’t use it like a color pencil, hold it by the end for more control.
- Never try using liquid liner for the first time when you are going to a function. If you do make a mistake you will have dark shadows.
- If you make small mistakes i.e. smudge or spill on your face ,use a cotton bud[Q tip] dipped in makeup remover and press it on the mistake and twist to clean the mistake without messing up rest of your makeup.
- If you are making a wing, always wing it upwards. Downward wings can make your eyes look sleepy.
- Be aware of your age, the function, and the place you are going to. If you are 35+and you apply a line as thick as a finger, or line your eyes heavily to work, you will end up looking graceless.
- If you are really fair opt for a coffee brown liner for everyday usage and midnight black for parties.
Guys, blog sale is coming up. Trying to include Bourjois and Inglot stuff so that people who don’t have access to these brands can benefit from the sale. 🙂 I think I must let a few things go now.Thanks, Ki. 🙂– If some of my contributors want to take part in the sale, they may send me an mail. We can do a joint sale also. And no, I won’t be taking the commission.lol!!