Choose Your Eyeliner Wisely
Liquids are prone to wobbliness, while pencils are known for their smeary downside. This is why it’s important to consider your formula when it comes to creating a beautiful, defined eye. I always opt for gel liners as they’re easy to apply and tend to last longer. It’s key to choose a waterproof liner too – especially if, like me, you have hooded eyes that can get watery easily. My go-to is Marc Jacobs Highlighter Liquid Gel Liner. The applicator is very thin and it’s shaped like a crayon, so you get complete control and better precision.
Do The Inner Corners First
Everyone does it differently but, if I am doing it on myself, I always start with the inner corner of the eye, drawing the thinnest line possible from there, across to the centre of the lids before stopping. This gives you time to pause and review the start of the line that you’ve created and perfect it if needed. Then I move over to the flick before filling in the rest of the lid. I recommend really keeping your eyes open for this part and looking straight ahead, so you can see the exact spot you should place the wing – this is especially important for anyone with hooded eyes that wants an even finish.
Erase Mistakes Strategically
Smudged eyeliner happens. When it does, don’t remove all your make-up in a panic. Instead of starting from scratch, keep a Q-tip handy and dip it into an oil-free make-up remover (I love Bioderma’s), using the small head as a tiny eraser, or to perfect the line itself. If you’re out and about or don’t have remover nearby, moisturiser and primers both work at removing wonky edges as well, so they’re great to keep in your make-up bag.
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