So, here's a guide of how to perfect your eyeliner once and for all!
Applying liner on both the top and bottom lash lines adds depth to the lashes and makes them appear much thicker. But going too thick or dark on the bottom lashes can cause your eyes to end up looking smaller.
Instead, use a lighter version of the eyeliner shade you're using for a softer touch - for example swap black for a dark brown. Another great option is using a powder eyeshadow instead of a liner - this is also great for subtle makeup as well as smokey looks.
Letting Pencil Eyeliner Smudge
Too creamy or too slick and the pencil liner is going to smudge. A surefire way to keep the product in place is by applying small amounts of eyeshadow (the same color) over the liner. The powder also acts as a primer, giving the liner a longer life-span.
Leaving Messy Lines
Creating perfectly straight lines the first time around takes some skill, and it can be frustrating perfecting this skill. An easy solution is dotting the eyeliner along the base of the lashes and then connecting the dots with a sweep of liner after. - It almost makes applying eyeliner feel like a simple game of connect the dots!
Placing Product in the Teardrop Area
Not only does this promote bacteria which can lead to infection, but it also makes the liner more prone to smudging because the inner corner can get moist throughout the day. When applying eyeliner to the upper and bottom lines, finish just before reaching this inner corner.
Applying Mascara Before Eyeliner
Always swipe on mascara last. This allows a more precise eyeliner application - it's easier to see the lash line when the eyelashes are bare. Plus, with the eyeliner in place, you'll know just how much mascara you need to apply to finish off the look!