Getting that perfect cat eye is probably the reason it takes us girls so long to get out the door. It’s always tricky to get your liquid eyeliner on right and even harder to get two to match. Today, I’ll be sharing 5 tips to perfect your eyeliner game. I do my eyeliner with just a small flick at the end but I think these tips will be applicable no matter what style you prefer.
1) Use a Compact Mirror
I apply my makeup in the bathroom. That means half the time, I’m bending over my sink to get close enough to the mirror on the wall. If you want to minimize errors with your eyeliner application, use the mirror on your eyeshadow palette, or cheek products. This way, you can see your eye in greater detail without having to lean in across the sink.
2) Look Down
I don’t have a lot of lid space so it’s important I draw my eyeliner on close to my actual lash line. One trick I found is to put the mirror at about 45 degree angle so the eye is looking down. This way, it opens up your lid space and allows you to get closer to your lash line.
3) Stabilize Your Elbow
Depending on where you are, you can try to put your elbow on a coffee table, counter top, or even bathtub edge. One of the issues with applying eyeliner is shaky hands. You can eliminate this by putting your elbow on a solid surface. Once you do this, your hands will be a lot more steady and you can get a more even line.
4) Sit Down
This kind of goes in line with the previous tip and it’s all about stabilizing body parts that do not need to be involved in the eyeliner application. I find when I sit down, there’s no swaying action that can potentially cause a slip. Once you sit down, there’s also more surfaces that are available for you to put your elbow somewhere flat and sturdy.
5) Try Different Shapes
Lastly, play with different shapes and techniques. If I tried to follow Youtube tutorials with the crazy angled cat eyes, I would look like a real feline. By following my lash line instead and just doing a small flick, it really opens my eyes. If you’re not happy with how your eyeliner is looking, try different techniques. Start at the middle of the lid, try to draw a straight line, or bringing the liner all the way down the inner corner. Have fun and experiment until you find what works for your eye shape!
I hope you try these out and let me know if any of these tips helped! I like to look for a skinny felt tip that is not too firm and not too soft. My recommendations are the Fenty Beauty Flyliner and the It Cosmetics Superhero Liner. I’ll be reviewing a couple more eyeliners and I can’t wait to put together an all time favorites list for liquid eyeliners. Stay tuned!