Are you running out of time as you struggle to match the left winged eyeliner with the right? Yeah, we’ve all been there. Winged or not, eyeliner is no easy feat and can almost be considered a superpower if you get both sides right the first time. Well, if you’re one of those people, move along, it's time for us noobs and shaky hands to master how to apply eyeliner perfectly.

 

Start from the outer edge

Start from the outer edge

So, you know how to match the thickness of the eyeliner on both eyes but can never say the same for wings. First, pick a point on the outer corner of your eye. Start drawing the liner from there and work your way in. Start with small strokes by first creating the wing. Then connect the wing to the upper lash line and work your way into the inner corner of your eye.

 

Draw and fill

Draw and fill

This is one of the most common ways on how beginners usually apply eyeliner. Instead of ending up like a panda while trying to match both eyes, draw an outline. Once you’re happy with the outline on both eyes, then only start filling it in. This way, you won’t have to deal with a mess while wiping off any mistakes.

 

Dot it down

Dot it down

Do you stress out every time you get to the eyeliner when doing your makeup? Well, make it fun by literally playing the connect-the-dots game. Before you begin, apply primer so that your hard-earned eyeliner doesn’t disappear in a couple of hours. Next, take your eyeliner and add three to four dots above your upper lash line. Connect them to create an outline and fill it in. Doesn’t sound too hard, now does it?

 

Trace the lash line

Trace the lash line

Sometimes it is the easiest method of applying eyeliner that eludes us. Instead of bending over backwards for convoluted tips on how to apply eyeliner, start with the basics. Take a pencil eyeliner, hold your temple firmly with your spare hand and simply trace the lash line in small strokes. Yes, that’s it! 

 

Use a sneaky tool

Use a sneaky tool

Feel like a pro without letting anyone know how you got the perfect winged eyeliner. You can apply scotch tape from the outer corner of your eye to the end of your brows and trace it with your eyeliner. You can also use a tweezer, a spoon or even a ruler as a ruler to keep your wing straight while using gel liner.

 

Start with a thin line

Start with a thin line

It truly is about small movements. If the small stroke hack isn’t working for you, then start with a thin line. Take a liquid liner like the Lakme 9 to 5 Black Impact Liner and apply a thin line as close to your upper lash line as you can from the inner corner of your eye to the outer. Keep building on it with thin lines till you’re happy with the thickness of your eyeliner.

 

Steady your hands

Steady your hands

You may be an expert on matching the angles of your wing or the thickness of the liner on both eyes. But do shaky hands mess it up? Even the steadiest hands can lose confidence if a lot is at stake like applying a winged eyeliner when you’re supposed to meet your friends in the next five minutes. Rest your hands on your vanity desk or a table to stay steady while applying eyeliner.

 

Use the right eyeliner

Use the right eyeliner

Sometimes, all it takes for beautiful wings are the right eyeliner. If you want a smooth and dramatic winged eyeliner, a pencil won’t work well. If you want a simple and thin liner, you might make more mistakes with a liquid liner than with a pencil. Opt for a liquid liner for wings and a pigmented pencil if you want a smudged effect.

 

FAQs on how to apply eyeliner

FAQs

1) What eyeliner is easiest to apply?

If you are a beginner, a pen eyeliner like the Lakme Eyeconic Liner Pen Fine Tip will give you the accuracy and steadiness needed for a neat line. 

2) Which is better, gel or liquid eyeliner?

Gel eyeliner works well for smokey eyes since you can achieve the smudged effect well. Liquid eyeliner is better for sharp winged eyeliner.

3) How do you take off eyeliner?

Add a couple of drops of makeup remover like the Lakme Bi-Phased Makeup Remover to a cotton pad and gently wipe from the inner corner of your eye to the outer.

4) How do I keep my eyeliner from smudging?

Primers are the best way to keep your eyeliner from smudging. For additional support, invest in waterproof liners and a setting spray to keep the eyeliner intact for long.

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