3 Surprising Steps for the Perfect Liquid Line

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Liquid liner can be a little tricky – but it’s not impossible. It’ll take a little practice, but if you follow my simple steps, you too can master that sleek liquid liner look.

Before you begin tips:

1 – I LOVE Loreal’s liquid liner, but the brush is very thin, so it will take some practice if you have a shaky hand. You may use a felt-tip liner – it has a shorter handle and tip, which makes it easier for some to use. Another option is to use a cake/gel pot liner. You will need a separate liner brush if you use one of these.

2 – Step back from the mirror after every step to make sure you’re on track. If you’re too focused on what you’re doing, when you finally step back, you may look crazy!

3 – Your liquid line can get really thick, really quickly – especially when you’re trying to correct some bumps and wiggles. If you mess up – really badly – it’s best to start over. Instead of washing your face (and all of your other makeup), just dip a Q-tip in some makeup remover and remove the liner.

4 – Rest your hand on your cheek when applying liner. It helps.

Here we go:

Start

-Start with prepped eyes – that means eye cream.

-You may use an eye primer (it helps makeup glide on smoother and prevents creasing).

-Use concealer to cover-up dark circles and puffiness.

-Apply an all-over eye shadow in a neutral shade, something that looks like your skin color, but a little lighter. The shadow may be matte or satin. Personally, I don’t like highly frosted shades on the entire lid.

*I use “Ricepaper” by MAC on my entire lid, and “Shroom” by MAC under the brow bone as a highlight.

Step 1 – Create STARTER LINE


-Draw a thin line from the outer corner of your eye towards the outer end of your brow. This line should only be a couple of millimeters long.

-Repeat this step on your other eye. Make sure both eyes are even.

*Creating the starter line makes it easier to balance both eyes. Lop-sided liner isn’t very flattering.

Step 2 – Mid-Line

– Draw a second line, from the center of your eye to the top corner of your first line.

-Fill in any gaps or spaces

Step 3 – Final Line

Draw a thin line from the inner corner of your eye to the center of your eye.

*This line should be the thinnest, gradually getting thicker. Smooth out any bumps or lumps using the tip of your liner brush.

Final Look

Groom your brows and apply mascara.

You’re done!


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  • rafal

    i like the final look soooooomuch

  • medical assistant

    Keep posting stuff like this i really like it

  • Aisha

    Thanks for the tip! Will try it out today!

  • Appletree

    Thanks so much for this simple tutorial! I have to say I have tried many different methods of applying liquid liner and never got it right until your steps! Please keep up the good work and thanks for sharing your talents with us. :)

  • http://md5.my-addr.com/ FrurnesyMes

    Many thanks.

  • alisa

    Everytime I use liquid when I do I don’t bring it to the cornor of my eye because sometimes I get black in the corner of my eyes how do I prevent that from happening?