Applying Eyeliner - Tips & Tricks

Friday, 11 March 2016

Eyeliner is that one makeup item that I hardly ever leave the house without wearing-I just love the timeless glamour of a cat eye flick, and adore how you can excentuate the eyes with the simple stroke of a liner pen. However, I am very well aware that applying eyeliner is considered one of the most difficult tasks within the makeup routine. So, after years of trying to perfect my own liner, I thought it would be nice to share some of my tips and tricks with those of you who do struggle with the perfect winged look.


Tips

Be Patient...this definitely needs to be said to anyone before they make a start on applying eyeliner, because unless you are just naturally gifted at drawing liner flicks, it is definitely going to take you some practice before you get it right. If you are going to try eyeliner, then make sure you put aside some time to do so, because even after a good few years of wearing liner, some days it still feels like it takes me forever to get it right.

Apply Liner First...I learnt this tip a little too late, and spent quite a long time messing up my base makeup because of wonky or uneven eyeliner. Nowadays, I tend to put on my eyeshadow, wipe off any fallout or messiness into straight lines and then follow those eyshadow lines when I apply my liner afterwards. That way, it doesn't matter all too much if I mess up, as I can simply pop some concealer over the messy areas later on.

Makeup Wipes are a Necessity...which ever way you apply your liner, and at whatever point in your makeup routine that you do it, you are bound to need wipes to clean up mistakes or smudges. Baby wipes or Makeup wipes will suffice, and will also come in handy to straighten up your flicks even after years of applying liner.


Ideal Products

Soap&Glory Supercat Liner... I have been using this product for a couple of years now and definitely won't be straying far from using it in the future. The pen on this liner is really thin at the end, but has the potential to create thicker lines and flicks too, which makes for really simple application. It also wipes off really quickly and easily (perfect for when you do make mistakes), and it doesn't dry out for months on end, which gives you excellent value for money.

Bourjois  Intuitive Liner... If you are just starting out with applying eyeliner, then a product like this with a dotting tool might be perfect for you. Although I have never personally tried anything like this before, I have heard many people rave about how simple it makes applying neat eyeliner. Plus, from a company like Bourjois I would definitely trust this products quality as all the other products of theirs that I have tried, have been great.

Rimmel Glam Eyes Liner... However, if a pen product just isn't working out for you, then something like this might be right up your street. When I first started wearing eyeliner, I actually used a brush product similar to this and I did find it quite easy to use for cute little flicks. Now, I do personally prefer a pen product for doing my eyeliner, but of course, everyone has different preferences when it comes to make up and for only £6 or so, this brush product is definitely worth a try!

I do love wearing eyeliner, and feel quite naked if I am to leave the house without it on! Liner is such a classic addition to any makeup routine, and therefore, I really do hope that these few tips and product recommendations helped some of you out!

Thank you for Reading,

Olivia xo

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20 comments:

  1. Great post! it's so frustraiting when the cat eye doesn't look nice but once you get it, it's totally worth all the effort!
    Paula | www.namelesgap.blogspot.com

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  2. Great post! I often struggle with getting the perfect eyeliner so this was really helpful :)
    xx
    Mikayla | thatluckieone.com

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    1. Sometimes it's really difficult isn't it?!

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  3. To be honest, i sometimes miss out eyeliner because it usually goes wrong and most of the time i can't be bothered in the mornings, haha! Loved this post though :) x

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  4. Great tips! It's so frustrating when you mess up your whole makeup with one step. I usually do do my liquid liner last, but I've learnt that doing the flick first usually makes it go right first time more often xx

    Laura | Lala London: Beauty & Lifestyle

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    1. I agree, doing the flick first does make it a lot easier :-)

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  5. It has definitely taken me YEARS to master my flick, and for me it really is all in the product as I need something basically idiot-proof. The Supercat liner looks amazing so I'll have to try that one next :)

    Claire | Stylingo.co.uk xx

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    1. The Supercat liner is amazing, you will love it Claire!

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  6. These are great tips! Liner can be super tricky to apply. Like you I love a pen but sometimes I love a smudgeable kohl pencil. Love the mini product list.
    xo
    styleontheside.com

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    1. Thank you, I really want to try kohl liner as it's something I have never used before!

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  7. Haha, love how you wrote patince first because that's definitely number one thing you need whilst doing eye liner! x

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    1. It definitely is! It took me way too long to realise that it takes time to get it right!

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  8. This was so so helpful and your eyeliner is goals! x

    Kate// katerosexo1.blogspot.com

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  9. Patience is definitely key! Especially when you're in a rush. Just taking a minute to steady yourself and relax will help SO much (and save a ton of time because you'll be focusing on your liner, rather than messing it up time after time!).

    Erin
    http://sexycardi.blogspot.ca

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