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All The Tips And Tricks You Need To Ace The Liquid Eyeliner

Whether you're a makeup beginner or a seasoned pro, liquid eyeliner still remains one of the hardest makeup items to master. Don't fret though - here are some handy tips and tricks that will help you ace it in no time.

liquid eyeliner

Liquid eyeliner presents several advantages over pencil or gel liners – it is usually more heavily pigmented than the others, which helps if you want a dramatic look; it tends to last longer, gives more precise definition and is the one item to use if you want to achieve the perfect cat-eye. Unfortunately, it is not the easiest thing to master. If you’re still struggling with it (don’t worry, we all are), here are some tips and tricks to help you along:


#1: Start with pencil

liquid eyeliner

Kjaer Weis Eye Pencil – Black, US$26 (S$34),

If starting straight off the bat with a liquid eyeliner sounds terrifying, then perhaps line your eyes with a pencil liner first. Once that’s done, trace over it with a liquid eyeliner. If your problem is unsteady hands, it might help to rest your elbow on a sturdy surface or to rest your hand against your cheek as you draw.

#2: Shadow before liner

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Mac Cosmetics Eye Shadow, $30, Sephora

Remember this – always apply your eyeshadow (if you’re wearing any) before your eyeliner. This creates a dry base for the eyeliner to adhere to. If you are not planning on wearing any eyeshadow, at least lightly dust a bit of nude or neutral eyeshadow on your eyelids.