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
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
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.