Thursday, 18 July 2013

How to Apply Eyeliner – Ways, How to Do, Tips, Remove, Secrets and Choosing Best Eye Liner Types


  • How do I choose the right eyeliner?
  • How do I apply the eyeliners on my upper lid?
  • How do I apply eyeliners on my lower eyelid?
  • What preparations do I need before I apply eyeliner?
  • Which between mascara, eyeshadow, and eyeliner should I apply first?
  • What are some of the eyeliner tips, secrets and ideas?
Applying eyeliner is a simple and effortless exercise that can be accomplished by anyone. We rate it is as a simple exercise that will take less than two minutes for people who are experienced. If it is your first time, you should not hurry. Take your time to do it perfectly.
  • How do I choose the right eyeliner?
  • How do I apply the eyeliners on my upper lid?
  • How do I apply eyeliners on my lower eyelid?
  • What preparations do I need before I apply eyeliner?
  • Which between mascara, eyeshadow, and eyeliner should I apply first?
  • What are some of the eyeliner tips, secrets and ideas?
Applying eyeliner is a simple and effortless exercise that can be accomplished by anyone. We rate it is as a simple exercise that will take less than two minutes for people who are experienced. If it is your first time, you should not hurry. Take your time to do it perfectly.

How to Choose the Best Eyeliner

How to Choose the Best Eyeliner - Different Styles of Applying Eyeliners
How to Choose the Best Eyeliner – Different Styles of Applying Eyeliners
The first step towards successful use of eyeliner is being able to choose the right eyeliner that will accentuate your facial features. Your choice of eyeliner will be dependent on the facial features you have and looks you want to achieve.
For instance, people with blue eyes might decide to go for dramatic or subtle looks and this will affect the choice of their eyeliner. While choosing the best eyeliner, here are some of the most important considerations:

1. Forms of eyeliners

When choosing the best eyeliner, you need to understand that eyeliners come in various forms. Some of the popular forms that exists include permanent eyelinerpencil eyelinerglitter eyelinerliquid eyeliner,gel eyelinerwaterproof eyelinerskohl eyeliner pencil among many other eyeliners. We have comprehensive covered on each of the above eyeliners. Visit each type above and to get more insight, including how to apply them and some important tips.

2. Eyeliner Colors

The second consideration you need to bear in mind is the eyeliner color you want to use. There are different types of eyeliner colors. Some of the common eyeliner colors you will find include Blue EyelinerBlack Eyeliner, and White Eyelinerbrown and other eyeliner colors.
We have also covered on each of this eyeliner colors and given examples of the various brands you can use. See more on 14 common eyeliner colors as well as best brands for each color.

3. Facial Features

The third and very important thing to look at when choosing the best eyeliner is your facial features. This includes thing such as the color of your eyeshair and skin tone. For people who have blue and brown eyes, we have comprehensively written on eyeliners for brown eyes and eyeliners for blue eyes including how to apply them.
For those who have hazel eye color, green, graypurpleamber, and violet colors can go with the general rule of choosing complimentary colors of eyeliner. Also, visit each of these eye colors as we have covered something on eye makeup for different eye colors.
Alternatively, you will follow the same rules as the ones for choosing eyeshadow colors. See How to Choose Eyeshadow Colors. This should guide you on how to choose eye makeup colors not for just eyeliners or eyeshadow but also mascara and other face makeup.
To help you choose the best eyeliner, you should know that brown and black are the most common and give natural looks. People with lighter eye colors should go for browns, bronze and plums. Those with darker eye should for gray, black and dark brown or any other dark shades.
Be careful when using monochromatic colors of eyeliner since we do not generally use monochromatic colors. However, they can be used and help accentuate your eyes further, if chosen well.

4. Look You Want to Achieve

Finally, when choosing the best eyeliner, you need to decide on the type of looks you want to achieve. For Instance,pencil eyeliners can help create a softer look compared to using liquid eyeliner. Furthermore, glitter eyeliner is good for night outs and parties while black and brown will be ideal for daytime.
Some of the common looks you might want to achieve include subtlebold or dramatic looks. Bold looks are achieved using thicker lines and vivid colors while thin lines will give you subtle look unless the eyeliner itself is of a very vivid color.

How to Apply Eyeliner – Wearing Eyeliner

How to Apply Eyeliner – Tips, Secrets and Best Eye Liner Types
Right Posture when Applying Eyeliner
The above knowledge should give you a hint on how you can choose your eyeliner. If you have not gotten any of the best eyeliners, you can quickly see some of the best eyeliners for each type and best eyeliner colors. Let us now turn to how to apply eyeliner. Here is what you will need when applying eyeliner.
  • Eyeliner
  • Makeup remover
  • Cotton Swabs
  • Eyeliner Brushes

When applying eyeliners on the upper lash line, we are going to consider general steps to follow. The exact steps might vary a little depending of the form of eyeliner you are using e.g. liquid,powdered, gel, pencilkohl pencil, etc.
1. Sit or stand in front of a mirror with your dominant’s hands wrist resting on your face. If you have shaky hands, it is advisable you rest the elbow of your dominant hand on a firm surface. Tilt your head backward slightly to ensure your eye is half-open. This will ensure you get a perfect application angle while seeing what you are doing at the same time.
2. While using either a continuous or a dotted line, apply your eyeliner closest to the upper eyelash line as you can to create the illusion that you have thicker eyelashes. You should begin from the outer eye corner towards the inner eye corner and not the vice versa. Some makeup artists often advice you to begin from inner corner outwards. It still works well.
3. Using a magnifying mirror will ensure better application but this can be time consuming. If you used dotted lines, you should afterwards join the dots to form a continuous line. Using dotted lines is a good way for people who cannot draw continuous lines easily.
4. As you draw, ensure the line is as thin as possible. In case you need a thicker line, you can afterwards build on it.
If you are using liquid eyeliner, you should not blink until the eyeliner completely dries to avoid transferring the eyeliner to the crease of your eye.
5. Avoid extending your upper eyelash line to the teardrops or let it not hug the teardrop since you will look very theatrical. However, if this is your intention, it is OK.
While applying eyeliner on the upper lash line, you can create various effects. Some of the common effects are making the line on the outer corner thicker, especially from the outer a third for some drama or classic looks. Furthermore, turn up your eyeliner slightly if you have the downturned eye corners, smudge it upwards using your finger or cotton swab to soften your looks.
Furthermore you can create cat eye looks or smokey eye looks or begin with a thin line on your inner eye corners and make it thicker as you move to the outer eye corners.
An important tip when for applying eyeliner on the upper lash line is to avoid pulling your eye so much using the index finger of the opposite hand (the hand you are not using to apply eyeliner).
Whereas pulling your eyelid slightly on the outer corner will ensure you apply eyeliner much more easily, you need to be careful since this can cause eye wrinkles. Just look intently into the mirror and apply eyeliner. If you have to lift or pull the outer edge of your eyelid,  this is important for people who have hooded eyes, ensure it is gentle.

Applying Eyeliner on the Lower Lash Line

When it comes to applying eyeliner on your lower or bottom lash line, the procedure is more or less the same as the one for upper lash line. However, here are the a few things that will ensure you look perfect:
  • Your chin should be down and eyes looking upwards, wide open.
  • Beginning from your outer eye corner, draw a line three quarter way while tracing your lower lash line. This is donebelow your lower lash line and not above i.e.on the inner rim of the lower lash line. The line should be light. You can make it bolder if you need to do so. However, if you want it bold, the line should also be bolder towards the outer eye corners and thinner or faded as you come to the inner eye corner. For natural looks, you should follow the natural eye shape while lining your lower lash line.

What if I Mess – How to Remove Eyeliner

In case during the process of applying eyeliner you mess up, you will have to clear the mess using the right makeup remover (see how to remove makeup) depending on the type of eyeliner you are using. Afterwards, you will have to apply all the other eye makeup you had applied before reapplying your eyeliner.