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Easy Eyeliner Techniques for Beginners: Step-by-Step Guide for Perfect Lines

Master the art of applying eyeliner with our beginner-friendly guide. Learn 6 simple and effective eyeliner techniques to enhance your eyes beautifully. Perfect for those starting their makeup journey.

Applying eyeliner can be intimidating if you're just starting out, but it doesn't have to be! With a few easy techniques, you can create various looks that enhance your eyes. Here's a beginner-friendly guide to help you get started.

Dot-to-Dot Technique:

Tools: A pencil eyeliner.

How-to: Start by placing small dots along your upper lash line. Keep them as close to the lashes as possible. Then, slowly connect these dots with short, gentle strokes.

This method gives you more control and helps create a smooth, even line.

You can always clean up the edges with a cotton bud and miscella water if you make a mistake.

The Tape Trick:

Tools: Liquid eyeliner, pencil or eyeshadow and a small piece of tape. ( you can also use anything with a sharp edge like a business card for example)

How-to: Place the tape at the outer corner of your eye, angled towards your temple, to create a guide for a winged look. Draw your eyeliner as usual, using the tape as a stencil for the wing. Gently remove the tape to reveal a crisp, perfect wing.

Tightlining for Natural Definition:

Tools: A gel eyeliner and a small, flat eyeliner brush. A pencil liner make sure it is sharpened and of a creeamy smooth consistency for easy application.

How-to: Gently lift your upper eyelid and apply the gel eyeliner to the upper waterline. This technique fills in the gaps between lashes, making them appear fuller while keeping the makeup understated. I like to use this technique for a hooded eye and anyone with sparse or thin lashes as it not only adds definiton to the eye but it also makes the lashes appear thicker and fuller.

Freestyle Liner with Eyeshadow:

Tools: Eyeshadow in your color of choice, a flat eyeliner brush (or cotton bud), and micellar water (makeup remover).

How-to: Begin at the outer corner of your eye and draw a flick using your eyeshadow and brush. The beauty of this technique is in its imperfection – your flick doesn’t need to be precise. Extend the eyeshadow along your lash line as far as you desire. If it gets a bit messy, no worries! Clean up any smudges or refine the shape using micellar water on a cotton bud.

This technique offers a softer, more forgiving approach to liner and is perfect for a subtle or smoky look.

This added technique allows for a creative and less structured approach to eyeliner, suitable for those who prefer a softer, more blended aesthetic. It's a great way to incorporate colour and experiment with different intensities.

The Eyeliner Stencil:

Tools: Eyeliner stencil and your choice of eyeliner product powder works well for this technique you can always go back over with a gel or liquid afterwards.

How-to: Place the stencil where you want your eyeliner to go. Fill in the stencil with short, light strokes. This is particularly helpful for achieving symmetrical wings or specific eyeliner shapes.

Dot and Drag for a Soft Wing:

Tools: A pencil eyeliner, micellar water, and a cotton bud.

How-to: Apply a dot of eyeliner to your fingertip, then place it at the outer corner of your eye. Gently drag it upwards and outwards to create a soft wing. This method gives you a rough outline for your wing. You can tidy it up using micellar water on a cotton bud. This technique also serves as a guide if you want to apply liquid liner over it for a more defined look. By incorporating this technique, beginners can achieve a soft, easy winged look. It's a great way to practice the wing shape with the flexibility to correct any mistakes easily. Once you gain more confidence, you can transition to using liquid eyeliner for a sharper finish.

Remember, practice makes perfect! Don’t be discouraged if it takes a few tries to get it right. The key is to find a technique that works for you and to have fun experimenting with different looks.

Happy lining

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