We all know how important it is to line our eyes; a look is just never complete without it, so I’ve compiled some helpful eyeliner tutorials for you.
If you’ve ever heard of the quote “never ask a girl with winged eyeliner why she’s late” then you’ve probably either laughed at it or thought it was funny because let’s face it, you can relate. We’ve all been through our own personal eyeliner journeys and if yours is a big struggle, don’t worry you’re not alone, and this is why I am so grateful to all these makeup artists and enthusiasts who come up with different tutorials to help make our lives easier. Thanks to me for compiling them for you (laughs). Seriously, though, let’s have a look at it and help each other’s eyeliner game.
Makeup Tips | 12 Game-Changing Eyeliner Tutorials You’ll Be Thankful For
There are times when we feel lazy bringing too much makeup in our bag. Other times, it’s a NEED to have less – like when we travel! The good thing is when you have an eyeliner in your makeup bag, trust me, you don’t need more. You just need to know the different eyeliner styles and you’ll be good to go.
1. Winged Eyeliner
Alright, first off our list is the famous winged eyeliner. It’s probably the go-to look of every makeup junkie, but it’s also one of the trickiest. Put it on your eye for an instant made up look and you can even wear alone without eyeshadow or you can put it on top of a really glammed up eye look for that sexy eye flick.
2. Eyeshadow Eyeliner
One of my favorite among eyeliner tutorials is the idea of being able to use your eyeliner as an eyeshadow too. Take a creamy eyeliner so you can soften it with a brush after and place it all over the lid area, be careful not to overdo it unless you want to look like a panda. As in all things eyeliner, it comes with practice. Of course, you have the option to jazz it up with a few glitters.
3. Cat Eye
A Cat eye is such a mesmerizing way to line your eyes, it creates that almond eye illusion really well because it elongates the lines of your eyes on the outer corner and the inner corner too, creating a sloping arch that tricks people into thinking you have an almond eye shape. One of the best eyeliner tutorials you can ever have stored away in your brain is a cat eye tutorial, because honestly, I have a hard time doing a cat eye on myself.
4. Soft Cat-Eye
A soft cat eye brings such a flirty, dainty look this would work especially well for girls who have yet to master their eyeliner game. Use a cat eye false lashes for added effect and you’re off to a glam night out without having to worry about smudged out lines at the end of the night.
Watch this video eyeliner tutorial by Jaclyn Hill:
Another way of using your eyeliner is to tight line on the upper lash line, which means you have to go really close and in between the lashes to create a fuller, younger looking effect. As you age, your lash hair gets sparse, so this is a good trick to make you look more youthful. Be sure to use eyeliner that is smudge proof so you don’t have to worry about messy eyes later on.
6. Smudged Eyeliner
A smokey halo around the eyes is really easy to achieve by using a creamy eyeliner and smudging it out on the edges, this gives your eyes a sophisticated frame and gives you a bolder look. This can definitely be worn in the day but be careful not to darken it too much.
Watch this eyeliner tutorial from BH Cosmetics and find out how to create this look:
7. Thin Eyeliner
Eyeliners don’t have to be thick all the time, you can create a more defined eye shape with just a thin eyeliner running across your lid. This trick is also very helpful for monolid eyes, it creates a little flick towards the end but hides the line across your lid.
Check out the tutorial below and learn how to create a barely there look with your eyeliner:
8. Arabic Makeup
Arab women are known for their beautiful, striking eyes, their makeup routine is also known to focus on eyes that tell a story. Dramatic and enchanting with the use of bold colors and bold eyeliner looks.
Take a look at this makeup tutorial by Carli Bybel and learn how to create one for you:
9. Bold Bat Eyeliner
Graphic eyeliners are not seen everyday but who can tell you what to do with your makeup right? I’d wear a graphic eyeliner every time I feel like it. This eyeliner tutorial of a bat wing liner is one for the books, wear it alone with just a hint of color on your lips and subtle blush and you can totally rock out this look walking in the streets of Manhattan.
10. Dramatic Eyeliner
A dramatic eyeliner calls for bold thick lines, it can be a simple winged eye or a graphic eye look that creates drama to your peepers. For this list, I’ve picked out this winged liner look to show you that a dramatic eyeliner doesn’t have to be messy, it can be clean and polished as well. The key is to keep it bold and thick.
Check out the video below and see how you can recreate this look:
11. Smoked-Out Winged Eyeliner
A smokey winged liner is a such a beautiful accent to have to your eyes, the soft edge creates a bit of an edginess to it for days when you don’t really feel a polished look. This is perfect for anyone working in the field when you’re up and about, and not really sitting in all day.
Check out the video tutorial and learn how to create a smokey winged liner:
12. Rimming The Waterline
Rimming the eye line is a little similar to tightlining, but this technique gives your eyeliner more wear, lasting longer and looking bolder.
Learn how to make your eyeliner last with this simple video on eyeliner tutorials:
If you’re ready to up your eyeliner game to another level, check out this graphic eyeliner tutorial from Kristianathe:
Learning how to line your eyes properly helps in creating different makeup looks for different occasions. I think this is one of the must-learn technique in makeup artistry, you just can’t do without it.
Let me know if these eyeliner tutorials have helped you in the comments section below and if you think this article has been helpful, there is another tutorial article that would help you out in your makeup journey, check it out here.