Every makeup junkie should know these incredible eyeliner tips! Eyeliner is such a major part of our beauty routine, and the perfect wing is the icing on the cake. Here’s a compilation of eyeliner hacks and tricks just for you!
These Eyeliner Tips Will Change Your Life
When I was starting out as a makeup artist, lining the eye was a major challenge personally and professionally. I had to keep practicing on myself and eventually, I had to push myself to get better at eyeliner application on different people with different eye shapes and challenges. So I think it’s awesome that there’s a lot of available eyeliner tutorials online to help you achieve different eye looks with different eyeliner tips, because let’s face it, eyeliner is life. But to make your life easier, I’ve compiled a list of the best eyeliner tips that you should take note of. Let’s start!
1. Rimming The Waterline
This is one of the oldest eyeliner hacks out there, yet not a lot of people use it, so I feel it necessary to include in this list. This trick keeps your eyeliner in place for hours, without smudging or running.
2. White Liner as Shadow Base
A white eyeliner can be used as an eyeshadow base to really make eyeshadow pigments pop on the eye. A creamier consistency also gives the pigment more hold, thereby affecting how it will wear throughout the day.
3. Triple Winged Eyeliner
Sometimes a simple eyeliner work just won’t do the trick, this graphic eyeliner tip gives you an avant-garde look that you can still wear without looking too weird. I’m about to try this one myself, so go ahead and see how this suits you.
4. Scotch Tape Trick for Liquid Liners
This eyeliner hack is an age old trick that truly works. Remember to take out the stickiness of the tape by first sticking it on your hand so it won’t tug on your delicate eye area. Find out how you can use this simple household supply to good use with your makeup routine.
5. From Pencil to Liquid
Here’s a trick I personally use, I line my eyes with a pencil liner around the lash line, most days I create just a little wing tip to create an almond-shaped eye. It doesn’t have to be perfect at this point because I follow it up with a liquid liner on top and softly blend out the edges of the pencil liner. By doing this, I’m creating a guide for the liquid liner and creating a soft smokey edge to the eyeliner look.
6. Easiest Eyeliner Trick
This eyeliner hack is really easy to do, it gives you the best hack to create a sophisticated smokey eye look with just an eyeliner and a bronze eyeshadow, quite honestly, is the easiest eyeliner trick out there. Just line your eye with liquid liner and then swipe a creamy bronze shadow and blend the edges. Voila! an easy, smokey eye look in a little over 1 minute.
7. Colored Ombre Pastel Eyeliner
Afraid you’ll look like a child when wearing colored eyeliner, I wouldn’t worry about it, makeup is supposed to be fun. Besides, don’t we all want to look young?
8. Dropped Eyeliner Trick
This is a stylish look to wear every day. A dropped eyeliner is when you bring the base of the wing slightly below the upper lash line going into the wing tip. Take note that this look requires for a more rounded tip at the end of the winged liner so don’t worry about keeping the tip sharp. Just make sure that it looks clean.
9. Perfect Cat Eye Eyeliner
Every woman must know how to make the basic winged cat eye eyeliner. It is simply such a beautiful, feminine, flirty look that creates such a strong statement for anyone. Learn how you can a sexy cat eyeliner and more with this tutorial on this page.
Got monolid eyes? Don’t worry, this winged eyeliner will open up those beautiful eyes!
10. Two Toned Winged Eyeliner
This eyeliner hack is anything but boring. By using two colored liners, you can create a fun look that’s perfect for spring or summer. But if you use darker colors like plums and blues, I’m sure this is something you can pull off for fall and winter as well.
11. Bigger Eye with White Eyeliner
This eyeliner hack works on anyone. Whether you already have big eyes or if you have smaller, Asian eyes, this hack creates a bright and bigger looking eye that helps you look more awake. It does this by creating an illusion that the lower lash line is an extension of the white part of the eye, making the eye appear bigger and wide awake.
12. DIY Gel Eyeliner
Say what? We are all for beauty on a budget so I’m excited to share this DIY makeup project with you. This eyeliner hack creates a gel liner consistency using pencil liner, making application easier and creamier.
13. Upside Down Cat Eye
A cat eye look can also be achieved by lining your lower lash instead of your lid, this is one of the more complicated things to do in terms of eyeliner and this beauty hack definitely needs a careful study.
14. Open Eyeliner
A little tricky but it’s totally worth it. Take time to practice this eyeliner hack and you’ll look like you just got off the runway. It’s a typical cat liner only you have to do it on your lower lash line as well.
15. White Eyeliner
This eyeliner hack is more of a trick and it’s beautifully subtle, give your peepers a different look by using a white or a nude eyeliner and brighten up your face with such an unexpected element.
16. Thin Line
Eyeliners don’t have to be thick all the time, created a defined eye look by running a thin line of eyeliner on your lash line. This eyeliner requires precision. So learn the technique and practice, practice, practice!
17. Glitter Liner
Does glitter eyes intimidate you? Not anymore! Be the life of the party when you wear this colorful eyeliner hack, learn to put on glitter in just the right place.
If you feel you need more eyeliner hacks as a beginner then watch this video from Tina Yong:
When it comes to beauty and makeup, we always want a clean, polished, beautiful look; this is also the goal when drawing on eyeliner. You’ll love these eyeliner tips and tricks to make life a little bit easier. Remember that it can get messy, but don’t worry you’ll get better in time. Also, remember that Q-tips precision tips are a girl’s best friend. And if you’re looking for some new eyeliner in black or a variety of colors? Check out these great options!
Which of these eyeliner tips have you tried and are going to try? Let us know in the comments section below.
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in November 2016 has been updated for quality and relevancy.