Eyeliner can be your best friend, or your worst enemy. There are so many tricks to the trade. So how do you know if you are doing it right for the best and most flattering look? I have found makeup tips from all over the web to get that look you are looking for. Or just some tips you may have not thought of for your best look.

 

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Layer Your Liner
“If you’re not a professional makeup artist, it can be difficult to line those eyes, but then again liquid liner tends to stay on longer and smudge-free. So what I do is, I line my eyes first with a pencil liner because it’s easier to make that straight line with it. Then I go back on the line with the liquid liner. It’s kind of like coloring! The result? Your eye liner will stay on, smudge-free, and well-lined.”
-Ysolt Usigan, beauty and style contributor at Huffington Post

For Soft and Sexy Eye Makeup
“For an eye look that’s defined but not too heavy, line your upper lash line with black eyeliner and the bottom lash line with brown eyeliner. This is one of my biggest makeup artist tricks for beautiful, soft eyes!”
Mally Roncal, celebrity makeup artist


To Open Up Your Eyes

“Take a white eye pencil and line the inside rim of your lower eyelid. This really makes eyes pop!

 Fun fact: Look at the old black/white photos of the gorgeous women of the ‘30s and ‘40s like Marlene Dietrich and you’ll see this was done to them. Additionally, if your eyes are a close set, use the white pencil to lightly line the section where the upper and lower lids come together, closest to the nose. This will make them appear wider apart. The key here is to make sure it’s subtle.”
-Candice Sabatini, editorial director of BeautyNewsNYC.com

 

For Thin Brows
“For people with thin eyebrows, use a pencil first that is a bit lighter than your natural color to define the shape, then follow with a brow powder that is close to your natural hair color with a thin, strong angle brush. After, use a brow gel or sealer which will set the powder. My fave is the Model in a Bottle – Long Lasting Eyebrow Sealer. It is by far the best sealer out there and I have tried many.”
-Lauren Fanuzzi, beauty guru and art director

 

Make Mascara Count
“Make a $5 tube of mascara look as good as the results from a $25 tube by holding a business card up along the inside edge of your eyelashes and sweeping the brush against it with your other hand. This way your lashes can’t bend out of the way of the brush and you end up coating every lash all the way to the tip. The results will leave you wide-eyed in more ways than one.”
-Wendy Toth, senior lifestyle editor for Digital Works @NBCU

 

On the Inside
“Lining the waterline, or inner rim of the eye, adds intensity and extra definition, and creates the illusion of a thicker, fuller lash line.”
-Gilbert Soliz, Lead Artist for the Sephora PRO Beauty Team

 

Faking the Straight Line
“Smudging is key when you’re afraid you won’t create a straight line,” says Chang-Babaian. “When applying eyeliner, it’s not about creating a straight line with the pencil, but going back and forth with your brush until the line is smooth.”
-Eye makeup guru, Taylor Chang-Babaian, author of “Style Eyes.

 

Larger Eyes

“If you completely cover both the top and bottom lash lines with eyeliner, you’re going to close the eye, making it look smaller. To make it look larger, you only want to apply it both halfway on top and bottom.”
Makeup artist Carmindy from TLC’s What Not to Wear

 

Make Them Look

“Wherever you put darkness is where your eye is drawn to, which means eyeliner allows you to change the shape of your eye.” Got small eyes? Make them bigger with a smoky wraparound. Want to elongate your eyes’ width? Do an exaggerated winged tip.”my thirty spot.







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