15 Awesome Eyeliner Hacks That Will Make Every Woman’s Life Easier
Just a little eye makeup, some eyeliner and mascara, can elevate your entire face.
Henry David Thoreau once said, “The eye is the jewel of the body.” and it couldn’t be truer.
Haven’t we all had those days when we struggled to get the wings of both eyes to look the same?
But it’s not always easy, is it?
How many times have we gotten late for a meeting cause a wrong stroke of the liner took us forever to fix?
We Hear You. We Got You.
Here are 15 tried and tested Eyeliner hacks that will make your makeup routine much easier and effortless.
If you are just starting out, liquid liners can be messy and painful to get right.
For newbies, we suggest using a pencil liner. A creamy kohl pencil or roll-on liner can be the easiest to apply and will glide swiftly over your lids.
1. For The Beginners
If you find it difficult to get the perfect shape and match liner on both eyes, use a pencil liner as a guide first, and then follow up with a liquid liner on top.
2. Pencil first
Many of us find it difficult to make our liners last through the day. In this case, start with a pencil liner followed with a light dusting of a matching eyeshadow on top. This will hold your liner in place for long and prevent it from smudging.
3. Dust Eye Shadow
Tightlining is a technique where you apply liner on the upper waterline of your eye. This is also called invisible eyeliner, as the liner is not obvious but makes your eyelashes look much thicker and gives you a natural, no makeup look.
4. Tightlining Method
If you are a little underconfident to apply the liquid liner in one stroke, use a pencil liner to create dots on your eyelids. Use these dots as a navigating line to apply your liquid liner in one sweeping stroke.
5. The Dotting Method
Let’s be honest, getting the perfect winged eye is one of the trickiest things to do unless you have the steady hands of a surgeon.
So, here’s a tape hack you can try to get the perfect cat eyes.
6. The Tape Method
• Use a tape as a stencil or a straight ruler. We suggest using surgical tape as it is gentle on the skin.
• Take about an inch or two of the tape and place it under the outer corner of your eyes. It should be diagonal from your nose, towards your temple.
• Use a bent eyeliner brush for precision and start drawing along the tape going upward from the outer corner.
• Finish drawing your liner over your lids, narrowing as you go inwards.
• Gently remove the tape and Voila! You've have a perfect winged eyeliner.
If you don’t have ordinary tape or surgical tape, use a band-aid instead. Same rules apply as in the tape method.
If you want to quickly change your formal day look to a night look without doing much, just apply some bright colored or glitter eyeliner to your eyes, and transform it to a party look.
8. Glitter it Up
Are you in the middle of doing your makeup and running out of eyeliner? Just dip your brush into your mascara and use it as an eyeliner.
9. Mascara into Eyeliner
If you’ve gone too far and made your liner thicker than you wanted, here’s an easy fix.
Take the tiniest amount of makeup remover on a cotton swab/ Q-tip and gently clean the extra liner. Try not to rub too much or it will smudge.
10. Pro Tip - Q Tip
Turn your favorite eyeshadow into an eyeliner. The trick is to wet your eyeliner brush in some water or better yet a setting spray, then dip it in your choice of eye shadow and you've got your eyeliner.
11. Eye Shadow into Eyeliner
Still struggling to do a wing line, a quick way to do this is to use a bobby pin. On the V-shaped opening of the pin, apply some liquid liner and press it on the corner of your eye where you want a wing. Fill the mark with the liner of choice.
12. Bobby Pins
Keep a concealer handy when applying eyeliner. Cover any mistakes or crooked lines with a concealer.
13. Concealer to the rescue
When not confident, your hand is more like to shake and make mistakes. Your eyeliner will turn out to be crooked and uneven. So, be confident and apply your liner in one swift motion. This way your eyes will look much shaper.
14. Confidence is the Key
On your day off, try these hacks at home. Use different mediums and formulas like felt tip, gel, liquid and pencil, as each one has their use and application style.