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Tips to Apply Liquid Eyeliner

Puja Lalwani
Although more difficult to use, applying fluid eyeliners give a better look. Master its use by following these simple tips to apply liquid eyeliner.
No technique of eye makeup is complete without the use of eyeliner. It highlights the eyes, and in fact, holds the capacity to change the shape of the eye to something more desirable. Though many women prefer to use a pencil, and shy away from the use of the liquid variant, it should be known that it helps create a deeper, and more prominent look.
All you require is a little patience to learn how to put it on, and there are a variety of styles you can choose from, to accentuate your makeup. To help you with this, given here are some tips, that will help in creating the dreamy eyes you have always desired.

Before you Begin

Before you begin with these tips, there are certain things you should keep in mind:
• Always cleanse your eyelids before you use eye makeup, as they tend to be oily most of the time. Follow this routine with the use of a concealer to even out the skin tone of the eyelids.
• Keep an eye makeup remover, and cotton pads handy, in case you make a mistake.
• Use the eyeshadow before you apply the eyeliner. This helps in holding the eyeliner in place, and makes it less prone to smudging.
• This process takes time and patience, and if you don't have either, avoid using it altogether.
• Check for any allergies before you use it.
• To begin with, stick to the traditional black eyeliner. Later, if you wish for more dramatic eye makeup, you can resort to brighter colors.
• After you have applied the liner, keep your eyes closed for at least 30 seconds to allow it to dry. Otherwise it can smudge very easily.
• Use waterproof varieties for best results.

You are now ready to try out the different techniques of using a liquid eyeliner.

Basic Application

These tips will help with the basic application of liquid eyeliner.
• Begin the application, by drawing a very fine line, from the center of your upper lash-line, to the outer corner of your eye.
• If you have trouble keeping your hand steady, apply it in shorter, but even strokes.
• Now draw a line from the inner corner of the eye, towards the center of the upper lash-line, and connect the two lines.
• For a thicker line, repeat the same process.
• Follow it up with the application of kohl, on the inner rim of the lower lash line. Use a black pencil, to highlight the lower lash line.
• Lastly, curl your eyelashes, apply a good coat of mascara, and you are good to go.

Cat Eye Liner

The cat eye look is wonderfully sexy as it slightly narrows your eyes, and is perfect for an evening with your girlfriends.
• Start with the basic application technique, and make a thin line with the eyeliner.
• Now, at the outer corner, where your upper and lower lash line meet, slowly flick the brush outward. For this purpose, use your lower lash line as a guide, and apply the liner as though you are extending your lower lash line. Direct the liner towards the end of the brow.
• Next, use your brush and connect this flick to the eyeliner on your upper lash line. You will notice the formation of an almost triangular shape.
• On your lower lash line, make a very fine line with the eyeliner, from the center of your lower lash line, to the outer corner, and connect it to the upper line.
• Use kohl on the inner rim of the lower lash line.
• Lastly, curl your eyelashes, a good coat of mascara, and the cat eye look is complete.

Glitter Liquid Eyeliner

Glitter adds some more jazz to your eye makeup, and the glamor it gives to your overall appearance is like the cherry on the icing. When you use glitter, keep the rest of your makeup toned down, so that your eyes are well played up.
• Use a subtle shade of eyeshadow, so that the eyeliner can stand out.
• First make a thin line with a black pencil. Do not use liquid for this purpose as the glitter will smear it.
• Now, as you would use your normal liquid eyeliner, apply a thin line of the glitter, over the line you made with the pencil.
• Apply just one coat, as this will help accentuate the glitter.
• Do not use glitter on your lower lash line, as it might cause slight itching due to the glitter.
• For a cat-eye effect with glitter, just follow the steps mentioned earlier.
• Finally, wrap up your eye makeup with the use of an eyelash curler, followed by the use of mascara.
Once you have mastered these basic tips, you can get creative and create new and funky looks, and surprise everyone with a new look for every occasion. Have fun!