It's easy to learn how to apply eyeliner when it's broken down into simple steps . With the right instructions, you won't even feel self conscious your first time out in public . Too much eyeliner and you look too dramatic especially in a daytime setting. Too little on the other hand and it might not be enough to even make a difference .
If you get it right and add just the perfect amount it will make your eyes look beautiful and even re-shape them . It just takes a little practice and before you know it, it will be second nature to you .
You have a choice of two types that you can use. One choice is a dry eyeliner pencil and the other is a liquid eyeliner with a brush . Experiment and see which one you like best . Each different type has t's pros and cons, so you should try them both and decide .
If you like a sharp line but hate sharpening then liquid eyeliner is best . It can be messy to apply especially if your hand is not steady. It can also clump together on the brush. Eyeliner pencils need to be sharpened and a soft pencil can break or lose its cap easily. An eyeliner pencil without a cap means a messy purse!.
You're skill and adeptness at putting the eyeliner on should ultimately determine which one is best for you . If you get good at applying the liquid eyeliner first, applying pencil eyeliner will be a breeze . Anyone experienced in liquid eyeliner will tell you the same .
If you insist on using liquid eyeliner, practice is key . Before too long you'll have the skill needed to apply it effortlessly, just don't get discouraged quickly . You will need to be patient for the short time that it takes to dry. With practice, you can get the dark solid colouring that a liquid eyeliner offers.
If you choose to use a pencil, you will have to prepare the pencil for use as an applicator. Sharpen the pencil and then blunt the sharp pointed end of make up so that the pointed pencil will not hurt you, especially if you are new to applying this.
Apply the eyeliner on the lower and upper lids starting at the middle of the eye. If you completely encircle your eye with a liner, it creates a look that may be theatrical. Start in the centre of the lids and apply in an outward stroke. It may help you to imagine that you are following an invisible line as you apply a line to your lower lids under the lash line.
To get a smoky look, lightly smudge the outer corner of your eye, but be careful not to smudge too much. Be careful not to smudge the line entirely off or the look will be that of a raccoon.