Many people think they already know how to apply eyeliner, and by all rights, they do a good job. In actuality, there is a big difference between the way you might apply eyeliner and the way a professional make-up artist does. Use these easy-to-follow steps and you can apply eyeliner like a professional make-up artist.
1. Select your eyeliner
An eyeliner must be applied near the base of your eyelashes. As there are varying products in the market such as cake eyeliner, liquid liner and pencil eyeliner, it is important to try each type so that you will know which type will best accentuate your own natural beauty. Also, to whatever type you prefer, practice the application so you can achieve a very fine line. Remember that it is not a pretty sight when you apply eyeliner in a very thick line. It will look harsh, at the same time loud, making your eyes as well as giving it a tired and heavy impression. Always bear in mind that a thin line is recommended - should you have any trouble applying it, a brush is helpful to smooth out the line and to blend it well.
Liquid eye liner
Liquid eyeliners are recommended to be used and should only be used above the top of the eye lashes, whereas an eye shadow or an eye lining pencil is suggested to be used under the eyes lower lashes. This kind comes usually in a bottle with an application brush, almost similar to an ink. This requires great precision during application, but can be perfected through constant practice. A note to remember is to always let the liquid dry before you open your eyes after application - if not, the liquid may smear the top of your eyes and give you a raccoon look.
Eye liner pencil
The easiest to use, works just like colored pencil. As the tip of this liner is dry, it has a tendency of pulling your eyelids fragile tissues; stretching the eyelids when lining it could help a lot in achieving a smooth application. A note to remember, you should always sharpen the pencil before every application to eliminate any bacteria that has accumulated at the tip.
This is can be created through cosmetic surgery. This procedure is known as micro pigmentation, a technique that adds a defined line to the lid which with a handheld device used to puncture the skin several times a minute with a very thin needle that pushes color pigments to the position that is desired.
2. Apply the eyeliner
Line the eye from the inner corner of the eye in one big sweep. Is that the only way to do it, you ask? Not really. Some people start from the middle out and then finish from the inner corner to the middle. This actually may be easier if you are just starting out. You can play with the thickness of the line to get different effects, especially if you want a more dramatic look! Once you done with the liner apply your mascara.
The Basic Daytime Eye
The thing here is to appear natural so use a brow (deep) instead of black eyeliner. So, use a pencil to trace the upper lashes from the inner corner of the eye, or use an eyeshadow if you will. Now, if you want to make it last longer you should use a liquid liner over it and then you set the line with an eye shadow. Once you've done that you apply an eye pencil or the eye shadow to the lower lashes. When applying to the lower lashes you can use a different color if you want. You apply it to the outside in and stop about half way across. Since we are going for the natural look you can use your fingers to smudge the line you just did at the lower lashes.
The Cat Eye
This is a nice look for evening. The key here is to apply a thin line to the inside rims of the lids.
• Apply liquid liner along the upper lash line from corner to corner of eye, extending the line upward at the outer corner of eye. Let liner dry.
• Apply liner only to the outer three quarters of the rim and extend the line upwards at the outer corners.