Liquid eyeliner for beginners: Here’s how to nail it

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Ahhh liquid eyeliner, the cruel mistress of the makeup world. One minute you are creating a masterpiece and the next you look like a cross between a panda and the face you make after a few hours of ugly crying.

Then there are those of us who tried to avoid the clutches of the winged euphoria in the first place, yet have somehow found ourselves pulled into its embrace, only to find ourselves armed with the latest must have liner and no idea at all.

Well today it’s time to dust off that liner and get ready to try all over again as I teach you an easy liquid feline flick in a few easy steps.

Step one – Create your outline

eyeliner outline drawing tutorial

Taking a sharpened grey pencil eyeliner, begin to draw the outline of the style of eyeliner flick you want to create. You can be rough here, any errors can be cleaned up with a little concealer or with a blot of a makeup wipe. If you’d like your eyeliner flick to come from the centre of the eye, you can skip to the next final few steps.

For this step I recommend Revlon’s ColorStay 2 in 1 Angled KajalEyeliner

Step two – Make your outline bigger

eyeliner outline drawing as guide

If you love a thicker eyeliner flick, here you’re going to continue the grey eyeliner. Working in two parts, you will create sections as in the image shown. If you make any mistakes, don’t panic as you can go over these with concealer. We’re going to be colouring in these lines next.

Step three – liquid eyeliner first coat

liquid eyeliner layer one applied to the eye

Now you’re going to take your liquid eyeliner. Lightly trace within the ‘colouring lines’ you have just created. Now pay careful attention not to go outside of the area you have drawn.

Final step – Liquid eyeliner

liquid eyeliner applied to the eye. Second coat

Now you’re going to go back over your eye line with your liquid eyeliner for a deep finish. To end the tutorial I added a dash of mascara. Tada!

You’ve just nailed liquid eyeliner for beginners!

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