Choosing the right eyeliner and knowing how to apply it can make all the difference in your appearance. Wearing eyeliner can give you a mysterious and sophisticated look if done, but it can be an ugly mess if not. Here are some tips on choosing and applying eyeliner to help you get the best results.

Choosing an Eyeliner

When choosing an eyeliner, it is important to take into account your skin tone, age, eye color and style. If you have very fair skin, go for more subtle browns or grays instead of very dark eyeliners. Not only will this avoid making you look messy, but it will also help you avoid looking like you’re trying too hard. If you have medium to dark skin, then a dark brown or medium black should do the trick. If you’re feeling really daring, then you can try dark black, but be careful not to apply too much! Lastly, if you have light eyes, such as light blue or green, then brown, navy, and charcoal eyeliner will accentuate your eyes the best. If you have dark brown or black eyes, then brown and plum shades are the best colors for you to choose.

Teens and Eyeliner

Teen girls should not start wearing eyeliner until they are about 15. If you must apply eyeliner before then, stick to very light shades and don’t apply too much. For girls over the age of 15, try light shades as well. If you feel that light colors don’t suit or skin tone or eye color, try a darker color but don’t apply too heavy of lines. Also, try to wear minimal eyeliner to places like schools and churches. Apply more eyeliner for more formal occasions, such as parties or dances.

Applying Eyeliner

The most critical thing in making sure that eyeliner looks natural and beautiful is to know the proper application techniques. Eyeliner should either be applied with the proper brush or a pencil. First, tilt your head back and close your eyes slightly, this will give you the proper angle. Second, draw a line across the upper lid, from the inside to the outermost corner of the eye. Don’t make the line too heavy and make sure that the line that you are drawing is straight and is just above the eyelashes. Third, I suggest not lining the bottom lashes because it is very easy to smudge and does not look natural. If you want your liquid mascara to look its best, make sure to give it time to dry before applying any other products. This will help ensure that your mascara doesn’t get clumpy or cakey.

Eyeliner Tips

  • Here’s a little tip for when you’re applying your eyeliner- keep your mouth slightly open. This will help the eye to relax and result in a straighter, more even line.
  • And, when it comes to the lower lashes, try to avoid applying eyeliner there.
  • As for the color of eyeliner, black is really only meant for parties or other special occasions. For everyday use, go for a more natural shade.
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