So as I have had so much practice it always comes as a surprise when people say they think liquid eyeliner is hard to use. It really really isn't! My lovely work pal Kirstyn asked if I could do a wee how to, so here we go!
Step 1. Put the rest of your make up on. Here I've pencilled my (super scruffy) brows, put on a tiny bit of gold eyeshadow, a light foundation and blusher.
Step 2. Use a kohl pencil to lightly line your lids, starting in the middle and working your way out to either side. This creates a line you can use to guide the liquid eyeliner, which is really helpful if you don't have very steady hands!
Step 3. Use your liquid eyeliner to go over the pencil line. Go slowly and try to stay as close to the lash line as possible. I find it easier to do this if your eye is open a little bit (like you can see in the photo above!). I use 17's liquid eye liner - it's a nice dark black and is pretty smudge-proof!
Step 4. If you want your eyeliner to flick out (and who wouldn't?) you need to basically paint a triangle at the corner of your eye. I find it easier doing this in three stages:
- continue the line from your eyelid out to the length you want the flick to be, making sure the line gently curves up.
- connect the point with the outer corner of your eye (aka draw a triangle).
- colour in the space, making sure it's a smooth line across your eyelid.
And that's it! Liquid eyeliner takes a moment to dry so you'll need to keep your eyes closed for a minute or so, just so your hard work isn't ruined by smudges. When doing your other eye try and keep the flick the same length/same height so your make up isn't lop-sided.
I hope that helps! If you look at my other make up posts you can see how it looks in action.