How to Apply Liquid Eyeliner

If the eyes are the window to the soul, then liquid eyeliner are their Venetian blinds: delicate and tricky to operate, but—when applied in just the right place—very revealing.

You will need

  • Liquid eyeliner
  • A small
  • thin eyeliner brush
  • A steady hand
  • A mirror
  • And a flat surface
  • Some translucent powder or concealer
  • And an applicator brush

Step 1 Use the right brush Liquid eyeliner can be hard to control. If you’re new to this, use a very small fine-pointed brush.

Step 2 Brace elbow Brace your elbow on a flat surface. This will help you control the brush.

Step 3 Close eye Look in the mirror and close the eye you’re going to work on first.

Step 4 Trace first line Place your brush at the center of your upper lid’s lash line, and trace a thin line out to the corner of your eye.

Step 5 Trace second line Pick up your brush and place it at the inner corner of your eye and trace a thin line to the center, connecting it with your first line.

Step 6 Avoid smudging To avoid smudging, refrain from opening this eye any wider until the liner is set.

Step 7 Repeat on other eyelid Repeat the steps on the other upper eyelid.