- 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.
- TIP: Before applying the eyeliner, add a thin layer of translucent powder or concealer and powder to your upper lid to hide the veins.
- 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.
- TIP: If drawing one continuous line is too difficult, draw two lines instead. If drawing two lines is hard, try connecting three or four short lines.
- 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.
- FACT: Both men and women in ancient Egypt wore eyeliner—made of green malachite and lead ore mixed with animal fat—on both their upper and lower lids.
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