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How to Apply Eyeliner for Black Women

Learn how to apply eyeliner for black women from professional makeup artist Nicole Williams in this Howcast makeup tutorial.


Now we're going to do eyeliner. I'm a big fan of liquid, cream, and powder. I can do all three at one time but most women don't want to do that. I'm going to show you the Maybelline Eye Studio blackest black cream gel liner. It's really nice.

If you're going to do a gel liner, you want to start at the end. I always like to pull up and out, starting right at the end. Pull it up and out. I'm doing a lash line. Go right in and dab a little bit more. Go right in and complete the line with short strokes across the lash line. That's the gel liner.

Let's do on the other side, so you can see the difference of what each one looks like. Cream usually dries, and liquid usually stays kind of wet looking. The great thing about the liquid liner, from Wet and Wild, is that it has a brush already attached. It makes it easier.

When you have a liquid, you can, literally, go from the beginning to the end. I still like to start at the end of the lash line there, right there, and go to the beginning.

It's a little bit more of a fluid motion. Now, take a look and see which preference you like.

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