Eyeliner, also known as the finishing touch to your glamorous perfection, is one of "THE" items in your make-up kit. It adds volumes of drama to your look within a matter of seconds. Taking the time to master the skill of applying eyeliner is well worth it, and it won't be long before you will be trying out different styles to compliment your different looks.
If you are still a beginner and looking for some tips, follow these easy instrutions:
- Get your liner ready: We love, love, love liquid liner: It creates the most defined liner look as opposed to pencil or gel, and it tends to last longer. The Empro Black Diamond Liner is our favourite, its almost like a felt tip pen, just soft on the eye and the liner liquid is fed through the magical wand. (See picture to your right)
- Prepare your eyelids: Applying eyeliner is the middle step of the make-up process. It should be done after you put on your eyeshadow but before you put on your mascara. If you plan on wearing eye shadow, apply it now and your eyeliner will go over the top.
- Get in the right position: The biggest problem with applying liquid eyeliner is lacking a steady hand, causing a wavy line and uneven application. To rectify this problem, rest your elbow on a table and your hand on your cheek as you apply.
- Draw a row of dots or dashes: When applying liquid eyeliner, avoid putting it on in a single line; doing so will increase your chances of a wavy line and uneven tail end. Instead, start by drawing small dots or dashes directly along your upper lash line, evenly spacing them apart.
- Connect the dots: Use small, short, slow strokes to connect the dots or dashes you created along your line. You will be able to create an even line on both eyes that lacks any bumps or waves by following this method. Avoid connecting all the dots in a single stroke, but use several small strokes between each mark.
- Smooth out your line: If you find that the top of your line shows the breaks between the dashes, steady your hand and draw a thin line along the edge to smooth it out. Do so on the bottom edge of the liner as well to fill in any space between your eyeliner and your lash line.
- Add your tail: Regardless of the type of eyeliner that you use, a small tail should be created at the outer edge of your eyelid to give the illusion of a continuation of your lash line. Use your eyeliner to draw a small line extending upwards on your upper lash line, but drawn at the same angle as the upwards curve in your lower lash line. Draw a small triangle from the end of the line with the upper lash line and fill in the space. You can stop it early for a natural look, or sweep it far up your lid for a classic cat eye.
- Finish Off with your mascara: We love the Empro Day and Night Mascara, it has two sides, one side thickens while the other lengthens. Perfect for Day and Night or it you want show stopping eyes, apply both sides.
Et Voila! You should now be glamourous from eye to lash.