How to Apply Liquid Eyeliner for Beginners

The first times are always strange. And it applies to everything, even the makeup. Yes, we're talking about the times when you're not sure how to apply liquid eyeliner—standing in front of the mirror with your hands shaking, knowing that you're about to waste a couple of hours and clean it all afterward. 

Tell us honestly,

How many times have you looked at the perfect winged eyeliners of strangers and wondered: how? How can someone apply eyeliner so professionally? Trust us; we know exactly how it feels. And although applying eyeliner is a subtle skill, the truth is that everyone can learn it with some patience and practice. 

In this blog, we'll teach you how to apply liquid eyeliner to get the perfect cat-eyes, fox eyes, or any other look you love. And the best part is, you can be an absolute beginner because we're about to cover it all! 

But before we discuss how to put on liquid eyeliner, let's first understand: 

How to Choose Your Liquid Eyeliner

There are mainly two types of liquid eyeliners you should know: the brush tip one and the felt tip eyeliner. 

  • Brush tip liquid eyeliner 

The eyeliners with a brush tip usually have loose and flexible ends, just like paintbrushes. With them, your face will turn into a canvas, and you'll feel like a true artist creating her masterpiece. 

But being an artist is not an easy task, so if you're a complete beginner, it might be hard for you to work with the brush tip eyeliners. However, once you get used to it, they will be a perfect choice for creating those thick-to-thin lines, subtle wings, and many other beautiful looks. 

  • Felt tip liquid eyeliner 

These eyeliners are more potent and stiff than the brush tip ones, so they are used more for creating truly thick and sharp winged looks. They are stiff and solid, unlike the brush tip made of bristles, so the felt tip liquid eyeliner color will be more intense and darker. 

It is also the best solution for beginners because you have more control over it. And if you're after the sharp and well-defined cat-eye looks, it's exactly what you need. 

Now, let's jump straight into the most crucial question: 

How to Apply Liquid Eyeliner Step-by-Step

We know that many prefer to watch someone applying eyeliner instead of reading about it, so if you're more of a visual learner, here is an easy eyeliner tutorial for beginners to get you started. 

Anyways, we still have gathered our own tips and tricks for applying eyeliner. So here are the few steps you need to follow: 

1. Rest your elbow on a flat surface 

No one wants to have her hand shaking while trying to draw a flawless line. So one of the main tips is to rest your elbow in front of a mirror. It can be a table, a wall, or any other flat surface. Just make sure your hand is as steady as it can be. 

2. Keep your pinky finger on your cheek 

Another technique that will help you draw a better line is keeping the pinky finger of the hand you're applying your eyeliner with on your cheek. Then, hold your eyeliner like a pencil and start applying it!

3. Draw your line from wherever you feel comfortable 

It can be the midpoint or inner corner: the place does not matter. However, keep in mind that you want your eyeliner tip to be as close to your lash line as it can get. 

4. Begin with tiny dots 

Start by drawing small dashes and dots along your lash line. Then slowly connect the dots and try to make your line thinner. In case there are any gaps left, dab your eyeliner. Remember, the liner should first be thin and get thicker once reaching the outer corners. But of course, you can change the styling and be as creative as you want! 

5. Finalize your look 

Keep a piece of cotton nearby so that you can remove the accidental bumps. Once done, don't forget to spice up your liner with beautiful eyeshadow. 

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If you haven't found your perfect eyeliner yet, no worries. We have some high-quality liquid eyeliners that are easy to apply and can help you create both fancy and everyday looks in minutes. 

So now, when you know how to do liquid eyeliner, it's time to have fun and play around until you get the WOW look. Good luck!

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