This is just what has worked for me after years of trial and error. I find that liquid liner is the only thing that will not smudge my my lids. Have been using liquid liner since high school! After all these years, I think I've finally figured out how to apply it decently.
I find that a liner with a thin pen tip works best for me. It's the easiest to control & allows me to draw lines of various thicknesses. I am currently using the Kiss Me Heroine Make Liquid Eyeliner in Black. I heard this is discontinued in Japan T_T but there are other similar ones.
The Koji Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner also works similarly.
I have heard that the Physicians Formula Eye Booster Eyeliner works very well, it's readily available in the US too.
Ok...I will attempt to explain now. LOL I hope it makes sense! There's really no magical techinque...just practice!
I have found that it is easiest for me to not draw a continuous line across the lid. It is easier to do it in sections. I like to start at the outer 1/2 of my lid first.
Because my lid space is quite small, I like to tightline. Just fill in the gaps in your lashline with the liquid liner. This way it is easier to form a line that isn't too thick. Your lashes will guide you to make a straight line (if that makes sense...)
When my eyes are opened, it looks as if the liner is quite thick, but when I close my eyes, it is not too visible since most of the liner is on the lashline.
Now it's time to wing out the liner. This is the part where most mistakes will happen lol. I prefer to wing my liner upward & out but if that doesn't suit your eye shape, you can just extend the liner straight out.
Play around with it and see what looks best for you.
Slightly thicken the outer edge of the liner then slowly start to extend the end upward and out.
Close your eye lightly and see if the line is straight. If it isn't just slowly go over the line in small strokes to even it out.
Do this step slowly.
If you're starting out, just try and extend the liner straight out rather than upward at an angle. It may be quite difficult to get the wing angled the same on both eyes if you are just starting out.
The pen liner should be easy to control & give you a nice pointed end.
Once you've got the wing drawn out, connect the liner from the outer corner of your eye up to the end of the wing. Fill it in.
If you are not super confused yet & actually managed to figure out wtf I am talking about then... the hard part is done!
Now just tightline the front 1/2 of your lashline.
Fill in any gaps in your lashline.
Close your eye and make sure the line is even & not weirdly jagged. If you prefer a thicker line, adjust thickness here.
With my eyes opened, the liner is visible and looks quite thick.
But when I close my eyes, the liner is barely visible & does not take up too much lid space. This way, my lashes are still visible.
When liner is too thick, it is hard to see your lashes.
Add some mascara and done!
No idea why it looks like there's a fat gap in my lashes O.o Mascara mishap perhaps!
Hope this sorta helped those of you who always ask how I do my liner! And if I further confused you...sorry XD
It may be easier to practice with gel liner first just to get the technique down. Then move on to liquid liner.
I always love Park Bom's makeup, especially her eyeliner. Her lashes are always crazy thick and look so heavy.
But her eyelids kinda creep me out though lol, girlfriend needs to go back to the surgeon and get it fixed!
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