Tips for applying eye liner

Eye liner is a great tool for making lashes look thicker and eyes look larger. They key is to not be too heavy on the liner and having your face resemble a gothic creature that didn’t get enough sleep. If you aren’t used to wearing a lot of makeup, eye liner may seem a bit overwhelming. Start slowly by using it in the corners of your eyes and then venture to a full top lid and a lower lid.

Liquid Eye liner vs. Pencil Eye liner

Besides the obvious difference of texture and application, liquid eye liner and pencil eye liner give two very different looks. Liquid liner is more dramatic and is great for women with dark eyes to make lashes look thicker. It is less forgiving to apply, but once you have mastered the technique, liquid eye liner is a time saver.

Pencil eye liner gives a softer look. For women with light colored eyes and fair skin, a soft shade like chestnut, or a slate gray will warm your eyes. Darker skin tones can be a bit more adventurous and dabble in plums, greens and blues.

See More with a Bent Eye liner Brush

The trick with applying eye liner is that pesky hand that is always in the way. So with one eye open, one hand operating the liner and the other pulling the closed eye for accuracy, it’s a wonder that applying eye liner hasn’t become an Olympic sport!

Consider the ease of applying eye liner thanks to the eye liner brush and more specifically, the bent eye liner brush. This handy tool keeps your hands from your face while soft bristles follow the contour of your upper lid. Possibly the quickest and easiest way to apply eye liner, the bent brush is an application tool you won’t want to go without. The eye liner brush makes it easier to avoid a heavy eye liner look, which is nice for ladies who have fine or pale lashes.

Target carries a selection of eye liner brushes and they range from $5 to $20. There isn’t a noticeable difference between brands, however the bent brush is more user friendly.

Your Eyebrow Pencil Will Draw the Map

If you are unsure about where you are going or how you should get there you want to look at a map right? The same idea can be applied when you are shaping your eyebrows. Before you begin plucking, waxing, trimming or threading use an eyebrow pencil to outline what you want your brows to look like. This will ensure symmetry and give you a place to start if you aren’t sure what shape you want. And if you remove too much, your eyebrow pencil will fill in the space until your brows grow back!