Makeup Hack: The Essential Guide to Using Eyeliners

Some women don’t like using eyeliners. Yes, it can be quite a hassle, especially if you are in a hurry. But any professional makeup artists will tell you that applying eyeliners is a must.

If you think you can get away with not ever having to wear an eyeliner in your life, you better think again. The eyeliner is a makeup essential because it emphasizes the shape of the eye by framing the eyelid and accentuating the lash line. Especially if you have small eyes, wearing your makeup but omitting the eyeliner can actually make your eyes look smaller. So unless you’re blessed with large eyes a la Liza Minnelli, you really should be using eyeliners to make your eyes appear large.


As earlier mentioned, many women hates using eyeliners because as they say, making sure that both eyes are balanced and both lines are straight are difficult. To help you out, here are some eyeliner hacks that could help you with your lining dilemma:

Know the Basic Types of Liners

Pencil – the esiest to apply, perfect for beginners


Gel – usually matte and glides easily


Liquid – most difficult to apply buit the most precise, perfect for different styles such as the popular feline flicks


Know the Colors and their Effects

  • Black – bold
  • Brown – subtle
  • White – bigger
  • Gray – soft
  • Nude – striking
  • Blue, Green Purple – hip
  • Glitter – twinkly

How to Avoid Shaky HandsĀ 

  1. Sit down.
  2. Place your elbow on a stable top.
  3. Use your little finger as a stabilizer by planting it on your cheek.

Liquid Liners? Just Connect the Dots

If you’re going to be using liquid eyeliners, start with dots along the lash line and simply connect the dots in the end.

Cleaning Up Using Primers or Concealers

If there are smudges, you can easily fix the problem by applying a dab of primer or concealer to clean out the smudge.

I understand that it’s going to be hard the first time you try these out so don’t feel bad if you don’t get it the first time. The thing is you just have to do it again and again to get it right because as the old adage say, practice makes perfect.

*Check out the eyeliners featured above by clicking on the links or the images.

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