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Unhappy Eyeliner - April 26th 2014, 07:40 PM

I am at my wit's end here.I absolutely suck at putting on my eyeliner. The look I always want to go for is like a vintage pin-up style winged eyeliner. I have watched so many tutorials and I practice like every day but I still absolutely suck. I'll get it nice and perfect on one eye but the other always looks like it was drawn on by a child. I've even tried using a spoon to get my eyeliner even as was suggested in some tutorials but it still sucks. I am in desperate need of a solution.
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Re: Eyeliner - April 26th 2014, 07:58 PM

Eyeliner can be kinda tricky to put on at times. First of all, how you stand in front of the mirror can sometimes affect the way you put on eyeliner. Try to relax and having a close-up mirror in front can be helpful instead of having to lean forward towards a mirror. I heard that using thin brushes(like very thin ones sometimes seen on lipgloss) can be helpful or even an eyeshadow brush. Hope this helps.


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Re: Eyeliner - April 26th 2014, 08:13 PM

What kind of eyeliner are you using? I find that the type that resembles a crayon is the easiest to draw with. I absolutely can't use liquid eyeliner.

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Re: Eyeliner - April 26th 2014, 10:01 PM

I agree with Nicole, the type of eyeliner you use can make all the difference. I have an eyeliner pen which is literally like a felt tip pen, it's nice and smooth to draw on and easy to get the liner to go the way you want.

Also, to get the winged bits right you can always get a little bit of medical tape and use it as a guide. That way the line will be super straight at exactly the angle you want

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Re: Eyeliner - April 27th 2014, 02:12 PM

I suck at it too, mainly getting the wings to even remotely resemble one another. The easiest liners I've found are cream eyeliner and powder eyeliner, if I use those my eyeliner game is strong! These work really well because it's a bigger brush so there is more control. I have to really take my time and I have super shaky hands.
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Re: Eyeliner - April 27th 2014, 05:28 PM

I found the pencil eye liner wasn't as help cause the line was too thick and sometimes pieces of it would fall into my eye. I switched to liquid eye liner. I find it to be more smooth and I am happy in the end. The brush only goes in your motion, which is a clean line. Have you tried liquid eye liner?

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Re: Eyeliner - April 27th 2014, 09:27 PM


I use "extreme" eyeliner which is kind of like a felt tip pen and when I put mine on I stretch my eye if that makes sense so you can just draw on the top of your eyelid? I'm not sure if that makes sense?
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Re: Eyeliner - April 27th 2014, 11:24 PM

As a few others have said, the type of eyeliner makes a big difference! I prefer eyeliner pens and felt tips over pencil eyeliners. I also think applying eyeliner is a lot easier with a small brush. I think it depends on what look you're going for as well! For sharp lines, I would go with a liquid, pen or felt tip. I have also seen people use tape to get a sharp edge. Pencil can be good for a "rougher" look.

As Rishy said, a good mirror can also help. I also rest my hand on my face to make my lines more steady.

Keep practicing and I'm sure you'll be great in no time! Good luck!

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