Isn’t it amazing how much pop a little eyeliner can give your eyes? It’s a great way to fake looking well-rested after one of those rough nights when you’re up every five minutes with the baby.
But here’s the thing: eyeliner application is so much more than just running the pencil along your lid near your lash line. You need to get the line as close to your lashes as possible, and you need to make the line really even, which can be tricky.
Want to add a cat eye flick? Want to make sure it stays in place all day instead of smudging and smearing? I’ve got you covered.
I asked professional makeup artists for their favorite eyeliner application tricks and products (you’ll be surprised by the number of affordable eyeliners mentioned) and trust me, even the most eyeliner-obsessed among us can learn something from these experts.
It can definitely be intimidating to be using a pencil so close to your eye, but with practice, and these professional makeup artist tips, you’ll be lining like a pro in no time!
Image credit: Ashley Harrigan