It can be quite a task to use an eyeliner perfectly every single day and on both eyes. Using it well can enhance your look by widening small eyes, balancing out eyes that are too far apart or too close together, or by making the eyes pop. Once you have these tips down, you can keep experimenting to figure out what suits you for each occasion or outfit. Be confident while applying the eyeliner and use a well lit area and clear mirror.
Here are the best professional eyeliner hacks that you can make use of every day:
1. Use eyeshadow for smudging the eyeliner
Most often, we use a smudger to smudge the eyeliner. Smudger is available as a separate makeup tool or as an extension to your pencil eyeliner. Instead of using a smudger use and eyeshadow of the same color, like your eyeliner and smudge it with a smudge brush for a smoky look which holds through the day. You can contrast it with colors too.
2. Use your eyeshadow to set your eyeliner
Whether you are using a liquid, gel or a pencil eyeliner try one of the best eyeliner hacks that always work. Once you’ve got the desired line to apply a touch of eyeshadow in the same shade over the liner. This trick will help to keep the liner in place for longer, without smudging. This especially helps if you live in a humid place and sweat a lot or if your skin is very oily.
3. Use an eyeliner to enhance the look of the eyeshadow
If you are trying to get the right look with an eyeshadow that doesn’t have a lot of pigment, you can use your white eyeliner to help you out. Simply apply the white eyeliner on your lid before the shadow is applied, to make the delicate or pastel shade of the eyeshadow stand out.
4. Heat your pencil eyeliner
If your pencil eyeliner gets dry or crumbly it can hurt your eyes causing you to tear up. It especially hurts the waterline. Heat the eyeliner for a few seconds with your hairdryer, to make it softer and more manageable. Heating improves the texture and makes the eyeliner pencil feel like a gel eyeliner. Ensure that the eyeliner is not too hot before you apply it to the eye.
5. Use your mascara as a liner when you run out of eyeliner
In case you run out of eyeliner use a thin brush (the one used for gel eyeliner) and brush out some liquid from the mascara brush and apply it. Voila, you have lined your eyes.
6. Create your colorful eyeliner with your eyeshadow
Eyeliners often do not come in as many colors as your eyeshadow. Wet a liner brush and brush in the eyeshadow, on your lid. You can create various versatile looks with different colors. Use a primer before application and dust some dry powder on it so that it holds longer.
7. Use glitter eyeliner
To glam up your look apply glitter liner over the eyeliner. This will give a shimmery finish to perfect the party or the look for an evening out.
8. Get a smoky look with your eyeliner
Draw a hashtag on the outer corner of your eyelid with your eyeliner. Smudge it with a sponge to get a glammed up look. Apply some glitter eyeshadow on it.