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How-to Eyeliner

In this post, we will be looking at the what type of eyeliner best suits your eye shape and how to easily achieve it.

For almond-shaped eyes, you can do a winged eyeliner or even just a line along the top. You can use an eye kohl to make it smoky or use a gel or liquid liner to keep it more clean and precise. With other eye shapes, the goal is to give the illusion of an almond-shaped eye.

For hooded eyes, the best way to do eyeliner is to use an eye kohl or a black eyeshadow with an angled liner brush and smoke out the upper eyeliner and lower eyeliner. Use the liner brush to stamp the eyeshadow along the lash line and then with no more product on the brush, lightly flick up the brush to smoke it out. This can also be achieved by drawing a line with the eye kohl and using a smudger brush to smoke it out.

For downturned eyes, the goal is to angle the liner upward to lift the eye. A thin line should be drawn with a liquid eyeliner and then a small wing going towards the end of the eyebrow.

For upturned eyes, line the upper lash line with a liquid or pencil eyeliner. Place the pencil eyeliner in the lower waterline as well. Be sure to avoid the inner corners and the liner should get thicker towards the outer eye.

For round eyes, line the eye with a thin line and extend the liner to elongate the eye shape. Place a pencil eyeliner in the lower lash line.

For small eyes, line the upper lid with a line that starts about 1/4th into the eye and get slightly thicker towards the outer corner of the eye. You can also make the eye appear bigger by smoking out the liner. With small eyes, you should avoid using liner in the waterline, and use a pencil eyeshadow brush to apply eyeshadow under the eye to open up the eye.

By margoadams1

My name is Margo Adams. I live in Frederick, MD and go to Hood College. I am a business major with a concentration in marketing. My hobbies include makeup and traveling.

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