If you’re up to this eyeliner challenge, try following these steps. First, draw a line angling up and out from the corner of the eye. From the top of the line to your eyelashes, draw another line that forms an elongated triangular shape. Then take your liquid eyeliner and fill in the shape.
Next, connect the shape to your lash line about halfway down. A wet cotton swab works for cleaning up the lines.
Do Use This Mascara Hack
Since mascara is applied last, the risk of smearing part of your makeup masterpiece is high. One wrong move and you’ll be starting over with eyeshadow primer. But not if you use this clever spoon trick.
Just hold the scoop of the spoon, over your top lid where your lashes meet, with the curve of the bottom facing out, and apply, risk-free.
Do Try These Eyeliner Tips
Another use for a spoon while applying makeup is to use it as a guide for liquid eyeliner. If applying eyeliner freehand is not an option for your makeup skill set, you can try to create a cat-eye look like this. First draw a straight line on your lid, tracing the handle of the spoon.
Next, place the round of the spoon onto your lid. Follow the spoon’s curved line. If this doesn’t work, you can try using tape to shape the cat-eye curve.
Do Prime and Prep Eyelids
Before getting started with eyeshadow, take one very important step. Prep your eyelid. Get an eyeshadow primer and apply it to the lid. It makes the shadow application flawless and keeps it impeccable all day long.
Once the primer is on the lids, apply a small layer of powder into the crease of the eyelid. This will help avoid creasing during the day, especially if you have oily lids.
Don’t Use Liquid Foundation on Eyelids
Applying liquid foundation to eyelids makes lids look cakey or crusty. This product is too heavy for the delicate skin around the eyes and will make it look wrinkled as the day goes on. Another problem is that when eyeshadow is added to the lid it will accentuate the cakey look.
Always use a primer instead. One alternative is to use loose foundation powder, but the primer is much better.