Nothing can add drama to the eyes more than neatly applying eyeliner. Over the years, different eyeliner styles and ideas have gained a certain degree of popularity. From significantly extended wings, fishtail wings, thick wings to colorful eyeliner, the choices are endless. For each of these different applications, you need to perfect your basic application skills. In this article, we’ll be briefly discussing basic and iconic eyeliner looks that you should try and maybe you could find the perfect look for you!
How to apply a basic eyeliner patent:
- Choose a medium for you. Pencil, gel, or whatever seems the simplest type. They are all easy to use once you get the hang of it, so follow your instincts.
- Less liner is better. Place the liner in the form of small dots as close to the eyelashes as possible. Don’t think about drawing lines, think about applying some liner on the roots of your eyelashes first. Eventually, you will connect the dots, but take a step back and see what it looks like every few seconds. You can apply more liner in smaller amounts, this way you won’t be wasting that much eyeliner and you’ll be saving some time removing and reapplying dots again and again.
- Now is the time to connect the dots and draw lines. Focus on the upper and outer eyelashes. This is what most people need. If this is not enough, move to the lower lashes. Once you really get into it, you can try to go further.
- Black is usually the best color for eyeliner, and is especially suitable for beginners. If you are pale, dark brown eyeliner is fine, but to be on the safe side, black is better because it can never go wrong. Save the colors in case you’re ready to try on a bolder look.
Eyeliner looks to try
Subtle, stained, and always flattering. Everyone should master this look. It’s perfect for most occasions and daily outfits.
Winged eyeliners don’t have to be too over the top; these days, soft wings are all the rage. Instead of drawing wings that are sharper than a knife, draw a delicate wing at the corner of the eye, starting from the inner corner
Thick winged liner
If you are planning to try different party looks, thick winged liner should be a go-to look for you. Draw a thick edge around your eyes and extend it outward to create an exaggerated wing.
Reverse winged liner
Tilting the balance from top to bottom, a reverse winged liner is simple but gives an edge to your look. Draw a thin line on the eyelid and move it to the inner corner of the eyes. Using it as a starting point, draw a line on the outer edge, and then pull it diagonally upwards to make a unique reversed wing.
Black and white liner
If the daily black eyeliner is too basic for you, take it to a retro level with a white eyeliner. Draw a simple black line on your lid as the basis for this shape, and then follow the black liner with a white liner on the top to have this unique look.