Monday, January 12, 2015

Article: Common Eyeliner Problems and Solutions

Image: 22Lauren via Flickr and Creative Commons 2.0
Of all the cosmetics I've used, few will dramatically change your look the way eyeliner can. Which is why it's so important to get it right. There's a lot of room for play, but I've found that those who hate eyeliner typically have similar complaints. Read on to find out how you can address these problems and learn to love your liners.

Wobbly eyeliner

  • Is your line uneven (in terms of thickness)? Make sure to start with a sharp pencil. Start from the outer corner of your eye and use small strokes, moving toward the center of your eye. Then go from the inner corner to the center. For more control, consider using an eyeliner brush and a gel liner. Line your lower lash line last.
  • Do you have odd gaps between the liner and your lash line? You might be drawing your eyeliner too high. Make sure your liner comes right up to your lashes. You can also use a sharp eyeliner pencil or an eyeliner brush to dot color between your lashes. Another method is to line your inner rims (waterline), concentrating on the portion near your lashes.
  • Do you have trouble even tips for winged liner looks? It can be particularly tricky with liquid liners. For perfect wings, use a spoon. Check out this fun video tutorial.

Runny/Vanishing Eyeliner


  • Are your eyes itchy after wearing eyeliner? Make sure to remove your makeup every night before bed. If that doesn't work, look for a gentler eyeliner. Try applying a powder eyeliner wet or choosing one of these mica- and iron oxide-free options.
Do you have any other eyeliner solutions? If so, leave them in the comments.

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