Liquid Eyeliner 101


I am in love with a perfectly lined eye. To me, nothing is more sophisticated and sexy than a crisp black liquid line. Most women are scared to death of attempting this, and find it very difficult to master this technique. 

There are several types of eyeliners that you can use to achieve the same results. My favorite eyeliner is the Liquid Eyeliner Pen from Shu Uemura. This eyeliner looks like a Sharpie marker pen and is very user friendly. I also love the liquid eyeliner pens from Cover Girl, Yves Saint Laurent, and MAC. You can also achieve this look with a liquid or cream eyeliner like those from Bobbi Brown or NARS.

STEP 1: Apply your base makeup. Contour hollows of cheeks and apply a matte blush in a rosy shade. Apply a lip balm, gloss or nude lipstick to lips and blot. I like to keep the face makeup really light and monochromatic for this type of look.

STEP 2: Prep the eye with an eye shadow base like Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer Potion, let dry and then blot with a translucent powder. Place your middle finger at the outer corner of your eye, and gently lift the eye up and out. Press the Eyeliner pen on the inner corner of the eye at the eyelash base and slowly work your way out in one easy stroke. If you make any mistakes, use a clean cotton swab to clean up as needed. I like to retrace over the line I create 2-3 times for perfection and to give it staying power.

STEP 3: Apply a coat or two of a black lengthening mascara like, Yves Saint Laurent Everlong Lengthening Mascara.

Once you have mastered this beautiful eye look. Next time, try to use a colored cream or liquid liner to add a burst of color. 

3 Responses to Liquid Eyeliner 101

  1. Airica says:

    you are the messiah of eyeliner, among other things!

  2. cecilia says:

    Can you please make a photo illustrated guide on how to apply false eyelashes.

    • anthonymerante says:

      I will try to do this ASAP. The step by step is the easy part. The photo illustration is the not so easy part.

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