Foolproof Liquid Liner Techniques

Everyone has that one makeup fear that constantly haunts them. Mine, for years, has been liquid eyeliner. In the mornings I would use pencil and blend it, but now it’s time the coward gets over it. Liquid eyeliner is truly a hit-or-miss makeup trend. Either you do it correctly and look like a babe, or you don’t and you look like you just got in a fight.  After much practice, I have discovered a foolproof way to accomplish those perfect cat-eyes. Let’s begin!

First, take a taupe eye shadow and using a liner brush gently glide this across your top lid. It truly doesn’t matter what skin color you are, taupe will work no matter what. This shadow works as a primer and a construction of where the liner will go. I used MAC Satin Taupe.

After applying the taupe, take your liner and take a deep breathe. Calm that shaky hand and realize it’s no big deal. If you have really close eyes you will want to bring the darkest spots to farthest corners of your eyes. In which a cat-eye would be perfect because it opens the eyes and makes them more noticeable.

Take the liner and sweep it across your eye. If it is not perfect, then take the liner brush and even it out. Doing little lines makes it more sloppy because of the stopping and going. By using the liner brush to even it out helps make it look straighter.

My first try wasn’t perfect, but literally 100x times better than ever before. Practice truly makes perfect so if you don’t have movie-star liner the first try, don’t fret!


Bold eyeliner looks have been sweeping the runways lately. If traditional black is too bland for you, switch it up! Bright blues and whites open the eyes for a very inviting look. Whether soaking the sun on a beach or dancing to your favorite jam in the club, color liners are perfect. My favorite  liners include NARS eyeliner sylo and Stila’s liquid liner pen. Both are pens, but gel eyeliner can give the same results. Celebrities all over the red carpet have been spotted with this trendy eye.

Liquid liner can be worn thousands of ways. Whether attached to a smokey eye or on the top lid  with a deep pink lipstick, much like Lauren Conrad above. Others enjoy doing several strokes to build up a bold winged look and then draw on ‘Twiggy’ style lashes on the lower. This look is very clean-cut, simple, and perfect for any time of the year!


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Life of a Housewife
    Apr 24, 2013 @ 04:18:48

    Love your blog! Take a look around mine, maybe something will spark your interest and you’ll subscribe! Hope to hear from you soon! 🙂


  2. themakeuphound
    Apr 24, 2013 @ 12:25:01

    Oh Lauren always has such lovely eyeliner! And make up…hair etc. 🙂

    Thanks for the tips- i’m bookmarking 🙂 xx


  3. natziwang
    Jun 08, 2013 @ 11:39:37

    I often find that gel eyeliner works better than liquid liner. MAC Blacktrack for instance, can give me that clean beautiful black polished line that liquids do, but application is a lot more precise because I’m using an angled brush. It also makes creating that wing tip a lot easier!


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