How to Apply Eyeliner

Many people think they already know how to apply eyeliner, and by all rights, they do a good job. In actuality, there is a big difference between the way you might apply eyeliner and the way a professional make-up artist does.
For a thinner line, use the pencil sideways so that it is essentially parallel to your lid. This forces you to use a lighter hand, and therefore you will get a lighter and thinner line. Another trick to get a thinner line is to draw the line halfway between your lid and your lash line.

For color on the bottom lashes you'll want to use an eyeliner pencil because you need something easy to smudge. Once the line is drawn, run your finger over it to smudge the line. You can also apply a bit of shadow to get full smudge effect.

Eyeliner can be found in liquid, powder, wax, kohl, and even gel varieties. Each type will produce a different effect. Liquid eyeliner comes in a bottle and makes a precise and even stroke. Powder-based comes in the form of a pencil. Wax-based comes in pencil form or in a compact with a brush applicator.

If you are a beginner on using eyeliner, you may face difficulties in drawing a nice line through. In that case, you may wish to split your line into two sections. Draw from the inner corner of the eye to the middle and then finish off from the middle to the end.

Applying eyeliner to the outside corner only. If you want your eyeliner to look, well weird, apply liner to the bottom and upper lash line and only go in as far as the outside of the pupil. Not only will this make it look like you forgot to finish your makeup, but be sure not to blend the line inward at all to accentuate the unfinished look.

Now if that isn't enough ammo for you, some makeup lines have their own waterproofing products. Benefit's She-Lac is a sealant that comes with 5 different brushes to seal in your eyeliner, eyebrows, lipstick and more. It has alcohol in it, so be careful around your eyes.