12 Tips For Choosing The Right Eyeliner For You

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Consider your eye shape:

Different eyeliner styles flatter different eye shapes. For example, tightlining (lining the inner rim) can make small eyes appear bigger, while thicker lines can balance out rounder eyes.

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Think about your desired look:

Do you want a dramatic cat-eye or a subtle definition? Eyeliner can create a range of effects, so choose a product that suits your style.

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Pick your formula:

There are many eyeliner options out there! Pencils are great for beginners, gels offer long-lasting wear, and liquid liners create sharp lines.

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Match your coloring:

Eyeliner doesn't have to be black! Brown or charcoal can be softer on lighter eyes, while colored liners can add a pop of fun.

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Don't forget about waterline:

Tightlining with a waterproof liner can make your lashes look fuller. Just be gentle on your waterline!

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Sharpen those tools:

A blunt pencil or eyeliner tip won't give you precise application. Keep your tools sharp for best results.

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Prime your lids:

Using an eyeshadow primer can help your eyeliner stay put for longer, especially if you have oily lids.

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Start thin and build:

It's easier to add more eyeliner than to take it away. Start with a thin line and gradually build it up to your desired thickness.

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Practice makes perfect:

Don't get discouraged if your eyeliner isn't perfect the first time. The more you practice, the easier it will become.

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Clean up mistakes with a cotton swab:

Dip a cotton swab in makeup remover to erase any eyeliner mishaps.

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Set your liner

Applying a translucent setting powder on top of your eyeliner can help it stay smudge-proof.

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