How to apply eyeliner correctly and most common mistakes to avoid

How to apply eyeliner correctly mistakes to avoid


With the right makeup, the eyes look even more expressive. Whether you prefer a natural everyday look, playful with curved eyeliner for the first date or rather dramatic with cat eyes for going to a club – the eyeliner is the absolute all-rounder. But handling it is not that easy. Inexperienced hands must be trained for a successful result. Many women make some mistakes that are difficult to conceal afterwards. We take the challenge have a look at the most common makeup mistakes and show you how to apply eyeliner correctly. No other makeup product can do so much – with an eyeliner, little eyes are highlighted and eyes stand far apart look visually closer. For an expressive and open look, you should not only have a sure hand, but also use the right product and brush.

How to apply eyeliner correctly – a quick review of products and brushes variety

  How to apply eyeliner correctly instructions

No other makeup product can do so much: with an eyeliner, little eyes are highlighted, eyes that stand far apart look visually closer, you can hide minor imperfections, etc. For an expressive and open look, you should not only have a secure hand, but also use the right product and brush. Here are the three options available:

Use a sharp pencil to draw a thin line

– Apply a liquid eyeliner with an eyeliner brush.

– Gel eyeliner is easy to handle and can also be used without a brush.

– Felt tip eyeliner is perfect for beginners. You do not need a brush for it.

– Pencil liner can be applied easily and can be smudges with a pencil brush.

How to apply eyeliner correctly – 6 most common mistakes

do not use a dull pencil eyeliner mistakes to avoid


Use a dull pencil

Wrong (right): Draw a line with a dull pencil. Result: a broad, inaccurate line that can hardly be corrected.

Right (left): Use a sharp pencil to draw a thin, precise eyelid line close to the lash line.

properly applied eyeliner tips and hints


Not applying a primer

Wrong: Apply the eyeliner without a primer. Result: The eyeliner does not last long and gets smudged during the day.

Right: Always apply powder or a light eye shadow as a primer. If necessary, set the eyeliner in place with black eyeshadow and a flat definer brush.

how to apply eyeliner correctly fix with eyeshadow brush


Leaving gaps between the lash line and the eyeliner

Wrong (right): The liner is not applied close to lash line. Result: gaps are created.

Right (left): Apply liner as close to the lashes as possible. Then smudge with a pencil brush.

How to apply eyeliner correctly right wrong comparrison

The line on the lower eyelid line too thick

Wrong (right): Apply thick line on the lower eyelid. The result: the eye is optically reduced.

Right (left): A thin and precisely drawn line makes the eye shape look better.

how to apply eyeliner dos and donts

Apply the black eyeliner on the inner edge of the lid

Wrong (right): Applying eyeliner to the inner edge of the eyelid. Result: The eye looks tired and small.

Right (right): Apply the eyeliner to the outer edge of the eyelid. Then emphasize the eye with light eyeshadow.

Eyeliner right wrong comparrison thick line on eyelid

Try to draw the wing boldly.

Wrong (right): Inexperienced hands find it difficult to draw the wing. Result: A thick line that can hardly be corrected.

Right (left): Make two-three single strokes and then connect and color them.

How to apply eyeliner correctly – useful tips

How to apply eyeliner tips and tricks makeup tutorial

Here are some useful tips how to apply eyeliner correctly.

makeup tutorial eyeliner tips and tricks

Start from the center of the eyelid towards the outer corner using an angled brush. Make sure the line is as close to the eyelashes as possible. If necessary, blend the pencil with a pencil brush.

eyeliner application tutorial useful tips

Follow the lash line from the inner corner and connect it to the center.

eyeliner wing drawing useful tips tutorial with photos

Follow the lower lash line for the wing and stamp with the brush.

proper eyeliner wing drawing useful tips tutorial with photos

Connect the wing with the lash line and fill in.

makeup tutorial for beginners how to apply eyeliner

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