Expert make-up artist Bobbi Brown gives step by step instructions on how to apply gel eyeliner
There’s no need to go under the knife for younger-looking eyes. Instead, simply learn how to apply eyeliner in a way that will really define and enhance your eyes. There’s a reason why a great eyeliner is every make-up artists’ secret weapon!
The magic of eyeliner is that this wonder tool can work in so many different ways. Whether you want your eyes to appear bigger, longer or just make them pop with colour, an eyeliner can transform your look in minutes.
But the trick to getting the most out of your peepers is learning how to apply eyeliner properly. The last thing you want is for your eyeliner to look sloppy, or worse, like a racoon!
Here to show us how to get perfectly lined eyes is renowned make-up artist and beauty expert Bobbi Brown. Just follow her six easy steps for how to apply eyeliner and you’ll never look back. Gorgeous eyes are just a click away…
Wondering which type of eyeliner to use? Here, Bobbi Brown uses a gel eyeliner but it really depends on what you’re most comfortable with. Pencil eyeliners are often the most economical, but they also tend to not last very long. They are also more likely to smudge and smear. Gel eyeliners are most make-up artists’ liner of choice as they don’t easily smear and deliver rich colour. But if you’d rather achieve a more subtle effect, then powder eyeshadows work as light eyeliner provided you use a fine-tip brush for precision. But if you want to really achieve a dramatic effect, then opt for a liquid eyeliner – just make sure you have a steady hand!
Ready to start your eyeliner lesson?
Step One: Begin by lining in the middle of the lash line and move to the outside corner of the eye. Gently lift the lid to get close to the eye.
Keep reading for five more steps for how to apply eyeliner like a pro…
Then apply the liner in smooth strokes. Make sure you apply the eyeliner generously enough to be visable when the eyes are open to make the most impact.
Next, apply the liner all the way to the inner corner of the eye. Make sure the eyeliner is thicker at the outer corner, gradually thinning the line toward the inner corner.
Here you can see the difference with one eye lined. Always line the whole way across the eyelid to open up your eye and make it look bigger.
Then repeat with the other eye. Try not to leave space between the eyeliner and the lash line. If, after application, there is a small space, fill it in with the same shade of powedered eyeshadow.
When you have finished, your eyes will look bigger and more defined, as you can see with this picture.