There are few makeup looks more iconic and more glam than a cat’s eye flick of black liner. It’s a look that’s difficult to achieve with shadow or pencil, but liquid eyeliner can easily do the trick. Yet, for many women, applying liquid liner is an exercise in intimidation or at the very least, a smeary mess. Attempts to draw the perfect line can require the steady hand of a surgeon and even then a girl can end up with asymmetrical lines. With all these challenges, liquid eyeliner is right up there with red lipstick in the “I can’t wear it” cosmetic category. But applying liquid eyeliner is surprisingly easy when you have the right tips and tools of the trade.
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1. Get Your Lids Ready
In order to minimize smears and avoid the liner transferring onto your upper lids, you need to prep your skin. Make sure your eyelids are clean from yesterday’s make-up and are moisturized. There are some wonderful makeup removers out there such as Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water that gently cleanses lids.