Today I am going to teach you a few tricks on how to use liquid eyeliner. I bet most of you think that using liquid liner just looks way too hard. But it’s actually one of those things where if you practice, you will get the hang of it and love doing it too! Liquid eyeliner is a bit trickier than gel and pencil liners because it’s liquid—kinda like drawing is a bit easier than painting. Anyway, here are a few tips to help you use liquid liner like a pro:


  • Before applying liquid liner, do your eyeshadow! So eyeshadow, then liner.
  • Until you get the hang of it, you may want to lightly hold the edge of your eye as you paint on the liner. I don’t suggest keeping this habit for a long time though because the tugging can cause unwanted wrinkles.
  • Instead of starting from the inner corner of your eye, start from the middle of the eye and lightly apply pressure to the liner wand and drag it across your lash line. Then you can go back in and fill in where you left off!
  • Don’t close your eye! Keep it halfway open and if possible, try to stay as relaxed as possible. If you strain the eye you are trying to line, then your line won’t be very smooth.
  • Use an anchor. Whenever I apply liner I lean my elbow of the painting hand onto a sturdy surface (like a wall mirror) and then line my eyes. This will keep your hand steady and once you get better at it, you won’t need to do this leaning trick!
  • I don’t recommend lining your bottom lashes with liquid eyeliner. More often than not it’s a recipe for disaster. Plus, since liquid liner creates such a distinct line it can actually make your eyes appear smaller.
  • Liquid liner is supposed to leave a very sharp line so don’t try to blend it.
  • After you have applied the liner, leave your eyes half open and let it dry for 10 seconds or so.
  • Hold the liner wand closer to the tip so you have move control over it.