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The biggest thing is practicing — the more you do it, the more comfortable you get with it. ย One thing you can do is to apply it before you do your eye makeup, because if you make any mistakes, you can easily remove it entirely without ruining your pretty eye makeup. ย You can either try to apply your actual eyeshadows and the like around it, or not worry too much about it and then carefully go over the line again at the end.

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i haven’t. i gave up and started using gel lines/eyeliner brushes, which i ended up liking way better anyway.

practice and plenty of flops. During my teenage years, the q tip dipped in makeup remover was very handy until I got it down!

steady hand, and not too much product. It’s easier to put more on, than to remove!
I always lean up against the mirror. Looks weird, but keeps my hand steady and control pressure.

It’s all about applying it in small strokes. When you are brand new at liquid eyeliner, don’t make the mistake of dragging it all the way across your eyelid in one stroke!

I rarely use liquid liner, but I just take my time and make sure I have a steady hand. I apply it before my other eye makeup and to fix any mistakes, I dip a cotton swab in a little makeup remover and gently go over it.

Practice!
I found that starting the line in the middle of the lid and drawing it toward the outer corner deposits the most colour and a thicker line and then you have less product on the applicator when you start again at the inner corner and join it up in the centre.

the brush makes all the difference! oh, and the formula — i prefer gels because they are malleable yet stay put when dry. it’s best to start with a thin line and gradually make it thicker by outlining and then filling in afterward.

i had problems getting the hang of making both eyes even, but i figured out a trick to help with it: line your eyes with eyeshadow first and then go over the line you made with the liquid liner! easy =)

Don’t dip the brush/wand/whtv back into the pot between strokes. Do the top lid first, and then do the bottom. That way, there’s less on the brush when you do the bottom, so it is easier.

really? I never thought it would be a problem. I think liquid liner is easier and neater.

I don’t use liquid liner myself but I heard from a friend that she tends to use pencil liner first then line over with liquid so that there’s less stress for her. ๐Ÿ™‚

practice practice practice! I agree about applying eyeliner before your makeup so you won’t mess up. Also find out what kind of applicator works for you, when I started out, I couldn’t use the thin “paintbrush-ey” brush, i kept messing up! Then I discovered L’Oreal’s lineur intense, which has a felt tip, which made application much easier! Now that I’m more comfortable, I’ve switched back to brush ๐Ÿ™‚

I still have to be very careful and take it slow. My biggest problems are at the outer corners, it seems like those eyelashes interfere and make the brush go all wonky. I don’t make one continuous line–I make a series of small lines connected so I can stop and readjust my hand as necessary. Ever since I found the Urban Decay 24/7 liners, though, I don’t use liquid liner that much. The 24/7 texture is really, really smooth and I love it.

I find that if you really want the crisp liquid liner look, sketching the line in with shadow first is helpful, especially if you’re better with a brush than one of those silly applicators. I usually use a gray or something, just to be sure that I like the line, then I trace over it with liner.

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