We love an eye pencil and we’re certainly not dissing kohl, but when it comes to creating mega-watt impact nothing quite beats a liquid eyeliner. Yes, it may take a little more skill to master and it’s not quite as forgiving for those shaky of hand but that chic slick of liquid pigment offers unrivalled drama. Whether you’re going more ‘Audrey Hepburn feline flick’ or ‘Nicki Minaj sassy slash’ they key (for those who aren’t make-up pros) is to choose the liner most appropriate for the job which is why we’ve made it easy with our pick of the best below.
Speaking of making things easy…. If going liquid still feels a little scary, why not try these three nifty tips to liner perfection:
1) Start by lightly tracing the shape of your line using a soft eye pencil before going over it with your liquid liner – that way you can master the shape you want before committing to your hard-to-shift liquid formula.
2) If drawing a straight line is a problem (we’re not judging!), apply dots of liquid liner along the lashline and simply join them up after (much easier than trying to nail one seamless streak).
3) For a graphic wing, use the old credit card trick; apply your liquid liner along the lashline as normal until you get to the outer corner. Then, placing a credit card under your eye at a 45 degree angle from the outer corner of the eye to the end of the eyebrow, simply use the card as your guide, taking the line as far past the outer lashes as you dare.
And remember, if all else fails, cotton buds and make-up remover are your best friends when it comes to mastering the perfect eyeliner flick.
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