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Tips for applying eyeliner

 

When it comes to makeup, eyeliner can be one of the products that people struggle with most. It seems simple in theory - just trace across your lashline - but the end result can make you look like you did your makeup in the dark. Instead, .

1. Prep the eye area correctly

For your eyeliner to go on smoothly and evenly, it's essential that the area is prepped properly, as dry or tired eyes can cause the product to flake or settle in creases. Apply the ELEMIS Pro-Radiance Illuminating Eye Balm before doing your makeup to instantly refresh the skin around the eyes and blur fine lines.

2. Get some stability

Resting your elbow on a table as you apply your eyeliner is a simple trick that can make a big difference in how the finished product looks. The stability means you can get a smooth, even line, instead of the irregular marks caused by shaky hands.

3. Keep your pencil sharp

A dull eyeliner pencil can be frustrating to work with, as the product has a hard time transferring to skin and the line may look too thick or clunky. Making sure the tip of the eyeliner pencil is sharpened ensures you can get the product closer to the lashline.

4. Clean up mistakes in a snap

It's a dreaded scenario - you were supposed to be out the door 10 minutes ago, but you're struggling to make one eye's cat-eye liner match the other. Instead of having to wash off your makeup and start all over again, simply clean up any mistakes with a Q-tip dipped in makeup remover. It allows you to spot-clean your eye look in a flash.

At the end of the night, be sure to wash off your makeup with a gentle yet thorough product like the ELEMIS White Flowers Eye and Lip Make-Up Remover. It clears away even the toughest eyeliners and waterproof mascaras.