I'm 36 and have yet to figure out eyeliner. Help!

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Registered: 04-08-2008
I'm 36 and have yet to figure out eyeliner. Help!
Thu, 07-03-2014 - 1:00pm

Do you guys wear eyeliner? I've never mastered it and wonder if you really need it or not. Any recommendations on how to start with it? Any favorite brands? 

“Are people born wicked, or is wickedness trust upon them?” 

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Registered: 08-25-2013

I don't use eyeliner and have never really seen anyone wearing it that looks good. Most woman look like they need a good eye makeup remover by the time they've applied their eyeliner.  If I were you, I wouldn't bother. Get some good mascara instead.

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Registered: 07-02-2014

Maybe go some good department stores that might have a makup person doing a permotion and let them do your eyes and see how it comes out, you might be a happy girl after they work on you, I hope this helps.


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Registered: 06-16-1998

It depends on what kind of look you want. 1960's Sophia Loren/Audrey Hepburn drama? Or something more subtle that just accentuates your lashline?

If you have a Sephora near you I suggest going there because they have so many product lines, and they can show you how to achieve different looks.

I started using a soft eyeliner pencil (Almay Intense i-liner in bronze) to make a thin line at the lash line. It has a thin "lead" (more like a soft crayon), lots of pencils have a thicker point that makes a thick line. Brown looks more natural on me because I just want my lashes to show more, not make a dramatic eyeliner look. Its easy to correct smudges or mistakes with a cotton swab. Liquid liner is harder to clean up mistakes but it stays on better.

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Registered: 01-23-2013

i don't really wear eyeliner. I always put too much on and then I can't get any back off and will ruin the rest of my makeup trying.