Problems with Liquid Liner?

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Registered: 10-25-2010
Problems with Liquid Liner?
Thu, 11-04-2010 - 11:06am

ladyboarder9669 asked...

My biggest beauty frustration is liquid eyeliner! I usually don't even bother with it because I have such a hard time making a straight line. I hope to get it down someday though because I love the look! So practice, practice, practice for me. I guess!

Oh, I have the best trick for this! My hand isn't steady and that straight line with liquid liner is nearly impossible for me to create. So what I do is, I FIRST use a pencil liner to make that straight line. (I could just stop at that, but let's face it, pencil liners sometimes smudge.) So after I go over my lid with a pencil liner, I go over THAT with a liquid liner -- it's like you're coloring or tracing almost. Use that pencil as a guide, but use that liquid to seal the look. That way, your liner won't smudge and the line will be straight.

Let me know if you try it out and what you think! Good luck! xo's

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Thu, 11-04-2010 - 4:37pm

OMG!! I had to stop and go

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Tue, 11-09-2010 - 6:36pm

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Registered: 11-09-2010
Wed, 11-10-2010 - 3:56pm

Try felt tip liquid eye liners.

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Wed, 01-26-2011 - 12:09am

That is defintely a good idea.

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Wed, 02-02-2011 - 9:19pm

I love that idea of using pencil 1st in the previous reply.

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Wed, 02-09-2011 - 4:23am

I am actually good at it, and frankly the slower you gothe worse it looks.

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Registered: 11-11-2010
Wed, 02-16-2011 - 3:36pm

Excellent trick, thank you so much. I do love the look of liquid liner and something I've done is first apply my eyeshadow so that the liner isn't directly on my skin, that way it doesn't smudge.